Skip to main content

McLaren News

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.

McLaren Vehicles:

Indicates a Reviewed Model
  • 0
    McLaren
    Motorsports: Infographic reconstructs Senna's miracle drive at Donington
    1398945480

    Detractors will tell you every Formula One race is the same: a bunch of overpaid, glorified cab drivers posing as athletes sit in cars that have nothing to do with the ones we see and drive on the road and proceed to drive around in circles. Of course racing fans know different. We know that no two grands prix are the same. But even then, some stand out ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Official: McLaren Special Ops murders out unique 650S design concept
    1398717000

    Whether you're driving it for the attention or for the performance capabilities, you're bound to get noticed behind the wheel of a supercar like a McLaren. But what if you live in a place like Beverly Hills, Monte Carlo, London, Abu Dhabi or Singapore – communities where supercars are as common as hipsters are in Brooklyn? You wouldn't want to be ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Report: McLaren says it 'is a sports car brand' and won't make SUVs
    1398427080

    You can add McLaren to the list of luxury and sports car companies to say it will not build an SUV, the automaker's CEO Mike Flewitt telling Bloomberg, "We need to remain very focused. McLaren is a sports car brand and that's exactly what we're going to remain." In spite of those words, in order to save his voice, Flewitt should get business cards made ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Motorsports: Honda exclusive to McLaren at least until 2017
    1398259740

    Next year Honda will return to Formula One after a seven-year absence, bringing the first Japanese automaker to compete in the top-tier racing series back into the fold. But though it started in 1964 much as it ended in 2008, running its own team (much like Ferrari and Mercedes do today), its new F1 program will see it revert to engine-supplier status ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    First Drive: 2015 McLaren 650S Spider [w/video]
    McLaren's New Volume Seller Makes Evolution Look Sexy 1397145420

    It seems like only yesterday that we enjoyed a mad dash in McLaren's wild P1 hybrid wallet-breaker. Now here we are, already back with the Brits, this time in on the great roads of southern Spain and at Ascari Race Resort as McLaren launches what has already become its most important seller, the 650S. Available as both a $265,500 coupe and as a $280,225 ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Official: McLaren prices new 650S from $265,500
    1396647900

    Just whisper the name "McLaren" and you know you're talking about something expensive. Just how expensive depends on which model you're talking about. McLaren sold all 375 examples of the P1 at $1.15 million. The 12C coupe starts just under $240k and the 12C Spider at $265k. The upcoming P13 should come in around $160k, and the P15 around $500k. But how ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Breaking: McLaren discontinues 12C, offers owners free upgrade
    1396610940

    When McLaren revealed the new 650S last month at the Geneva Motor Show, it was adamant that it was not a replacement for the 12C on which it was based, but rather a supplement to it within the company's growing lineup of supercars. Production was suspended on the 12C while the McLaren Technology Center in Woking geared up to begin assembling the 650S, but ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Report: McLaren profits could quadruple on strength of P1
    1396554300

    McLaren has had success on the track for the last 50 years, but its recent move into also building road cars full time is paying big dividends. The British automaker says that it expects revenue to double this year and pre-tax profit on deliveries to be four-times higher, thanks in no small part to selling out of its million-dollar P1. "It's the main ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Exclusive: McLaren preparing 650S extreme track-bound versions
    1396467060

    McLaren isn't a company used to standing still. It has 182 grand prix victories under its belt, a dozen Formula One titles and some of the most lust-worthy supercars ever made. So we could hardly blame anyone (ourselves included) for impatiently anticipating what the team at Woking has coming next. Of course, McLaren itself is eager to keep its customers ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Malaysian F1 Grand Prix [spoilers]
    1396213200

    The Malaysian Grand Prix is always one of the jokers on the Formula One calendar: you know it's going to rain during the weekend, but you don't know when. This year it began during qualifying, the dammed up clouds over the Sepang track dumping their reservoirs just before Q1 and causing a 50-minute delay. The conditions helped Infiniti Red Bull Racing ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Confirmed: McLaren's baby P13 coming next year with multiple bodystyles, $160K sticker price
    1395781320

