The McLaren Speedtail is a limited-production supercar powered by a modified M840T from the 720S and a hybrid powertrain to generate a combined 1,036 hp, enabling it to hit a top speed of 250 mph and accelerate from 0–186 mph in a mere 12.8 seconds. All of this power makes it McLaren’s fastest production car. How does it compare with an F-35B fighter jet? Top Gear wanted to find out themselves. Read more for the video and additional information.
Germany-based tuning company Novitec has unveiled several upgrades for the McLaren Senna in the form of three tuning packages, with the highest spec capable of achieving 0-62 mph in a mere 2.7 seconds. If equipped with the highest stage, the Novitec Senna generates 889 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 655 lb-ft of torque at 6,300 rpm. Other upgrades include a Novitec Race GTR high-performance exhaust system with two top-exit exhaust pipes that can be finished in polished stainless or matte black. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
For those who don’t follow the racing world, the Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One Championship race that takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit. McLaren Principal Designer Esteban Palazzo recently took the McLaren Senna GTR to this circuit and explains why the vehicle has such a massive multi-tiered wing. Simply put, it creates 2,204 pounds of downforce and helps stabilize the vehicle, taking design cues from LMP1 cars. Read more for three videos and additional information.
If a McLaren 650S existed back during the Chernobyl disaster and survived, this is probably what it would look like. In addition to the zombie apocalypse-inspired wrap, it comes equipped with a Liberty Walk body kit, complete with flared front / rear wheel arches, a revamped front splitter and a massive rear wing similar to that found on the P1 GTR. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The McLaren 765LT is the automaker’s latest longtail offering and will be limited to just 765-units worldwide. They’ll be powered by McLaren’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 generating 755 horsepower and 590 pound-feet, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that can shift 15-percent faster than a 720S, enabling it to hit 60 mph in a mere 2.7 seconds. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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You’ve seen the teasers, now here’s a hands-on look at the OnePlus Concept One smartphone and its disappearing cameras. This is made possible with electrochromic glass over the phone’s rear cameras that turns them opaque and then transparent again when voltage is applied. You can already find this technology in McLaren 720S Spider’s retractable electrochromic glass roof and even airplane windows (Boeing 787 Dreamliner). Read more for a video and additional information.
The McLaren Elva may not have a windshield, but it can still keep insects from getting in your teeth. How? It uses the “McLaren Active Air Management System,” which deflects air around the passenger compartment in order to create a bubble that those pesky bugs won’t be able to get through. This system activates at speeds up to 25 mph where airflow and overall noise are high to create a comfort zone over the occupants and can be turned off while track driving so that the air channeled through the nose is sent to the engine instead. Read more for an up-close look video and additional information.
If McLaren released a Senna-themed PC, it would probably look like this build from modder Robeytech. It’s not just aesthetically pleasing, as the computer features an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core processor, 32 GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RRD4-3200 memory, an MSI MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon WiFi ATX AM4 motherboard, an AMD Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB graphics, and a Seagate FireCuda 2TB internal hard drive. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 399-units worldwide and priced at $1.69-million, the McLaren Elva is a roadster in its purest form, or basically a vehicle without a windshield or roof. Why? The vehicle was designed to encapsulate its occupants in an aerodynamic “bubble” by channeling air through the Elva’s nose and out a vent at the front of the vehicle just ahead of the passenger area. The active deflector rises up to 5.9 inches and helps shoot the turbulent air through the front vent before it makes its way over the passenger area. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The McLaren M6A was a racer originally developed by driver Bruce McLaren alongside his Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team for their entry in 1967 Can-Am season, but the M6 name was then later used in the development of a closed-cockpit sports car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and called the M6GT (video above). If McLaren released a futuristic, all-electric version of the latter, it might look something like the E-Zero by automotive designer Daniel Platek. Read more for additional pictures and information.