McLaren P1 Could Have an Electric Predecessor


A secret battery-electric hypercar is under development at McLaren with a view to replacing the P1 McLaren is working on a secret, battery-electric hypercar for its Ultimate Series — the most expensive and most focused of its model classes. The project will help the firm decide whether the P1’s replacement, expected around 2023, will be … [Read more…]

McLaren 570GT Is Brilliant

Month three of life with the 570GT, and being a generous and benevolent dictator (but mostly because I had to travel to LA and Korea for business) I took the opportunity to allow a trusted few to prise the keys from my hands. Returning from my travels and with the mileage now reading 4,235 it … [Read more…]

McLaren 570s Is a Big Goosebumps Provider


This time no introductions needed – the 570S skills were still fresh in my mind since my first contact on the track no more than six months earlier. But in fact, despite having felt the power of its engine and the incredible grip on the damp track of the Tazio Nuvolari circuit, I did not … [Read more…]

McLaren 570S Track Pack Offers Huge Performance

Soon enough, McLaren will realise that the model we’re all waiting for is a Longtail based on an entry-level Sports Series car. Like the 675LT, it’ll get more power, more aggressive aero, super-sticky tyres and a more focused chassis. It could well be the best car McLaren has ever made.

1990s – McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 is still the world’s fastest naturally aspirated production car, capable of a 390.7km/hr top speed, powered by a 627bhp 6.1-litre V12 sourced from BMW. The first production car (for a given value of “production”, since only 64 roadgoing models were made) to have a carbon fibre monocoque and employing the sort of … [Read more…]

McLaren 570S Spider: Perfection At Its Best

When it comes to McLaren, there’s only one word to describe it: excellence. Excellence in all of its form, from a design point of view, with an increase of only 46kg, despite the retractable roof consisting of two parts and borrowed from its 650S and 675LT cousins, both in terms of performance, thanks for the … [Read more…]

McLaren 720S: Will Be Down To Your Personal Taste

Series is the core of McLaren’s DNA. It’s where the company started with the clumsily named MP4-12C and quickly learned that building supercars isn’t without its pitfalls – and that buyers in this sector, and the media, are a tough bunch to please. Claiming you’ve built a Ferrari rival is one thing. Proving you have … [Read more…]

 How Important Is MSO For The McLaren Customers?

MCLAREN SPECIAL Operations (MSO) is of growing significance within the company’s business activities as it seeks to increase the volume of personalisation and bespoke service it offers its customers. Ansar Ali, who joined McLaren Automotive last year, initially as motorsport director, heads the division. He’s a veteran of British sports car firms. Ali speaks of … [Read more…]

Brand New McLaren F1 Offers Impressive Tech

McLaren has previewed the styling of its three-seat homage to the F1 road car for the first time. The new model will eclipse the PI as the most powerful road-legal McLaren yet when it arrives in 2019. The new model, codenamed BP23, will slot into McLaren’s Ultimate Series – the range-topping tier for its most … [Read more…]

McLaren BP23 Preview


What it is: Possible confirmation of the availability of high strength psychotropic drugs in the Woking area of England. The BP23 is a three-seat model inspired by the legendary McLaren F1, sharing that car’s central driving position and continent-crossing Grand Tourer brief. It’s the work of McLaren’s Special Operations (MSO) division, and all 106 have … [Read more…]