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PostHeaderIcon McLaren Ultimate Vision GT Virtual Race Car

It’s McLaren Automotive turn’s to present the fans of Gran Turismo video game with a super sick virtual car. This is what they have come up with, the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT, available in Grant Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4 from October. 

Of course, there is more to the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT than enabling a bunch kids to have a really good time playing the game. Designers and engineers have put some real effort into making the Vision GT, as they will explain to you in the video below. The car represents McLaren’s way of thinking when it comes to creating the ultimate track car. Who knows, maybe some day in the future they actually come up with something like this for the real world. Oh, wait. They’ve already done that. It’s called the P1 GTR!

The specs they have come up with for the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT are truly amazing, even for a virtual car. The hyper track machine has a virtual kerb weight of just 1,000 kg thanks largely to the extensive use of digital carbon fiber. It also boasts Integrated Active Aero, which works by opening tiny aperture covers around air inlets on key surfaces during cornering to create drag and generate downforce. Power comes from a virtual twin-turbo, 4.0-litre McLaren V8 engine drives the rear wheels, putting out a mind-boggling 1,150 PS and 1,275 NM of torque.






“We wanted to break new ground and to innovate and the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo does exactly that. It puts the driver absolutely at the centre of the action, delivering a sensory overload with incredible sound and awe-inspiring acceleration. From the game player’s point of view, the driving experience in this car will be like nothing else: the amazing glass cockpit and the motorcycle-like driving position – with your head far forward, almost right above the front axle – combine to allow you to see exactly where the apex of the corner is so you can shave vital milliseconds off each lap.More than anything though, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a stunning looking car. The design form communicates exactly what the car’s mission is and what its intentions are: it’s the ultimate expression of the McLaren design pillars and principles we have already established, futured into the 2030s.”
Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren Ultimate Vision GT Virtual Race Car

It’s McLaren Automotive turn’s to present the fans of Gran Turismo video game with a super sick virtual car. This is what they have come up with, the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT, available in Grant Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4 from October. 

Of course, there is more to the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT than enabling a bunch kids to have a really good time playing the game. Designers and engineers have put some real effort into making the Vision GT, as they will explain to you in the video below. The car represents McLaren’s way of thinking when it comes to creating the ultimate track car. Who knows, maybe some day in the future they actually come up with something like this for the real world. Oh, wait. They’ve already done that. It’s called the P1 GTR!

The specs they have come up with for the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT are truly amazing, even for a virtual car. The hyper track machine has a virtual kerb weight of just 1,000 kg thanks largely to the extensive use of digital carbon fiber. It also boasts Integrated Active Aero, which works by opening tiny aperture covers around air inlets on key surfaces during cornering to create drag and generate downforce. Power comes from a virtual twin-turbo, 4.0-litre McLaren V8 engine drives the rear wheels, putting out a mind-boggling 1,150 PS and 1,275 NM of torque.






“We wanted to break new ground and to innovate and the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo does exactly that. It puts the driver absolutely at the centre of the action, delivering a sensory overload with incredible sound and awe-inspiring acceleration. From the game player’s point of view, the driving experience in this car will be like nothing else: the amazing glass cockpit and the motorcycle-like driving position – with your head far forward, almost right above the front axle – combine to allow you to see exactly where the apex of the corner is so you can shave vital milliseconds off each lap.More than anything though, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a stunning looking car. The design form communicates exactly what the car’s mission is and what its intentions are: it’s the ultimate expression of the McLaren design pillars and principles we have already established, futured into the 2030s.”
Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren 570GT in XP Green By MSO

In the annals of McLaren’s long and rich history in performance cars and motorsport racing, there is perhaps no greater car McLaren has ever produced than the F1. To this day, it’s regarded alongside the Ferrari F40 as the godfathers of modern supercars, a distinction that becomes more and more revered with each passing day. The F1’s history is littered with world records, race wins, and enough achievements to fill up a massive trophy case. But the supercar is also remembered for giving birth to the F1 GT Longtail, one of the most distinctive road cars McLaren has ever built. 20 years after the Longtail first appeared in 1997, McLaren is paying homage to the iconic F1 XP GT Longtail with the introduction of the super limited edition McLaren 570GT XP Green Edition.

