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Next generation McLaren Sports Series could get a V6 hybrid drivetrain

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 Also, as much as most people love the “manual-shifting V12”, he thinks it’s rather outdated by twenty years.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.

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McLaren titillates fans with upcoming release of BP23 Hyper GT

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.

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Customize your own McLaren 720S with the latest online configurator

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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

This sight of a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sitting on parking lot for nearly six years is definitely heartbreaking. If it was any ordinary mass-produced non-premium car sitting there, it wouldn’t matter. But because it is Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – with current second-hand price hovering at around $350,000 – being parked unused on a lot attracts plenty of attention.

Such is the case of this Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – wrapped in white finish – that has been sitting idle and unused on a police parking lot in Czech Republic. According to a report by Magazin ProDriver CZ, the police confiscated this classic Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in 2011, as part of an investigation into a complex theft case that involves a local leasing company. However, until the police finishes the probe, the now abandoned Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren cannot be touched, sold or even leased. What a sad fate!

Leaving a car – much less a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren -- abandoned on a parking lot for around six years would greatly prime the vehicle for slow destruction. At first glance, this Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren seemed to be in pristine condition. Its white finish seemed to be intact, the same with its other exterior parts and features. However, dust has already built up on different places of the hypercar. While the deterioration might not be seen on the outside, wait until you see the inside. Its engine brakes and other vital components might have already seized up and won’t function as before. Moreover, its electrics could have already been damaged by rats or by the weather.

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The next generation of McLaren’s Super Series will be much easier to drift thanks to a new just-press-a-button-feature. So, in the near future, McLaren’s supercars wouldn’t just be fast, but also more agile.

Typically, rear-wheel drive cars are easier to drift than vehicles with other configurations. Aside from that fact, rear-wheel drive cars are considered sportier. As a die-hard advocate of rear-wheel drive layout, McLaren has always created sports and super cars with this configuration. This is why you could see video clips of McLaren cars doing the drift on the Internet.

McLaren is currently in the midst of developing the successor to its current Super Series, and the first one would be a successor to its 650S sports car. The name of this successor remains unknown, although it is called internally at McLaren as P14. The British carmaker has dropped the fact that the next generation of the Super Series will be featuring a so-called “McLaren Variable Drift Control” that allows the P14 sports car to, basically, drift easier with a swipe of the fingers.

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Retired Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has just received his brand new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider. This was confirmed after McLaren Beverly Hills posted a picture on its official Instagram account. There must be a sentimental reason why he chose the new MSO among other high performance cars. It must have something to do with the fact that Button drove a McLaren-Honda in last year’s F1 world championship.

There have been no reports yet on what the 2009 F1 champion plans for his immediate future. Since he has retired, it’s likely that he must’ve bought the 675LT for his own personal use and enjoyment. He had owned 12Cs and 650S in the past but this new Spider surpasses all of them when it comes to performance and price. His Longtail comes with special MSO finishing, which includes black alloy wheels with five spoke design as well as brake calipers of the same color.

Earlier reports revealed that a McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO paint would cost you an additional $60,000. That’s merely for the paint job. There is also this $12,000 color coded key fobs that come separately.

Read the entire article Jenson Button now the proud owner of a new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider

McLaren is back with its Formula One-theme chronographs! When McLaren divorced from long-time watch partner TAG Heuer, not a few were disappointed with the end of their partnership seeing how this could affect the carmaker’s prized F1 watches. Thankfully, McLaren found a new partner in the persona of high-end watchmaker Richard Mille.

Finally, the first fruit of the collaboration between the British carmaker and racing team and famed chronographer has been revealed – the all-new limited edition RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1. Yes, we admit that its name is a bit long, and perhaps it is the longest among high-end luxury watches. We will refer to the RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 as RM 50-03 Tourbillon for the sake of brevity from here on.

Interestingly, while its name is quite long, the RM 50-03 Tourbillon is the lightest mechanical watch ever made, with a weight of less than 40 grams. Despite its lightweight nature, the RM 50-03 Tourbillon reportedly comes with a heavyweight price tag. According to reports, you could get one of the 75 examples of this F1-imspired high-end watch for around $1 million, and that price tag doesn’t include taxes. This pricing is quite logical considering the fact that the watches that Richard Mille has created cost $100,000 or more while its Tourbillon chronographs sells for around half a million dollars. Taking into account that this is an F1 timepiece with only 75 examples carefully crafted, the price of $1 million is not surprising.

