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McLaren 570S Spider makes its official debut

It’s finally here, the much-awaited open-air version of the McLaren 570S. Two years after McLaren launched the coupe form of the McLaren 570S, the British carmaker is now opening the order books for the new McLaren 570S Spider. As designed and engineered, the new McLaren 570S Spider is basically the same as the McLaren 570S Coupe, but without the fixed roof.

The new McLaren 570S Spider is essentially the third body style of the carmaker’s Sports Series product family (570 family), following the McLaren 570S Coupé and the McLaren 570GT. The main difference between the 570S Spider and the 570S Coupe is the fact that the open-top version comes with a retractable roof. Of course, the new 570S Spider still offers splendid levels of dynamism and refinement, coupled with supercar attributes and attitude.

As intended, the new two-seat, rear-wheel drive is provided with two-piece retractable hardtop made from lightweight composite panels. This sleek roof was engineered using the technology employed in the McLaren 650S and 675LT Spider models. Operated electrically with just a simple push of a button in the driver’s cockpit, the roof could be opened or closed in around 15 seconds, as long as the McLaren 570S Spider is travelling at speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph).

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McLaren Automotive might launch an IPO in 3-5 years, says CEO

Interested in becoming one of the stockholders of one of the famed British carmakers, McLaren Automotive? The door to becoming one of the carmaker’s owners could open up as early as 2020 when McLaren might open itself for public ownership.

In an interview with The Times, McLaren Automotive chief executive Mike Flewitt remarked that the company might launch an initial public offering in the next three to five years in a bid to further boost funds. Should this intention come into fruition and the McLaren is listed in the stock market, it would be the second high-end carmaker to launch an IPO in recent history. The first was Ferrari in 2015.

Flewitt quipped that the more successful McLaren becomes, the more attractive it would be for people who wanted to invest into the carmaker. He added that launching an IPO of the company in three to five years is a better route for McLaren.

Read the entire article McLaren Automotive might launch an IPO in 3-5 years, says CEO

McLaren single-seater hypercar concept leaves us speechless

Earlier this year, McLaren released sketches of another upcoming project which the British automaker named BP23 – short for Bespoke Project 2 with 3 seats. Inspired by none other than the legendary McLaren F1, the BP23 ‘Hyper-GT’ is designed with a central driving position as well as two outboard seats. This so-called “Hyper-GT” is expected to be the most powerful and most aerodynamic McLaren that has ever set foot (or tire) on this planet. Such power and majesty come at a steep price though, which also equates to a limited production. Only 106 examples will be built with deliveries expected to start in 2019. However, these are already sold out.

For those who weren’t able to order the BP23, worry not. McLaren is quite hardworking these days, so it will follow-up with what looks like a vehicle straight from a sci-fi movie. And it looks like this single-seater hypercar is expected to deliver remarkable performance as the BP23.

The creator of this futuristic vehicle is none other than Behance designer Raleigh Haire. The car is designed to deliver the ultimate performance, allowing it to join the ranks of the British marque’s best performance vehicles and hypercars. The car is designed with a pod-like glass cabin which is also surrounded by a bodywork designed for advanced aerodynamics.

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Rob Melville gets promotion as McLaren design chief upon Stephenson’s departure

Frank Stephenson might not be a household name, but he is one of the most revered car designers of our time. He had been the Design Director at McLaren Automotive since 2008 where he helped oversee the styling of most of the British company's current gen vehicles including the 12 to the trendy 720S. However, this stage of his McLaren's designer career has come to an end, as leading German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport reported that Stephenson is allegedly quitting his position and will supposedly rejoin Mini where he was the designated chief designer until 2002.

McLaren recently announced to the public that Rob Melville will be appointed as the new McLaren's Design Director. Melville had been handling Sports Series and second-gen Super Series of cars leading up to the promotion which includes the P1, 570S, 650S, 675LT and the most recent responsibility of leading the design team of the new 720S. He joined the British Company as a Senior Designer in 2009.

But before working with McLaren, he served at Jaguar Land Rover as part of the Advanced Design team that worked on penning the dapper Range Rover Evoque. Melville also became part of General Motors in U.K as a Senior Creative Designer in 2006, and at that time he assisted in designing cars including the Hummer H2, Chevrolet Corvette and the Cadillac Converj.

