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This street-legal 1998 McLaren F1 LM is up for sale, again

This one is something special. Chassis #073 is just one example of a group of spectacular machines. But within that group, this very car stands out. That's because it's a McLaren F1, and it's one of only five customer cars upgraded to a higher level known as LM Spec. A McLaren F1 LM Spec car is fitted with a powertrain designed for McLaren's race cars, yet...

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Hardcore McLaren Sports Series member teased ahead of June 28 reveal

McLaren breaks down its model range into three categories. You have the Sports Series, Super Series, and Ultimate Series, and there is a clear performance delineator between each group. Starting at the top you'll find the Senna and P1 in the Ultimate Series. The 720S resides as the Super Series offering. At the "bottom" sits the 570 in GT and S versions...

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McLaren teases new Sports Series model

McLaren breaks down its model range into three categories. You have the Sports Series, Super Series, and Ultimate Series, and there is a clear performance delineator between each group. Starting at the top you'll find the Senna and P1 in the Ultimate Series. The 720S resides as the Super Series offering. At the "bottom" sits the 570 in GT and S versions...

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McLaren teases new Sports Series model

McLaren breaks down its model range into three categories. You have the Sports Series, Super Series, and Ultimate Series, and there is a clear performance delineator between each group. Starting at the top you'll find the Senna and P1 in the Ultimate Series. The 720S resides as the Super Series offering. At the "bottom" sits the 570 in GT and S versions...

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McLaren X2 a vision of the future of racing

Formula 1 now has its halo in place. Still, cars can always be made safer. And this doesn't have to come at the expense of the quality of the racing or the appeal of the cars themselves. Case in point; the McLaren F1 team's amazing X2 concept race car. The McLaren X2 isn't actually new, mind you. The British race team produced another variation on this idea...

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Full-size Lego McLaren 720S graces Petersen Automotive Museum

Hot on the heels of the intricate Bugatti Chiron Lego model, everyone's favorite toy bricks have been turned into another masterpiece. The Petersen Automotive Museum announced on Monday that a full-size, McLaren 720S model is now on display at the museum. The 1:1 model is made of more than 280,000 Lego bricks and weighs 3,200 pounds. McLaren worked closely...

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McLaren’s MSO team turn out stunning 675LT tribute car

The Gulf Racing livery has remained one of the most iconic in motorsport, and the blue and orange color scheme looked particular delightful when applied to the body of a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. That car, also referred to as the Davidoff F1, has raced in FIA events all over the globe. It's in a private collection but many are quite smitten with its...

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McLaren names Indy 500 winner as new chief test driver

McLaren's next-generation of sports cars and supercars will first be handed to Kenny Bräck. The British automaker announced Wednesday that the Swedish racing driver is now chief test driver. He replaces long-time tester Chris Goodwin who last year joined Aston Martin. The title comes with major responsibility: climb behind the wheel of numerous McLaren...

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Bruno Senna drives the McLaren Senna

Much like the McLaren Senna, racing driver Bruno Senna has a large name to live up to. Bruno is the nephew of Ayrton Senna, one of the all-time greatest racing drivers. McLaren has named its newest hypercar the Senna to honor the late great motorsport hero but also to highlight just how focused of a machine it is. To dive more deeply into this relationship...

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Bernie Ecclestone pays $5M for Senna’s race-winning McLaren Formula 1 car

Bernie Ecclestone might not be running Formula 1 anymore but he's got no intention of cutting all ties with the sport just yet. At the Bonhams collector car auction held in Monaco last Friday, the British billionaire placed the winning bid on a McLaren F1 race car driven by the legendary Ayrton Senna. Including the buyer's premium, Ecclestone ended up...

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