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McLaren has officially confirmed the arrival of the second generation of its Super Series. No, McLaren hasn’t unveiled the next-gen Super Series, but it has confirmed that it will take the wraps off this new supercar at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show on March 7.

The first generation of the Super Series was born in 2011, when McLaren introduced the 12C, followed by the 12C Spider in 2012. Then, McLaren introduced the 650S Coupe and 650S Spider in 2014. The British completed the first gen of the Super Series in 2015 by introducing the 675LT Coupe and 675LT Spider. In 2016, there had been speculations that McLaren was developing the first of the second-gen Super Series – a replacement vehicle the McLaren 650S that will be released for the 2018 model year. The speculations had been fueled by the existence of spy photos of the prototype.

Even until now, McLaren has not confirmed or provided a name for the successor to the McLaren 650S. However, we’ve received reports that this successor is known internally as P14. So for now until McLaren officially reveals the name, we will call the 650S successor as the P14.

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After introducing the first ever MP4-12C in the last 5 years, McLaren once again celebrates an important milestone in history. The British car manufacturer has just completed the production of its 10,000th vehicle and it’s none other than the 570S in Ceramic Grey.

This unusual shade comes from the MSO’s “Defined” bespoke color chart. Mike Flewitt their CEO, fondly recalls how they built the first half of the 10,000 units, saying that it went on for at least 42 months. As a matter of fact, the team worked extensively from McLaren’s Production Centre in England to build its 5,000th car.

Considering that time frame, who would think it would only take them 22 months to finish the second half? But they did! The “pace of development” says a lot how far the company has grown all these years. McLaren indeed has a lot to be thankful for.

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McLaren has finally shown some images for its MSO Carbon Series LT. If you can recall, the limited edition model was only revealed earlier this year. Since then, the Carbon Series LT sold out quickly after the British car manufacturer has allotted only 25 units for production. Or it could be because McLaren dressed up the usual 675LT with 40% more carbon fibre. Either way, we’re not at all surprised.

The limited version features a 666 hp, 3.8 litre twin turbo engine to begin with. Besides the devil’s 3-digit code, the car also boasts up to 516 pound feet of torque. This makes it go all the way from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. If that’s not enough, wait ‘til you see its top speed reach up to 200mph.

Although the company hasn’t released the full price details for the McLaren Special Operations Carbon Series LT, we’re expecting it to cost more than £285,450. That is if we have to consider the 675LT Spider’s already expensive price tag. Of course the use of carbon fiber for its entire body certainly comes with a price.

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It seems that McLaren is now nearing the final phases of its development and testing of the replacement vehicle the McLaren 650S, with the new sports car to be released for the 2018 model year. There have been spy photos of the prototype being tested, and some of these images even showed the hopefully final looks of the McLaren 650S replacement.

For now, we still don’t know the official name of the new McLaren sports car. All we know is that the successor to the McLaren 650S has an internal codename of P14. Of course, this codename won’t stick though, and there are speculations that McLaren would be officially unveiling the final form of the P14 at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. If McLaren’s naming protocol is followed, then the P14 would officially don the name McLaren 720S.

The McLaren 650S -- available as a Coupe or as a Spider – is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 650 hp (485 kW) of max output at 7,250 rpm and 678 Nm of peak torque available at 6,000 rpm. Its coupe version employs a seven-speed DSG transmission, allowing it to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds; from nil to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.4 seconds; and from standstill to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 25.4 seconds. In addition, it could go as fast as 333 km/h (207 mph).

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Celebrated around the world for being one of the best refinement specialists, NOVITEC has for many years been releasing highly exclusive models. These include automobiles from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati. Now, NOVITEC has revealed that it will also be releasing exclusive options for the McLaren.

To start off, the company will be offering a wide range of products for the McLaren 570S. This includes a kit that improves the aerodynamics and was made in the wind tunnel. Forged hi-tech wheels will be included as well in order to give the 570S a more magnificent look.

One option that customers are sure to love is what NOVITEC intends to do with the engine. At present, the 570S is powered by the 8-cylinder 3.8-liter engine that comes with two turbochargers. In order to make the tuned version more appealing, engine specialists at NOVITEC created for the 570S three performance kits that can offer extra power by simply pressing a button. One of these ensures that the engine delivers the best performance with power of 475 kW (646 hp) and maximum torque at 692 Nm. This allows the tuned version to reach maximum speed at 335 km/h.