Read the entire article Rob Melville gets promotion as McLaren design chief upon Stephenson’s departure

Tuner Prior Design revealed that for the McLaren 570S, it will be offering an aerodynamics kit in full carbon. Since the kit will come with a set of custom dual-spoke wheels, the tuner is also including a customized H&R suspension.

Through the PD1 aerodynamics kit, the McLaren 570S is able to get a more aggressive appearance. This is due to a combination of the side air intakes placed on the bumper in the front, side skirts with wings, side blades, fender attachments, roof scoop, and the diffuser and wing in the rear.

Tuner Prior Design revealed as well that for the interior, it will be offering an exclusive design but this is only available on request. Still, the tuner said it will go all out not only when it comes to the customization of the color but even for the materials.

Read the entire article Prior Design releases aerodynamic kit for McLaren 570S

Seven Car Lounge has released its very own bespoke version of the McLaren 675LT. Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this dealership is known for its exotic and rare models. For this version, the company used a royal blue shade on the exterior of this supercar and then put in a yellow racing stripe having white borders as contrast.

Other features of this customized version include the use of carbon fiber on the bumper in the front, the front splitter, and the wing mirrors. Carbon fiber also dominates the rear section. On the inside, the leather comfort seats are pretty clear. There are also various carbon accents as well as blue stitching. Additionally, the paddle shifter comes in black.

The blue, yellow, and white theme brings to mind the models owned by celebrated Instagrammer Azzurrodino. In particular, Azzurrodino has Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, Ferrari F40, and a LaFerrari, all having the same theme.

Read the entire article Seven Car Lounge reveals McLaren 675LT in Azzurrodino

Since 1999, German auto tuner WheelsAndMore has been in the business of redefining sports, luxury and exotic cars. They specialize in customizing “multi-piece special lightweight wheels”, pairing these “new shoes” with even more power – offering valve-controlled exhaust systems for sports and supersport cars, as well as power upgrades. All these upgrades are handcrafted to ensure high-end quality for these customized cars. They offer customization for high-end vehicles such as the Ford GT, the Maserati MC Stradale, Mercedes-AMG GT R, and the latest being the McLaren 570GT.

Customization of the McLaren 570GT starts by adding sports catalytic converters, low-pressure exhaust system, and giving it a software upgrade. These allow the 570GT’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine to produce 650 PS (641 horsepower) and 700 Nm (516 lb.-ft.) of torque – that’s about 80 PS (79 hp) and 100 Nm (74 lb.-ft.) more than the standard Grand Tourer. With this much power, the tuned 570GT has the capacity to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in only 3.2 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the standard version. Although packed with more power, it does not change the top speed record at 328 km/h (204 mph).

WheelsAndMore also offers appearance upgrades. These include a set of height-adjustable springs – but no worries, these will not affect the nose-lift system (the one that’s responsible for assuring passengers a smooth ride over speed bumps) of the vehicle. The German tuning company also offers 20-inch front and 21-inch rear F.I.W.E handmade ultralight forged wheels – WheelsAndMore’s very own creation – which are respectively wrapped in 235/30 and 295/30 ContiSportContact 6 tires. And according to them, these are “nicer and wilder” than the standard 570GT rims, perfect for those who want to kick it up a notch in terms of exterior design.

Read the entire article WheelsAndMore showcases tuning expertise on the McLaren 570GT

McLaren rejects the idea of creating anything other than a sports car. That means that vehicles that would be ideal for families such as an SUV or a crossover are definitely off the table. But then, the British marque recently hinted that they may be open to producing a sports car that came with 4 seats. Yes, 2 extra seats for 2 lucky companions. In the past, the British marque has previously offered a 3-seat sports car- the iconic McLaren F1 that had a central driver's seat, bordered by 2 rear seats. Another car that will be boasting a 3 seater is the hyped BP23 Hyper GT.