McLaren’s MSO division did the brunt of the work in creating this ultra-exclusive, six-unit masterpiece. Beyond the goal of reliving the unmistakable aesthetics of the F1 XP GT Longtail, the exercise of creating this limited edition 570GT boils down to a showcase of MSO’s capabilities as a personalization division. This is the same unit that has given us some pretty memorable iterations in recent memory. Past works like the 650S Coupe Concept, 720S Velocity, and the unforgettable X1 Concept were all created by MSO. The 570GT XP Green Edition isn’t the first of its kind to get the MSO treatment either. But for what it’s worth, it’s the first one to have been inspired by arguably the most famous car McLaren has ever produced. That, in itself, counts for something meaningful and it’s probably the reason why MSO decided to build the 570GT XP Green Edition in such short supply.

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren 570GT MSO XP Green Has Historic Color

McLaren Automotive might be a fairly new car maker, but they have a long and glorious history as a boutique manufacturer. And that is what they often tap into to make their new models look cooler and more interesting. This time the outcome is this McLaren 570GT MSO XP Green which features a paint work borrowed form a famous McLaren F1

There are clues in the name of McLaren 570GT MSO XP Green as to the identity of the its benefactor. It’s the 1997 F1 XP GT ‘Longtail’ which had a special body work with extended aero pieces and deep bottle green paint finish. That color is now part of McLaren Special Operations unique special commission colors. It is now featured on six examples of the McLaren 570GT going on sale in UK, Germany and the Netherlands. This MSO treatment adds £21,000 to the final price of the vehicle, which itself depends on the options and trims.

So what do you get for that 21 grand? On the outside, and besides the special colors, McLaren 570GT MSO XP Green features Saddle Tan aero pin-striping edging the front aero blades, side skirts and rear diffuser. There is also Union Jack emblem finished in silver-grey and MSO Black exterior components. Inside, you get Saddle Tan leather upholstery with green leather inserts in the seats and green contrast stitching, as well as a dedication plaque mounted on the centre tunnel beneath the infotainment screen identifying each car as one of six in the Collection.






“Any McLaren is a very special vehicle, but we are also seeing an increasing number of buyers expressing a desire to personalise their cars with additional features and options as well as colour and trim choices outside of the core specification offered,” explained Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing. “As well as making it possible for individual McLaren owners to have exactly the McLaren they want, McLaren Special Operations will continue to create limited-volume collections such as these six 570GT models in XP Green, to further extend customer choice.”

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PostHeaderIcon Oops: Newly Wed Couple Crash a Rented McLaren 650S

A wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days in a person’s life. It’s especially important for the bride and groom, though I can argue that guests can have their own version of fun at these events. Unfortunately, things can still go awry, as one person will attest after crashing a rented McLaren 650S into a tree in what could very well be one of the most ill-timed and expensive attempts at showing off.

Specific details on what happened are still unclear, but the end result is as crystal as they come. The rented McLaren 650S incurred significant damage because the driver thought it was a good idea to mess around with the supercar’s launch control figure. I’m not sure if the driver didn’t know the purpose of launch control or he just made a mistake in engaging it; it doesn’t matter now either way. The point is that because of his tomfoolery, the 650S’ front end is barely recognizable after smooching with the tree. The hood looks like a crumpled piece of paper and both air bags actually deployed. All of that means that the 650S probably launched close to where the tree was and the suddenness of the car’s acceleration startled the driver, leaving him with precious little time to correct his error to at least avoid hitting the tree.

I don’t know who’s going to have to foot the bill for the supercar’s repairs, but I can tell you that given its state, I wouldn’t be surprised if the cost of repairs goes up to six figures. Lesson learned, folks. There’s no harm in renting a McLaren 650S for a wedding and then proudly show it off to all the other guests. Just make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. And don’t forget to purchase the best insurance policy at the rental counter.

PostHeaderIcon The McLaren 720S Goes Flamboyantly Purple as a One-Off at Pebble Beach

What happens when you cram thousands of wealthy people, heaps of amazing cars, and enough events to cover a whole week together? You get the greatest week of the year: the Monterey Car Week. You never know what you’re going to see. With auctions from names like Russo & Steele, Mecum, Gooding & Co., and RM Sotheby’s, there’s a massive guest list that includes some of the greatest cars ever built. But, over at Pebble Beach, things take a completely different turn, with this year bringing cars like the BMW Concept Z4 and Infiniti Prototype 9 into the mix with all of the classic cars. Meanwhile, McLaren has to make its own splash, and it’s doing so this year with a special one-off version of the 720S painted in one of the loudest and intriguing shades of purple that you’ll probably ever see on something with wheels.

