“Wait a second,” you scream at your computer. “You mean to tell me that U.S.-spec McLaren Sennas don’t get the same exhaust as the euro-spec ones?” This is true, but for once it’s not a bad thing. Our American Sennas are even rowdier than what’s pootling around Europe right now.
There are two definitive things that everyone instantly knows the second they look at the McLaren Senna. Number one, it’s an extremely, face-bendingly fast car. Number two, it’s a bit unpleasant to look at. But this one, chassis number 001, is doing a hell of a good job fixing that.
We’ve been calling it by its project name BP23. We’ve been thinking about it as the three-seat successor to the McLaren F1. But now know it by its official name: McLaren Speedtail, and this is possibly because McLaren has run out of other names to give it.
We saw the second McLaren Senna ever delivered, and specifically, its key on Tuesday. We also heard its glorious roar. Behold.
When people talk about multi-million dollar cars, everyone wants to talk about the speed. Or the luxury. Or the GOOOOOOOLD. But I like the littlest details, the ones most people don’t even think about. Like this, the key fob for the McLaren Senna.
On Saturday, someone crashed a roughly $300,000 McLaren 720S in Northern Virginia, not far from well-known car show Katie’s Cars and Coffee. The driver had apparently only owned the car for a single day.
McLaren has announced a new plan to launch 18 models in the next seven years in order to offer a full-hybrid lineup by 2025. This is in keeping with the company’s long-running plan to never let a car sit on sale for more than 15 minutes without announcing a replacement.
I’ll gladly talk about the McLaren F1 all day. McLaren F1 this, McLaren F1 that. But there is only One True King of the road-going McLaren F1s, and that is the McLaren F1 GT. It was longer. More luxurious. With more downforce and less drag. And now there will be a McLaren P1 from the same mold.
It’s lucky for me and my credibility that the 2019 McLaren 600LT is so cool beneath its badass top-exit exhausts because there’s no shame in loving a McLaren. Hell, if a Plymouth Breeze had top-exit exhausts, I’d probably love that, too. I never claimed I was sophisticated.
The McLaren Sports Series already comes in a few street car varieties for us U.S. Americans. There’s the 570S, for sportiness, and the 570GT, for comfiness. But where is an ever-so-slightly longer version, for both raciness and longiness? Enter this, the McLaren 600LT.
We haven’t gotten an official look at the 2019 McLaren 600LT yet (that will happen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month) but here’s what we do know: It will have top-exit exhaust pipes like a boss and it will probably look amazing. Here it is testing at the Nürburgring.
A quick glance at the speedo in the $1 million, 789 horsepower McLaren Senna showed I was knocking on 300 kph, and quick brain math meant that was nearing 186 mph. My foot stayed planted on the gas. Then at the 200 meter board… I stood on the brakes to make turn one at Estoril. We lost over 100 kph in no time at all.
This would have been blasphemy back in the day, but I’m bored by horsepower. It’s cheap. It’s too easy. It’s too dumb. We’re at the point where a Cadillac with 640 horsepower has been on the market for years now. The horsepower wars are over, and we all won. But there’s a new war coming. The war over weight.
As a sports car fanatic, there is nothing I love more than a spartan interior, the neutral handling of a mid-engine chassis, nimble steering, and an incredible wind-in-my-genitals open-air driving experience. That’s why I just bought this 2012 McLaren MP4-12C cutaway car from Beverly Hills McLaren for only $24,880. Of…
There are a few things you learn as you try to navigate through the complex trickery that is life. One of those things is that no one but close family members actually puts in the effort to remember your birthday (thanks, Facebook), and the other is that if you have to request a price for something, it’s too expensive
Regular, bottom-exit exhaust pipes: Who needs ‘em, I say! You want a car with unconventional exhaust exits. And this new McLaren, whatever it might be, looks like it has top-exit exhaust pipes. I don’t even need to see the rest of the car, I’m already in love.
Fernando Alonso is the fourth most prolific racer in Formula One history, having already entered 299 Grands Prix with this weekend’s Canadian run set to be his 300th—only Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button, and Michael Schumacher have run more. He’s been saddled with some terrible racing cars in recent years, and he…
Ask anyone where their dream driving road is and they’ll probably tell you it’s somewhere in Europe. Perhaps somewhere near the Alps, or that one road in Romania that was on Top Gear with the impossibly long name. Some might say the Pacific Coast Highway in California or Route 66. But most probably wouldn’t say Japan.…
If you’re picking up a 2018 McLaren 570S Spider to look cool and make loud parking lot exits, you’re going to have a bad time. Don’t let the drop top, creamy leather and nice curves fool you–this car is aggressive and it’s not to be trifled with. In other words, it’s classic supercar through and through.
The McLaren 720S may have surpassed the McLaren 675LT for power, but the Long Tail car remained the more hardcore driving machine. That helps it pull off this new Gulf livery treatment. Yeah, orange-on-blue still looks good.