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We know that the McLaren 570S is already a lean and mean machine. Along with its racing-inspired design, the McLaren 570S also boasts of racing-inspired dynamics, thanks to its 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that has an uncanny ability to deliver a max output of 570 PS (562 hp) and a peak torque of 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) for a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h). Another contributor to the supreme performance of this supercar is the fact that it weighs just 1,344 kilograms.

But for engineers at McLaren, they decided that they could make the McLaren 570S lighter. And they did. Thanks to a new package called Track Pack, the McLaren 570S is lighter by 25 kg and is more stable when tackling high-speed corners. This will likely make the McLaren 570S more competitive on the track, in which the effect of the Track Pack will be most felt. Of course, the McLaren 570S will be more engaging on the road sans any compromise in its ability to deliver an enjoyable drive.

To achieve this, McLaren included a number of tweaks in the Track Pack. For instance, the pack includes carbon-fiber racing seats wrapped in Alcantara, which also serves as the covering for the dashboard and the steering wheel. The Pack also replaced the standard wheels with stealth-finish super-lightweight alloy wheels. Without the pack, the McLaren 570S could zoom from zero to 124 mph (200 km/h) in just 9.5 seconds. But with the Track Pack, the McLaren 570S could sprint from nil to 124 mph in around 9.4 seconds, shaving off a tenth of a second from standard time. However, the top speed of the McLaren 570S remains the same even with the addition of the optional Track Pack.

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McLaren has revealed that it now owns a F1 GTR Longtail and in remembrance of this highly iconic model, the brand hopes to release a three-seater Hyper-GT by 2019. A total of 106 units will be manufactured with all of them having dihedral doors. The brand has confirmed as well that while being considered as the most luxurious and the most beautifully crafted model to come from McLaren, all units have been pre-sold.

For those familiar with automotive history, the number of units to be made is also the same number of F1s that McLaren manufactured from 1992 and up to 1999. One can even say that the GTR Longtail, also known as the F1 GT, was considered as the last to carry the name. Considered by many as an evolved version of the 1995 GTR, it won the 24-hour Le Mans that year. This was because the brand made sure to implement some improvements to the body resulting in the downforce being increased and thus enhancing even further its already top-notch performance.

The name F1 GT was in fact the same one used for the F1s road-legal variants, totaling three. However, the GTR Longtail itself was fitted with a suspension that was fully adjustable with a sequential six-speed transmission that allowed for faster gear shifts. Another significant change was that compared to the F1, the GTR Longtail had an overall weight of 2,017 lbs. (915 kg), a reduction of 297 lbs. (135 kg). This helped improve the performance even more despite the fact that it was already equipped with the 6.0-liter V12 engine that could offer an output of 600 hp (48 kW) with top torque of 480 lb.-ft. (651 Nm).

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One of the many challenges that can be experienced in buying a McLaren is in selecting from the many specifications available for the model. The various choices for the interior and the exterior, like the material, the color, and finish, to name a few, are staggering. Note that this is even before one has the chance to look into what the personalization service of the McLaren Special Operations can do.

There is however some good news as the brand revealed that for those planning to get the McLaren 570S, the process has been made easier with the release of five groups of options dubbed the “Design Editions.”

Let’s start with power. The special editions are fitted with standard equipment that’s definitely not of the ordinary variety. Specifically, these models are powered by the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine with output of 570 hp (425 kW) with top torque of 442 lb.-ft. (600 Nm). All of the power is then transmitted by the dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox to the rear wheels. With this, the 570S is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in merely 3.2 seconds with maximum speed coming in at 204 mph (328 km/h). The figures are considered as excellent given that the 570S is an entry-level supercar.

Read the entire article McLaren releases 5 fascinating Design Editions for 570S

By itself, the McLaren 650S already delivers excellence both in performance and visuals. However for Japan-based Liberty Walk, it appears that the 650S has yet to show its true potential. This is the reason why the tuner has once again revealed another upgrade package for this amazing model.

This latest body kit puts in fenders that are now wider with a new diffuser in the rear and bumper in the front. All of these are then decorated with red highlights. New as well are the ultra-wide rims and the large wing.

Liberty Walk did not stop there as this upgrade package will come in two versions. The first is priced at $34,000, and will have the upgrades in fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP). The second is pricier at $42,380, and has the body parts in carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) plus the addition of a dry carbon wing.

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