Vmax200 in in England organizes events where those who care to show up with a supercar can run them down the two-mile runway at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. Evo attended the latest event, bringing an impressively green Lamborghini Aventador to test its girth and gaping vents against other precious metals like the McLaren P1 and F1, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Enzo, a Porsche Carrera GT and enough 911 Turbos to start a dealership. Speaking of those Porsches, nine of the top ten slots in the top
When you have a garage like Jay Leno's – and let's face it, few in the world do – it would take something truly special to get you to either travel far away from your prized collection, or drive any one car more than the 900 others you've got at your disposal. But the 2015 McLaren P1 is just such a car.
Evo magazine recently got McLaren P1 program director Paul Mackenzie to reveal some of the aerodynamic and materials details that help make his new hybrid supercar so stupendous. The walkaround makes sense of the numerous intersecting lines and angles on the P1, like the main intakes placed inside the doors, the vents just ahead of the front wheels that were added later in road testing to get more cooling to the radiators, the vents on the rear to cool the clutches and the titanium-mesh chimney
Even if you're the manufacturer responsible for producing them, you don't just hand the keys over to a seven-figure supercar to just anyone. You hand-pick just the right man for the job. But even then, you still don't want to give him a brand-new car. Which could be why when McLaren invited Chris Harris and his crew from Drive down to Abu Dhabi to capture the new P1, they put him in XP7 – a pre-production prototype that's undergone 40,000 hard miles of testing in extreme climates around th
It may come as no surprise, but the staff of Autoblog is essentially a bunch of kids trapped in grown-up bodies. That means we're fairly easy to please. Give us a fast car or sensational bodywork, and we're pretty happy. Give us a fast car with sensational bodywork that shoots big freaking flames, though, and we'll be utterly mesmerized.
This is one of those fun stories where we could have gotten by without writing a single sentence, just by running the video and the headline. That title really does say everything that needs to be said – this is a video – a highly stylized, beautifully filmed video - from McLaren of its attempt at breaking the seven-minute barrier at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with its new P1 hybrid hyper car.
If you couldn't tell by now, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios are counting on the upcoming Forza Motorsport 5 to be a massive hit when it debuts for the new Xbox One console on November 22. In addition to the normal sort of promotion that goes along with the launch of a major title and an all-new gaming console (that is to say, a whole lot), the Xbox One marketing gurus are going above and beyond by producing a number of Forza 5 mini documentaries, like this one starring the McLaren P1.
Yesterday McLaren released official performance stats for the new P1, including a blistering 2.8-second 0-62 time, along with additional acceleration and braking figures. But that doesn't tell the whole story.
Let's get one thing straight - we don't just watch Top Gear for the powerslides or the antics of its three hosts, we watch it for the cars, and the way TG's crack film team makes said cars look. Put in the simplest terms possible, Top Gear has the chops to elevate its reviews a form of art. It's easy to forget when watching the finished product, though, that those gorgeous films wouldn't be possible if it weren't for a car, some cameras and a set.
In Filmspeed, the latest ad spot for Forza Motorsport 5, what at first seems like a video aided by computer-generated graphics suddenly becomes much cooler when you realize that it was shot with a high-speed video camera on a racetrack - with no help from computer generation - making it the "world's fastest zoetrope," as Rutledge Wood of Top Gear USA fame puts it. A McLaren MP4-12C acts as the camera car with Tanner Foust (also of Top Gear USA fame) at the wheel, and the camera's subject is a se
Last week was the fiftieth birthday of race team and exotic manufacturer McLaren. In honor of the momentous occasion, all work stopped, and the guys and gals that build the cars, design the parts and make the tea (it's England, after all) swapped spanners for flute of champagnes and watched as a procession of historic McLaren models drove through company headquarters.
McLaren has been doing a lot more with its P1 hypercar than just lending it to Jay Leno and renting out the Top Gear test track. The Brits have shipped the monstrous hybrid over to the American Southwest for dedicated hot weather testing and a few laps at some of the local race tracks (as seen here, we think they're at the Streets of Willow Springs, feel free to correct us in Comments).
The crew at Jay Leno's Garage have been pretty busy this week. Besides getting some face time with General Motors' Ed Welburn and the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept, the funny man and his film crew managed to make off with the new Porsche 918 Spyder. Now, Jay and his team are in the UK to drive the new P1, visiting the McLaren Technical Center in Woking and heading out to the Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome.
We've heard engine noise from the McLaren P1 before, most recently from its run up the hill at Goodwood, and when McLaren F1 driver Sergio Perez lapped the Top Gear test track. But those sound clips have been from inside the cabin, and while plenty throaty, rather sedate.
Andrew Freeman is proof that video games will take you places. That's not really news, we suppose, considering the success of Nissan and the GT Academy, which takes talented gamers and turns them into full-blooded racecar drivers. Freeman's case is a bit different, though, as it was more deduction than a blistering lap that got him a seat in a McLaren P1.
The sole purpose of this post is as a time-waster, and since you shouldn't have to work to waste time, we've done it for you. In the numerous videos below you'll find cars that have lately been in the news tramping all over the grounds of Lord March's estate in Goodwood, England.
The live-action movie version of the cops-versus-cars Need For Speed video game series is set to hit the big screen next February, and Dreamworks Studios has released a video taking us behind the scenes of its upcoming flick. Director Scott Waugh shows off some of the movie's early stages of production, which include plenty of car chases and crashes.