McLaren representatives reiterated to the public that the legendary British auto manufacturer will keep the production of supercars a top priority, and that they’re not even considering SUVs and crossovers even as their rivals have embraced these bigger, more practical vehicles. In June 2016, Motoring.com.au communicated with McLaren's former global corporate communications manager Duncan Forrester in Goodwood Festival of Speed, and Forrester allegedly confirmed a 4-seat Macca was in the works. However, McLaren soon clarified Forrester's remarks and denied that the said 4 seat sports car is being produced.

McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt told Auto Express during the Auto Shanghai show that it would consider the market’s preferences. He also said that a 4-seater will lose some of its agility because the wheelbase will be slightly longer. However, if McLaren will be able to build a more attractive car than anyone else in the segment, then it may just be a go. This 4 seat GT model would be squaring up against the releases of Aston Martins and the Ferrari FF. Flewitt also mentioned that such a model could join the entry Sports Series lineage or be at the top of the Ultimate Series as a super GT car. Sweet.

Read the entire article McLaren CEO admits 4-seater GT is possible, but says no to 4 doors

Following in the footsteps of the McLaren 570S, 540C and 570GT is the newest addition to the McLaren Sports Series -- the roofless 570S Spider. McLaren 570S was rolled out in coupe form 2 years ago, and we have been waiting for a convertible Spider version ever since. Now our fantasy can be a reality, as McLaren Automotive head honcho Mike Flewitt addressed the rumors and finally confirmed that the 570S Spider will be released possibly this year.

Flewitt is still silent about the further specs of the 570S Spider, however the up-and-coming sports car convertible will be built based on the Spider versions 650 and 675LT, which have been fitted with a folding hardtop.

The new 570S Spider will be equipped with a biturbo 3.8 L V8 engine, akin to its fixed-roof equivalent. When an auto manufacturer converts a coupe into a convertible, we can't help but think about the extra weight and lessened rigidity. However, the performance hasn't changed much, as the folding roof of the 570S Spider only puts on around 88 lbs (40 kg) and will not alter the 570S Spider's acceleration record from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 km per hour).

Read the entire article McLaren 570S Spider will debut this year

After months and months of teasers, and its official debut at last month’s auto show held in Geneva, McLaren is proud to announce that the 720S has finally reached its most awaited production stage. In fact, the first ever car has already been built at the supercar maker’s production center in Woking, England.

The McLaren 720S is the second generation of the company’s “Super Series” cars. Being the successor of the former 650S, we expect a lot from this car. And it definitely lived up to that expectation. The 720S makes use of the all-new P14 chassis. Meaning that this is the beginning of a new chapter for McLaren, and the end of the first generation P11 series that was unveiled way back in 2009 in the 12C model, and produced in 2011. In fact, the 2014 650S model was part of the first generation, and according to the company, over 7,000 P11 cars have been sold since it was released.

McLaren celebrates this milestone, and it even posted a photo of the first two cars at the factory with hundreds of employees on social media with the caption “A landmark moment - The first production McLaren 720S is ready, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the McLaren Automotive story”.

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It’s finally confirmed to be coming! The newest addition to the miniature range is none other than McLaren’s hottest new supercar --- the 720S. Lego earlier introduced the McLaren P1 package along with Ford’s GT40 and GT models. For some time, we’ve always wondered what else would come out from Lego’s Speed Champions series.

Lego’s latest Speed Champions set will be available starting June. The Lego McLaren 720S building kit consists of a drawing board with the original design sketch and a 3D-printed model. Furthermore, the McLaren design studio desk comes with its own coffee cup and mini figure.

This new Lego model’s design and color scheme is taken from the real McLaren 720S seen at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. In real life, the supercar’s V8 engine brings a 720hp (536kW) with a top speed of 212mph (341kph) on the table.

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McLaren car owners will be thanking the automotive company as it has decided to roll out new goodies for the 540C, 570S and 570GT sports car line-up. From this series of accessories, they surely can enhance their rides to compete with the new releases of car companies far and wide, not only for aesthetic purposes but also to increase their protection.

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) came up with a tier of personalized packages fit to either protect or enhance the said super cars. MSO has shown off an array of personalized cars lately, including the new 720S that was unveiled earlier this month at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. MSO is the division of McLaren automotive solely responsible for client's commissions. This department has 5 level of services: MSO Limited, MSO Defined, MSO Programmes, MSO Heritage and the MSO Bespoke division.

It should also be mentioned that the brand offers new floor mats and cargo-area mats. The British automaker protection products are made to keep the prized materials of the Sports Series in mint condition. Indoor and outdoor covers to protect your beloved vehicle's bodywork and paint are now at hand. Also available are skid plates that can be mounted underneath the vehicles and shield the ever delicate front diffusers from grating against speed bumps and curbs.

Read the entire article McLaren launches accessories for the 540C, 570S, and 570GT Sports Series

Motor show after motor show. Kicking it off at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, several more auto shows are scheduled for the first half of the year. Over the weekend, there was the Belgrade Motor Show, which will be followed by the Seoul Motor Show happening soon. In April, let us not forget the New York International Auto Show, and fans will be brought to Britain when the country’s largest auto show – the London Motor Show takes place over the first weekend of May.

Japanese car tuning company, Liberty Walk, who is known not just for dressing up cars, but actually remodeling the car itself, is scheduled to attend the upcoming London Motor Show. Established in 2008 in Japan, the company develops body kits for the world’s finest cars. And today, there are over 500 hand-built LB Works cars driving around and outside of Japan, including Europe and the US.

The Japanese tuners will be presenting a McLaren 650s that their company customized at the motor show after its premiere in Geneva. The supercar gets a distinctive yellow exterior with green stripes as accents, and layers of clear paint for extra shine.

Read the entire article Liberty Walk’s McLaren 650S is set to appear at 2017 London Motor Show on May 4

McLaren is said to be designing the next generation of Sports Series, which could include a V6 hybrid among its powertrain options. It was earlier reported that the British automaker has a 6-year plan to develop hybrid electric powertrains for its supercars. McLaren however did not elaborate much on the details about its “Track 22” project.

In a recent interview with Car & Driver, McLaren’s CEO Mike Flewitt said that it’s all about the character. For them, it doesn’t matter if it is going to be a V6, a V8, a V10 or a V12 as long as its performance is good. Also, as much as most people love the “manual-shifting V12”, he thinks it’s rather outdated by twenty years. This is why they are not so attached to the “cylinder count” from the very beginning. Instead, the CEO pointed out the fact that they are more into “performance and excitement”.

Having just come out with V8 engines a couple of years back, the McLaren 570 S and 540C are still using the same updated engine versions of the V8. Though not yet confirmed, the current V8 could be replaced especially after Flewitt commented that they are working on a new V6 hybrid powertrain.

Read the entire article Next generation McLaren Sports Series could get a V6 hybrid drivetrain

McLaren diehards, this is the moment that you're all waiting for. The British automaker recently publicized the teaser outline of its new automobile that will hit the streets soon, dubbed the "hyper-GT" car, bearing the codename BP23.

The teaser image revealed a sleek rear fitted with slim taillights, which comprise the design trademark of the modern McLaren sports car. Rumors flew that the hybrid car will utilize the company's recent 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine that will be equipped with an electric motor and a battery pack. Autocar guessed that the power of this car will possibly exceed 900 horsepower (671 kilowatts). The super car will also be built with dihexidral doors extending up to the roof, and a roof mounted air scoop is also to be included.

The McLaren F1, the BP23 Hyper-GT predecessor, was developed around 1992 and made available to the public in 1994. It was considered "the world's fastest production car" in which the supercar was coming in hot with speeds reaching up to 240.1 (386.4 km/h). The F1 even surpassed the 213 mph record of the Jaguar XJ220's in 1992, as well as the RUF CTR's 217 mph record in 1995. That being said, the McLaren F1's record lasted until it was ultimately surpassed by the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 with a maximum speed of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h). All of this is going to change as the British supreme automaker is now in the works of producing the F1 scion, the McLaren Hyper-GT BP23.

Read the entire article McLaren titillates fans with upcoming release of BP23 Hyper GT

I’ve got some pretty awesome news for you, McLaren fans. You can now have your cars customized like you’re used to on your favourite video games. Now, you can have a car that looks like no one else’s, handpicked by you, and in your own personal style.