The car in question was built by McLaren Special Operations to the exact specifications requested by Michael Fux. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, he’s owned a number of collector cars that include a some special McLaren one-offs like a 12C in McLaren Orange, a 12C Spider in yet another shade of purple, and even a McLaren P1 with an exclusive color of green that has only be used on that specific vehicle. Unlike some McLaren one-offs, this beauty features a bespoke paint color called “Fux Fuchsia” that was developed specifically for Fux by Rolls-Royce and then redeveloped for its application on the 720S by McLaren. So, with that in mind, don’t expect to get your hands on it, as our man Fux owns the exclusive rights to this specific hue – if that’s not exclusive, I don’t know what is. Keep reading to learn about what Mr. Fux requested from McLaren SVO.

Updated 08/21/2017: We added a series of new images taken during the sport car’s presentation at the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

PostHeaderIcon McLaren Is Ready To Jump Into The Electric Supercar Segment

If anybody needed any more proof that electrification is fast becoming a real thing in the supercar segment, consider that McLaren is already preparing for its own electric supercar. Seems like it wasn’t that long ago when the thought of an all-electric McLaren would’ve been enough to draw laughter in a room full of mimes. And yet here we are. An all-electric McLaren supercar is on the table and according to Autocar, there’s a good chance it will debut as early as 2019.

Specific details about the planned McLaren EV supercar are still being paced out, but there are rumblings concerning a few details about the model that’s painting a somewhat clear picture of what we can expect out of it. One is that the model is expected to be classified under McLaren’s super exclusive Ultimate Series, a sub-section within the company that also includes the McLaren P1. There are also whispers that the proposed model will feature technology borrowed from the P1 and on top of that, it’ll also tap into the automaker’s involvement in the development of the Formula E powertrains that it supplies to some of the teams in the series. As far as actual figures go, Autocar says that the all-electric McLaren will have the same performance characteristics as the 675LT, the range-topping model in McLaren’s Super Series division that has 666 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque at its disposal. Since the electric supercar is going to sit in the higher echelon Ultimate Series, it is reasonable to think that it could have a little bit more power than the 675LT, maybe somewhere in the vicinity of 700 horsepower.

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PostHeaderIcon Michael Fux Gets Purple McLaren 720S MSO

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American entrepreneur and car collector Michael Fux has ordered a new McLaren and he’s come to the 2017 Pebble Beach to show it off. It’s a purple McLaren 720S MSO, a truly one-of-a-kind car with Fux Fuchsia one-off paintjob and white leather interior, and it’s a little bit of an oddball like its owner. 

I guess ‘tacky’ is the word one would use to describe the color combo on this car, but these things are subjective. And even if it really is terrible and uncool, it doesn’t really matter because it’s the millionaire who orders the car has the final say, and if Mr. Fux believes that is a nice color and that it works with white interior, that’s the way it’s going to be. Heck, he could have this 720 smeared with baby poop if he wanted to, and McLaren Special Operations would do it for him.

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Other highlights of Fux’s purple McLaren 720S MSO, besides the paint job, include fuchsia accents on the wheels, door appliqués, a pinstripe on the steering wheel and rear-view mirror are all in body color, MSO Bespoke white leather with white stitching, white Alcantara floor mats with white stitching, exhaust and window surrounds in Stealth grey finish and carbon fibre components from the MSO Defined range.

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PostHeaderIcon The Wait To Order A McLAren 720S Just Got A Lot Longer

Like every supercar that arrives amidst hype and expectation, the demand for the McLaren 720S was always going to be high. Still, the reception surrounding the new crown jewel of McLaren’s Super Series is reaching heights that very few McLaren before it have been able to do it. It’s now being reported that all examples of the 720S through 2018 are sold out. Gone. Better luck next year.

This revelation may be surprising on the surface, but it really isn’t, even when you take into account the fact that the 720S only made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. This is the nature of the supercar industry now though. Even the most expensive of machines sell out faster than ice cream on a hot August day, and as it turns, that’s exactly the case with the McLaren 720S. All in all, over 1,500 orders of the McLaren 720S have been placed with many of these buyers ordering two models of the supercar, one to use and another to send to McLaren Special Operations for some personalization work. Displays of wealth notwithstanding, buyers who missed out on taking delivery for the 720S on or before 2018 will still get a chance to buy one, either through McLaren or the secondary market. Those who opt for the former will have to wait a lot longer than they intended, but at least they could still get their hands on a 720S at a much friendlier price compared to going to the streets where they can get to own one sooner, albeit at a price that isn’t as forgiving to the wallet as what McLaren’s asking for it.

