Tag Archives: McLaren News

Why did McLaren name its latest supercar Senna?

Ayrton Senna da Silva still looms large over the worlds of motorsport and McLaren. One need only utter the name and a flurry of thoughts related to speed, driving precision, and winning all come rushing to mind. Senna, who died in a tragic accident in 1994, spent the better part of his Formula One career with McLaren, so the two are forever intertwined...

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McLaren sharpens 570S Spider with Track Pack

McLaren's 570S Spider is hardly what you'd call a soft sports car, but nevertheless the British automaker has seen fit to develop a range of parts that will see it perform better on the road and race track. The parts are grouped in a new Track Pack that reduces the weight of the 570S Spider by 77 pounds and includes new telemetry features to help you hone...

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McLaren 570GT MSO Black Collection is the darker side of the supercar

McLaren Special Operations is the extension of the automaker tasked with bringing extra special versions of its super machines to life. This is often done through bespoke requests made by customers, but sometimes MSO produces a limited run of vehicles designed in a spec of its choosing. We think the MSO folks have been watching "This is Spinal Tap" lately...

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McLaren COO swears its cars will continually get faster

Cars today are fast. Your average modern minivan could smoke your average Ferrari from the 1970s. As the standard road car has improved its performance metrics, so too have supercars. Run down a spec sheet and you'll wind up seeing numbers that will make your mind spin. According to the McLaren's Chief Operating Officer, the British company's road cars...

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McLaren F1 successor to be company’s fastest road car to date

McLaren has confirmed its F1 successor, codenamed BP23, will indeed be its fastest road car ever. Translation: it will be faster than the original F1, which set a world record with its 243 mph top speed. The company's CEO, Mike Flewitt, confirmed the accolade at the Geneva motor show on Friday and explicitly said the BP23 "hyper GT" will exceed the 243-mph...

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McLaren Senna GTR not bound for motorsport

Despite its track-focused intentions, the McLaren Senna GTR concept does not preview a McLaren entry into the World Endurance Championship, the company confirmed. McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt dashed such hopes speaking to Autocar in a report published on Wednesday. He told the publication McLaren is "not going to race" the Senna, which means we won't see the...

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Track-only McLaren Senna GTR concept unveiled with upward of 814 hp

The buck doesn't stop at McLaren's latest Ultimate Series offering, the Senna supercar. On Tuesday, the British marque revealed the Senna GTR concept, which passes the vaunted "GTR" nameplate's torch from F1 GTR and P1 GTR to the latest ultimate expression of performance. Although just a concept, the company confirmed it will produce up to 75 of the Senna...

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Track-only McLaren Senna GTR concept unveiled with upward of 814 hp

The buck doesn't stop at McLaren's latest Ultimate Series offering, the Senna supercar. On Tuesday, the British marque revealed the Senna GTR concept, which passes the vaunted "GTR" nameplate's torch from F1 GTR and P1 GTR to the latest ultimate expression of performance. Although just a concept, the company confirmed it will produce up to 75 of the Senna...

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Street-legal McLaren F1 GTR for sale

Have you ever wanted to own a race car with actual racing provenance? Today is your lucky day. Well, really every day is your lucky day if you can afford to buy this McLaren F1 GTR. That's because it's a multi-million-dollar, race-prepped F1 that's been used in battle, now ready for road-legal driving duty. And it's offered for sale in England by Tom...

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