At last week’s 2017 Geneva Motor Show, McLaren just announced its newest project, the same time that the new 720S made its official debut. Simple but sleek. The 720S has a very masculine design. But we’re not just talking about design here. The firm developed a special microsite specially for the McLaren 720S Super Series. This site allows customers to fully configure their supercar based on their personal taste. It is broken down to three levels - Standard, Performance, and Luxury.

From its carbon fiber exterior, to the best quality leather interior. Take your pick from a total of 34 exterior colours, and a number of interior schemes. You get to be as conservative as you want, or go crazy wild with your colour options. There are no limitations.

Read the entire article Customize your own McLaren 720S with the latest online configurator

According to reports, McLaren, who recently has just released the 720S supercar, is already working on a variant of the supercar. During the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the company had recently announced that they are currently developing a Long Tail (LT) version of the McLaren 720S.

McLaren’s “675LT was a huge success” according to CEO Mike Flewitt, so he thought that launching another Long Tail will have great potential to be a hit, as the LT brand has already been recognized by people after the 675LT. And they know what to expect from it.

The 720S, weighing just about 2,800 pounds due to its carbon fiber body, with 710 horsepower is already so light and fast, considering its 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. So what more can we expect from the upcoming 720S LT? Expect to be blown away. There are rumors that the LT version will have even more power, better driving dynamics, and will weigh even less - just like the 675LT.

Read the entire article Very powerful McLaren 720S Long Tail (LT) will be going up against the Huracan Performante

McLaren Automotive has officially revealed a customized 720S that was made by none other than the McLaren Special Operations (MSO). This comes as a surprise to many as the brand just a day before, unveiled the 720S during the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. However, the brand is showing this bespoke variant as a way of telling customers how much they will be able to customize the new Super Series.

This variant is nicknamed as the Velocity and shows the vast customization options available to buyers who will have their new 720S personalized by MSO. MSO is the brand’s bespoke vehicle group.

According to McLaren Special Operations Managing Director Ansar Ali, the goal of MSO has always been to meet the desire of customers for exclusivity. The way the 720S has been designed is a good starting point for many customers and the Velocity is only one example of what they can do, he said.

Read the entire article McLaren reveals MSO-customized 720S at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

The new mid-engine, rear–wheel-drive, two-seater McLaren 720S is a successor to the 650S Coupe. Celebrated as an aerodynamic superior, 720S’s new 4.0-liter biturbo V8 delivers all of its 710 horsepower to the rear wheels thru its seven-speed paddle shift gearbox. Its aluminum/carbon fiber package weighs over 2,800 pounds and also has cool dihedral doors.

Based on McLaren’s 3.8-liter engine, 720S’s mill has a lighter crankshaft with a longer stroke, lighter pistons and connecting rods, new turbos and a host of other upgrades. Highest power hits at 7,500 revs en route to an 8,200 rpm redline, with 537 pound-feet of torque reaching at most 5,500 revs.

In the McLaren 720S, air is managed around the A-pillars and channeled into the door ducts, letting it flow into gills on each side of the engine. The smart mechanism advances engine cooling by 15 percent while also providing additional downforce.

Read the entire article 720S: a new supercar at the heart of the McLaren brand

There is definitely a second-generation Super Series from McLaren. Even in camouflaged form, it is simply incredible. But while we still don’t have the full data on how truly dynamic the next generation of McLaren’s Super Series (known internally as P14) is, the British sports car maker is kind enough to provide us some information before it officially unveils its new supercar at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

First up is the firepower for the P14 Super Series. It will be powered by a new 4.0-liter M840T engine that employs ultra-low inertia, twin-scroll turbochargers. It is expected that this powerplant will deliver more output than the engine fitted in the McLaren 650S, which boasts of around 650 hp. There are speculations that this turbocharged 4.0-liter M840T engine will be able to develop around 700 hp, 720 hp or 720 hp.

Whatever the final output figure would be, this engine would be powerful enough to allow the P14 supercar to sprint from zero to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 7.8 seconds. McLaren didn’t reveal the zero-to-100 km/h time for the new Super Series, but it may divulge it later. However, the sports car maker did state that the new P14 Super Series could hit the standing quarter mile (400 meters) in just 10.3 seconds.

Read the entire article McLaren 720S zooms to 124 mph in 7.8 seconds then becomes standstill in 4.6 seconds
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