    Though you could hardly call it "cheap" by most standards, when McLaren Automotive booted up with the launch of the MP4-12C three years ago, it was, relatively speaking, the most affordable McLaren yet. Cheaper than the original McLaren F1, cheaper than the SLR it made for Mercedes-Benz, and certainly cheaper than any of the racing machinery for which the ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Confirmed: McLaren working on P15 supercar to slot between 650S and P1
    1395329340

    McLaren has been busy these past few years. It launched the MP4-12C in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012, the P1 in 2013 and (most recently) the 650S in 2014. But it's not about to stop there. It's got an "entry-level" model in the works, set to take on the Porsche 911, and - according to information reported by Car and Driver and confirmed by McLaren in ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Report: McLaren 650S to start at $265,500 in US?
    1395324900

    As the McLaren 650S inches towards US dealerships, one of the big questions on our mind is how much the mid-engined supercar will cost. We previously reported that European customers would be shelling out 232,500 Euros, which at the time was the equivalent of $318,000 (today, it's about $320,200). In that piece, we claimed US pricing would probably be ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Motorsports: McLaren celebrates 20 years of Mobil 1 with special livery for Australian GP
    1394895720

    Sponsors come and sponsors go in Formula One, but they tend to stick around awhile at McLaren. The team ran under Marlboro title sponsorship for 22 years from 1974 to 1996, and Hugo Boss has been with the team for 33 years now since 1981. But it's the team's partnership with Mobil 1 which it will celebrate with the sinister livery pictured here. With ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    First Drive: 2015 McLaren P1 [w/video]
    Sampling Woking's Next-Level Hypercar On Jeremy Clarkson's Turf 1394812620

    We have already raved about the Porsche 918 Spyder, and all indications suggest we'll be moved to dispense flowery Italian prose about the upcoming Ferrari LaFerrari (even if the name does sound like a skip on a 45-rpm record). In between these two hypercars comes this British mind-boggle better known as the McLaren P1. As a pure driver's exoticar, the ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Report: McLaren ceases production of 12C to focus on 650S
    1394399040

    If you raised an eyebrow in suspicion when McLaren insisted its new 650S would join its lineup in tandem with – and not as a replacement for – the MP4-12C, we're with you. The 650S is, after all, based closely on the 12C, distinguishing itself essentially with a revised shape, updated equipment and more power. And with the Spider version ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Report: Time to configure your McLaren 650S
    1394294220

    If you're like us, Friday afternoons are the bane of your existence - the freedom of the weekend is so close you can taste the beer and see the red of your TV's Netflix logo, but the minutes that stand in your way slip by with all the speed of a retreating glacier. You need a way of burning that time, and as it turns out, online supercar configurators are ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Geneva: McLaren opens up the 650S Spider
    1394015460

    A good solid year separated the release of the McLaren MP4-12C and its Spider counterpart. McLaren isn't waiting that long, however, to reveal its new 650S Spider – in fact it's presenting both versions at the same time here at the Geneva Motor Show. But while Woking has given us plenty of details and photos of the coupe to chew on in the lead up to ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Geneva: McLaren 650S isn't your average middle child
    1393930680

    The all-new McLaren 650S is making its auto show debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show today, and we've just had a proper first look at the British exotic's new midrange model. Boasting McLaren's familiar 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, the 650S packs 641 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 60 in a brisk 3 seconds, placing it ...

  • 0
    McLaren
    Official: McLaren 650S will hit 124 mph in 8.4 seconds
    1393527540

    Sometimes an automaker reveals a car, in full, and that's the whole story. But sometimes things get dragged out a bit. The McLaren 650S falls in the latter category, which strikes us as a bit odd considering that it's essentially a massaged version of the existing MP4-12C. No matter, the news here remains impressive all the same. The British racing team ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle