Latest model: Half-a-million bricks for a McLaren

Full-size Lego model of McLaren Ultimate Series road car Astonishing feat of Lego model-making endurance Climb in – and take five to listen to the engine LONDON, England – A unique, full-scale, McLaren Senna supercar has been created in secret by shifts of specialist assemblers working around the clock – with Lego bricks. The assignment…

Lewis mocks naysayers with record eighth Oz pole

MELBOURNE, Australia – Mercedes’ Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has set a record-extending eighth pole for Sunday’s F1 GP here – his sixth in succession – with wingman Valtteri Bottas second. And so laid to rest the views of all the naysayers and the hopes of a blindsided Ferrari for a faster Italian team. Seems…

McLaren 600LT Spider… thereon hangs a long tail

Want to do 300km/h – with the top down? Power-to-weight ratio 345.5kW/tonne / 620Nm 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, 200km/h in 8.4 LONDON, England – McLaren Automotive has released images and details of the third new model in its R21-billion Track25 business plan – it’s the beautiful the McLaren 600LT Spider – and here are the…

Auto genius Gordon Murray makes UK New Year Honours list

Gordon Murray in Queen Elizabeth’s Honours List 50 years of automotive design gets royal recognition 20 years in F1 and designing the McLaren F1 LONDON, England – Automotive designer and engineer (now professor) Gordon Murray has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth’s 2019 New Year Honours list. ”The accolade,”…

Get on the web! Build your own McLaren Spyder supercar

Digital configurator, all colours, all options Buyers can explore a myriad permutations Real McLaren 720S Spider will colst $315 000 ANYBODY with internet access can now create what McLaren calls ”their dream car” – a McLaren 720S Spider – using a two-dimensional configurator. The digital system can be accessed without restriction or password to let…

McLaren 720S Spider: 340km/h supercar for the road

McLaren’s ‘most accomplished’ supercar yet Open-air driving with dynamic performance Carbon-fibre body,  retractable hard-top LONDON, England – McLaren Automotive, British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance, sport and supercars, has expanded its Super Series family with the introduction of a second new model under a £1.2bn Track25 business plan. It’s claimed to be the brand’s most accomplished…

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…