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren 570GT by Novitec

The McLaren 570GT is about as unique as any McLaren that’s out on the market today. It’s classified under the company’s Sports Series, but really, it has the credentials of a supercar. It was prepared to be a performance daily driver in the vein of the Porsche 911, and yet it can flex its power in a heartbeat. The 570GT’s varied characteristics is a big part of its appeal, and for all it’s worth, it’s also a big reason why aftermarket tuners have taken a fancy to it. One of these tuners is Novitec and it’s got a dandy new program for the 570GT that helps improve its output numbers to reach levels that essentially puts it in the league of McLaren’s higher-echelon Super Series.

If you have ever followed Novitec’s work, you might remember the tuner has already worked on the McLaren 570S, introducing its program for that car back in December 2016. The blueprint of both kits is pretty similar in a such a way that the scope of Novitec’s modifications falls along the same sections. There are aerodynamic kits, a new set of wheels, suspension upgrades, and of course, engine tweaks that put the 570GT’s output in the vicinity of 650 horsepower, right smack where the 650S resides. It’s not the most encompassing program you’ll ever see, but for a car like the 570GT that can already shine on its own without any assistance, Novitec’s new program is simply all about making a good thing even better.

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PostHeaderIcon Novitec McLaren 570GT Upgrade Kit

novitec 570-gt

As promised when they revealed their 570S upgrade package, Novitec has now come up with a similar treatment for that car’s GT cousin. Shown here in a resplendent green, the Novitec McLaren 570GT benefits from aesthetics improvements as well as a performance upgrade. 

On the styling front the changes on Novitec McLaren 570GT are, as is often the case with cars from this tuner, are subtle but effective. You get a front spoiler lip, new rocker panels, air intakes, rear diffuser and rear wing, all of which are made from top-notch carbon fiber. Complementing the kit is a set of NOVITEC MC1 20 inch rims.

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Performance-wise, Novitec McLaren 570GT gets a full-fat treatment with a sport exhaust system and sophisticated three-stage electronic tuning the net result of which is a jump to 646 horsepower and 692 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. What that translates into in terms of sprint time is a 0-100 time of 3.0 seconds dead and a top speed of 334 km/h. The lightweight INCONEL exhaust system not only contributes to the performance, it also enhances the cars acoustics.

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren P15 Hypercar Initial Details Revealed

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McLaren Automotive has had such an amazing experience with the P1 hypercar that they seem to be in a bit of a hurry to come up with a successor. In fact, the new McLaren P15 Hypercar is said to be ready for debut later this year, just in time to mess up the market for AMG Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie. 

And it’s going to be banging, this P15, boasting an 800 horsepower non-hybrid 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8. That is less than what the P1 offered, but the McLaren P15 will be faster seeing it’s designed to be a stripped-out but still road-legal track toy with a weight of just 1,300 kg. So it’s fair to say the P15 won’t be any good around Casino Square or Knightsbridge, but it’ll kill at Silverstone or Spa.

McLaren P15 will make use of McLaren’s latest Monocage II one-piece carbonfibre tub complete with roof structure and get a race-inspired two-seater interior and no P1-style electrical powertrain. That is the key to its light weight and therefore superb power-to-weight ratio. The hypercar will also benefit from Active aerodynamics with self-adjusting spoilers.

Just about the only worry with McLaren P15 is that it is said to be designed more with function in mind than good looks, and the fact that it’ll £840,000 (limited to 500 units).

Via Autocar

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren P15

As a successful race car builder since the 1960s, McLaren’s decision to launch its first road-legal car in the early 1990s made a huge impact on the British firm. Although the F1 was its sole vehicle for many years, and the SLR and then the MP4-12C stood as McLaren’s only offerings during their tenure, 2013 brought both the 650S and the P1. For the very first time, the Brits had two cars in dealerships. A couple of years later and the Super Series expanded to include more versions, while the more affordable Sports Series arrive to complete a trio of nameplates. Come 2017 and McLaren is set to expand even more, but with the P1 and all of its variants now long gone, it’s time for a brand-new hypercar. And as it turns out, it’s codenamed the P15.

