Sainz jnr. to take Alonso’s McLaren F1 seat for 2019

LONDON, England – Carlos Sainz, 23, will replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren for his fifth season in the class, starting with the first race of the 2019 Formula 1 season. Alonso had announced his retirement from the sport. Sainz, son of cross-country and Dakar rally star Carlos Sainz snr, is currently driving for Renault, courtesy…

World debut for super-McLaren – the quickest yet

Lightest, most powerful, quickest road McLaren New carbon-fibre bodywork for 100kg downforce Clubsport and Clubsport Pro packs available GOODWOOD, England – The quickest, most powerful, most track-focused but road-legal Sports Series McLaren has been unveiled at the UK’s 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 12). The supercarmaker told The Corner the arrival of the 600LT, ”built…

McLaren Special for Canada: Fancy a maple leaf on your car?

OTTAWA, Canada – British supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive, in partnership with Pfaff Automotive which distributes McLaren cars in Canada, have between them created five very special 570S Spiders to celebrate McLaren’s racing and road-car history in that country. The cars were developed using a ‘Bespoke’ service available through McLaren Special Operations – which, the automaker…

McLaren F1 nailed R75 000 for ‘unsafe release’

SHANGHAI, China – The McLaren Formula 1 team, Reuters has reported, has been fined 5000 euros (about R75 000) because its Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne was released from the garage with a loose wheel, The problem became obvious when Vandoorne stopped his car on the track after radioing: “I need to stop the car, the tyre…

Lewis: Will he stay or quit McLaren F1 team?

LONDON, England – Lewis Hamilton’s former F1  team McLaren is watching his contract situation with interest, even if the four-times World champion and Mercedes have said they want to stay together. The 33-year-old Briton’s current contract has only 2018 left to run  but he’s expected to sign-on again with the Mercedes-equipped team. READ THE full…

McLaren Senna: All about ‘the ultimate road-legal track car’

Four-litre twin-turbo V8 most powerful road McLaren yet Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive ‘the optimum configuration’ Priced 2017 at equivalent of R13.9-million in Britain LONDON, England The McLaren Senna, its maker says, has been designed, engineered and developed with single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate track-concentrated McLaren for the road. “It’s legal for road use,” the supercar…

Key Mercedes F1 sponsor switching to Formula E

FRANKFURT, Germany – German fashion brand Hugo Boss will end its association with Formula 1 at the end of the 2017 to switch its advertising spend to Formula E. The announcement came from HB’s chief executive Mark Langer in a report in the German magazine Focus, ending its association with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team…

Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: Porsche, McLaren see its exhausts

Supercars up-staged by supertuned Toyota Toyota crossover takes on McLaren, Porsche Follow-on to Toyota Sienna R-Tuned MPV LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Asked to name a Toyota that can outgun McLaren muscle and Porsche panache one probably wouldn’t suggest a Toyota, not even a C-HR. Hmmm… Well, whatever, a 450kW,  race-tuned, version of the Toyota crossover has…

Mulgari – is this the ultimate conversion crew?

Signature Vehicle programme for ‘bespoke new models’ Improved performance for current production units First bespoke production car, Mulgari F56 SV, launched BRACKNELL, England – Mulgari Automotive, a UK specialist design, styling and tuning house, has launched a “bespoke vehicle” ownership programme described as ”providing an unrivalled ownership experience… new vehicles tailored and built to personal…

Oh boy! How about 300km/h, topless, in McLaren’s V8 supercar

All the exhilaration of open-air high-speed driving Third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sport Series product family Retractable hard-top tech proven in other McLaren Spiders WOKING, England – The just-launched 2017 McLaren 570S Spider has all the dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé but with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. The cars are hand-assembled in Woking, England, and the 570S…

Second-generation McLaren Super Series at Geneva

Super Series ‘core of McLaren business’ ‘Revolutionary leap’ for supercars Amazing 13 seconds for 0-200km/h-0 GENEVA, Switzerland – McLaren’s 720S has had its first public showing at the 2017 Geneva auto show as the second-generation of McLaren’s Super Series. It also, the automaker says, raises previous limits of performance in the supercar sector. The unveiling…