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Founded in 1989, McLaren is a British-based builder of supercars that works closely with its namesake F1 team, McLaren Racing. Best known for building the F1 supercar that dominated the '90s and can still hold its own among today's exotics, McLaren has returned in recent years with the MP4-12C supercar and plans to follow up with an F1 successor called the P1.

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    Video: McLaren P1 completes sub-seven-minute 'Ring run, celebrates with awesome vid
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    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 ...

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    Video: Leno steps out of his garage and onto COTA for a day with McLaren
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    For the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, Jay Leno abandons the comfortable confines of his California warehouse to visit the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX for the 2013 US Grand Prix. Leno gets a full tour of the track before heading to the McLaren Formula One garage, where he gets an up-close look at the 2011 MP4-26. After talking to a ...

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    Official: McLaren P1 is sold out
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    McLaren has hyped its plug-in hybrid P1 supercar since long before the production version was unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show, and apparently all the hype has paid off. Top Gear reports that, shortly after its release, all 375 P1s are "accounted for," meaning they've been bought or secured with a deposit. We reached out to McLaren to confirm the ...

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    Motorsports: McLaren calls up Kevin Magnussen to replace Sergio Perez
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    The 2013 Formula One World Championship is drawing to a close, and you know what that means: the big game of musical chairs is kicking into high gear. We already know that Mark Webber is leaving the series, with Daniel Ricciardo called up to fill his seat at Red Bull and Daniil Kvyat promoted to Toro Rosso in turn. Kimi Raikkonen is switching back to ...

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    Video: Forza 5 documents the splendor of the McLaren P1
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    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 ...

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    Report: McLaren P13 coming next year with 450 hp
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    McLaren Automotive has only been in business for a few of years now, but already it has launched the 12C, the 12C Spider and the new P1. It's not about to stop there. Next up will be the long-rumored P13, a smaller, lighter sportscar aimed at the top end of the Porsche 911 range. Now expected to arrive late next year, the P13 will borrow heavily from its ...

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    Video: Did the McLaren P1 lap the 'Ring in 6:47?
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    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. No, what enthusiasts will really be waiting to see is how fast the new McLaren P1 will hustle around the Nürburgring. Rumor had it that the ...

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    Official: McLaren P1 hits 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 186 in 16.5
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    With over 900 horsepower on tap from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and electric motor, there was never any question that the McLaren P1 would be quick. Just how quick, we didn't know, but with the first example now in its customer's hands, McLaren Automotive has given up the vital stats on its new hybrid hypercar. After what McLaren terms as an "extensive ...

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    Video: This is what Honda's new F1 engine will sound like
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    It appears that not even the legendary pairing of McLaren and Honda can produce a 2015-regulation Formula One engine that sounds as good as the current V8s. Much like Mercedes-AMG Petronas, McLaren Honda have released a clip of their turbocharged, 1.6-liter V6 ahead of next season, and well, at least to our ears, it's not the sweetest of singers. We've ...

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    Video: Watch Top Gear's McLaren P1 segment being made
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    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, ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2013 Japanese Grand Prix flips several scripts [spoilers]
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    Japan's Suzuka circuit is a great track that all the drivers love, but it doesn't usually provide the most thrilling, head-to-head racing. Where it does excel, however, is with surprises and "What just happened there?!" moments, and this year it was no different. It started with Mark Webber in his Infiniti Red Bull Racing out-qualifying his teammate ...

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    Official: McLaren P1 production commences
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    The long march from concept to production vehicle is reaching the home stretch for the surely impressive McLaren P1 supercar. McLaren has dropped a very cool gallery of images on its official Facebook page, showing the P1 production floor in its meticulously sparkling operation. The old line about a floor being clean enough to eat off of looks to be ...

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    Video: McLaren continues birthday party with 'The Spirit of McLaren' video
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    McLaren continues celebrating its 50 years of racing in the team's latest video, which looks back to the days when the company's namesake and founder was out running the cars himself. It proceeds up from there, covering the team's multiple world champions and including some classic racing footage along the way, much of which is attributed to the late ...

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    Track Test: 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider
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    Our First Drive of the McLaren MP4-12C Spider was nearly one year ago, when the automaker invited us to Malaga, Spain, for its introduction. While we had plenty of seat time during our initial orientation, nothing tops wringing out an exotic in your own backyard when you can focus on the vehicle and not worry about learning the apexes on a foreign track. ...

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    Official: McLaren 12C GT Sprint details revealed
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    McLaren GT, the racing arm of McLaren, initially showed the 12C GT Sprint back in July as a less hardcore version of the brand's other track-only offerings, although it did so with only a limited amount of information on the new track star. Now, the floodgates have been opened ever so slightly, with the Woking, UK-based outfit letting out a few other ...

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    Video: Amazing Forza Motorsport 5 commercial is 'world's fastest zoetrope'
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    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 ...

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    ETC: Top Gear picks its 50 greatest cars from past 20 years
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    Our friends at Top Gear (the magazine, not the TV show) are currently celebrating the publication's twentieth birthday. In honor of that milestone, the BBC-owned book is naming what it thinks are the 50 greatest cars from the past 20 years. Now, this is TG's list, which means it's a bit more focused on European brands and models. For example, the ...

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    Video: McLaren's 50th birthday party is cooler than yours
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    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 ...

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    Frankfurt: Senna's McLaren drives Honda up the wall
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    Honda is getting excited for its imminent return to Formula One with McLaren. So excited, in fact, that it got its new/old friends from Woking to loan it one of its old F1 cars. But not just any old F1 car... On display at the Honda stand in Frankfurt this year is the 1988 McLaren MP4-4 in which the legendary Ayrton Senna drove to fifteen out of sixteen ...

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    ETC: McLaren P1 undergoes desert testing, generates sizzling visuals [w/video]
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    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 ...

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