Rumors of a P1 successor have been flying around for quite some time. McLaren did confirm that something in underway in late 2016, but details are scant. What we do know for a fact is that the Brits are once again considering the three-seat layout of the F1, a carbon-fiber body (far from surprising, eh?), and a hybrid drivetrain. More recent rumors said that pricing would start from $2.5 million, but there’s also a claim that all 106 units are already sold out. As weird as it may sound, this is very likely, as it’s quite the trend with limited-edition supercars nowadays, no matter the price tag. Now, the folks over at Autocar claim they have a “full exclusive story” of the P15 (also referred to as the B23), and you can find all the important info in the speculative review below.

Updated 08/07/2017: We created a rendering for the upcoming McLaren P15 supercar. Check the exterior section for more details on it.

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PostHeaderIcon Brace Yourselves, A Track-Focused Successor To The McLaren P1 Is Coming!

The super competitive world of hypercars can be really amazing. Not only do we get some of the fastest and most powerful driving machines from it, but we also see first-hand how this space has spurred a competitive arms race among automakers. It’s great to see these companies embrace the challenge of innovation and dive in head-first. Take McLaren for example. The British automaker has already given us the P1 hypercar, and now it’s all set to follow that up with a successor that will apparently include a track-focused model that will be faster than the P1.

Word of this development comes by way of Autocar, which is reporting the new model, codenamed P15, will not only be faster than any McLaren model other than the P1 GTR, but it will also be much lighter than its predecessor. In fact, one of McLaren’s intended goals for this model is for it to have a much better power-to-weight ratio than the P1, allowing it to be much faster around the race track than the automaker’s ground-breaking hypercar. The report also says that the P15 will feature the company’s new Monocage II carbon fiber monocoque while also making extensive use of active aerodynamics to allow it to have better performances on a race track. Specific details are expected to be announced as the project advances, although it is being reported at this point that McLaren will only build 500 units of the model featuring just one variant, likely being a coupe, with a price tag of about €700,000, or around $814,000 based on current exchange rates.

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PostHeaderIcon Bruce McLaren Documentary Is A Must-Watch

We all know the names Enzo Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Ferdinand Porsche. They’re all titans of the industry and their legacies remain to this day in the manufacturers that still bear their name. One name who doesn’t get as much shine as he should is Bruce McLaren, the New Zealand-born driver, engineer, and inventor who founded McLaren. Well, if anybody wants to know more about McLaren and his impact on the history of motorsports, now’s your chance because a special documentary covering his life will be shown in the U.S. by video-on-demand next month.

Aptly titled “McLaren,” the documentary covers McLaren’s whole life, beginning with his childhood in New Zealand all the way up to the tragic crash that claimed his life at Goodwood. It’s a little hard to believe that McLaren was only 32 years old when he died, but in the short time that he was alive, he managed to found a company and racing outfit that would go on to win 12 Formula One driver’s championships and eight constructor’s titles. Today, we know of McLaren both from its exploits in Formula One and the supercar division that has given us exotic beauties like the P1, 720S, and the grandfathered yet still iconic F1 supercar. All of it started with Bruce McLaren, who lived long enough to create a lasting legacy of his name. Now we have a chance to see the man in ways we probably never have before.

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren SUV

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a McLaren SUV was absurd, a pipe dream for the lunatic fringe that indulged in fevered fantasies about jacked-up sports cars tackling the great outdoors. These days, though, it actually makes a lot of sense. One of the best examples comes from Porsche, which unveiled the mid-size Cayenne back in 2002 and promptly destroyed all expectations by simply cleaning up in sales. So then – it would seem as though demand for a “traditional” sports car ebbs and flows, while the SUV segment continues to entice buyers across the board. No surprise then that a host of manufacturers best known churning out high-end sports cars is turning to the SUV body style as a reliable source of income. Some of the latest to jump on the bandwagon include Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Jaguar, and even Lamborghini. Could McLaren be next, and if so, what would a McLaren SUV look like? To find out, we drew up a rendering and did a little daydreaming in the following speculative review.

Before we go any further, it bears mentioning that McLaren has flat out denied any interest whatsoever in the business of building SUVs. Sports cars and supercars are its game, and it’s gonna take something big to change McLaren’s mind in the matter. At the same time, McLaren says it plans on building as many as 15 new models by 2022. So what if one of those was an SUV?

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PostHeaderIcon Official: McLaren 570S Spider

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After the 540C and the GT and all the racing variants it was about time McLaren dropped the drop-top version of the 570S, the so-called baby super car, the McLaren 570S Spider. And here it is in all its official glory, being exactly what you expect it to be, which is a discount version of the 650 where everything is less, but no less satisfying. 

Available to order now from £164,750 in the UK (with the first 400 being Launch Edition models), the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider comes with same roof arrangement as McLaren 650S and 675LT Spiders which is a carbon fiber retractable hardtop. It is a fantastic solution and can be opened or closed in just 15 seconds, at vehicle speeds of up to 40km/h (25mph). The car also has a glazed wind deflector can be electrically raised or lowered at the push of a button regardless of the position of the roof to allow additional sound and fresh air into the cabin.

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In tandem with the open-top cabin McLaren 570S Spider also comes with an optional sports system that features an ESG to channel exhaust sound towards the cabin, via the area beneath the tonneau cover, for that full alfresco super car experience. Dynamically, there is no need to worry yourself over the loss of performance which is typical of coupe cars turned into convertible because the Spider is only 46 kg heavier than the hardtop 570S. The 570 PS V8 twin-turbo engine is more than capable of decent performance, taking the car from standstill to 100km/h (62mph) in 3.2 seconds and to 200km/h (124mph) in just 9.6 seconds.

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren 570S Spider

Introduced in 2015, the McLaren 570S brought the British firm into a new era. Not only it completed a three-car lineup, a first for McLaren, but it also became the company’s most affordable vehicle yet. Available in two versions with different outputs, the 570S also spawned a GT model with additional cargo space, softer suspension and improved insulation for touring enthusiasts. Come 2017, and the 570S had its roof chopped off (not literally, of course) to become the 570S Spider.

Unlike its siblings, the 570S Spider didn’t benefit from a glamorous unveiling at an auto show, but the drop-top supercar is just as important as any other McLaren. With the 570S giving the British firm access to a new niche, one that includes the iconic Porsche 911, the Spider now gives McLaren a weapon against the 911 Cabriolet and the Audi R8 Spyder. We will see the sports car in the metal at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, but until then let’s have a closer look at the design and the spec sheet.

Updated 07/25/2017: McLaren dropped a series of new images for the new 570S Spider showing the car in three new colors: Curacao Blue, Sicilian Yellow and Vega Blue.

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PostHeaderIcon Pops’ Rants: Nurburgring Wood and Covfefe

Yee-haw, Pops is back! Did you miss me? In case you’re wondering, I’ve taken a short vacation last week. Ya know, old people need to rest a lot. But if you don’t care about that, we can assume I was too lazy to do my gibberish routine for the weekend.

Anywho, I came back to the Internet only to find out that we have a new Nurburgring record. Boy, I should definitely spend less time in bed – it’s not the kind of activity that allows you to keep up with those fast Nurburgring runs. And you know what? I don’t care much about McLaren’s new record. And this comes from a man who lived to see McLaren’s glorious Can-Am and Formula One performances back in the day and who’s a tremendous fan of its road cars, especially the F1. Simply because all these records are only about automakers waving their pricks at each other.

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PostHeaderIcon Up Close with McLaren 720S

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The new McLaren Super Series, the 2018 McLaren 720S, was unveiled to much fanfare at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The car is now gearing up for its market launch which means it is being dispatched to McLaren dealership across the world so that customers can get to know it better. 

One of the first places they sent the new McLaren 720S was the Newport Beach showroom which holds the record for shifting the greatest numbers of McLarens. They in turn took the British supercar to its second American public appearance, after Amelia Island Concourse, at Cars and Coffee San Celemente:

Just to recap, McLaren 720S come with a twin-turbocharged V8 4.0 liter engine with 720PS and 770Nm of torque. Performance-wise, standstill to 100km/h (62mph) takes less than 3 seconds and just 5 seconds later the car has passed the 200km/h (124mph) mark on its way to a maximum speed of 341km/h (212mph). Braking is equally impressive, the new 720S coming to a halt from 200km/h (124mph) in just 4.6 seconds, covering 117m. Additionally, the extreme efficiency of the engine also goes beyond mere velocity: the new McLaren 720S delivers 10.7 litres/km combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions of just 249g/km in the New European Driving Cycle.

The new Super Series is also a lot more fun to drive hard than its predecessor thanks to cleverer electronics and a nicer exhaust sound. Here’s the 720S showing off its drift mode:

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