mclaren

  • Video: Cockpit view of every McLaren F1 car

    A Formula One tribute with a difference. Join McLaren’s heroes from 1975 to 2016 and savour the V12 and V10 engines that dominated at a time when drivers had manual gearshifts and overtaking didn’t rely on DRS or fuel strategies. The video includes a brief clip from Kyalami…see if you...
  • MSO builds kilo-saving carbon package for 675LT

    With McLaren’s carbon fibre department working around the clock, the British supercar builder has introduced another limited edition model reserved for 25 customers. Based on the 675LT (significant in its own right for reviving McLaren’s Longtail nameplate) the MSO Carbon Series 675LT is covered in nearly 40% additional carbon...
  • Singing V8 reaches chorus in Ferrari 488 Spider.

    Why settle for the Ferrari 488 GTB when its sexier, versatile and equally potent 488 Spider is now selling fast in South Africa? Ferrari’s ‘most high performance Spider’ will take dead aim at the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder and McLaren 650S Spider. Instrumental in its duality the Retractable Hard Top has...
  • Video: How not to drive a P1 GTR down the corkscrew

    The corkscrew was around long before the proliferation of hybrid super cars and judging from this video the combination can be lethal. Immediate torque delivery on a spiral corner laced with gravity requires a brave approach to one of the world’s greatest corners. Just ask the driver of this McLaren...
  • McLaren P14 hybrid to replace the 650S next year

    McLaren has confirmed that the successor to the 650S will receive numerous aerodynamic updates but that pales in comparison to the news that its engine will borrow elements of the seminal McLaren P1 – in short it will deploy a downsized evolution of the P1’s hybrid powerplant. Codenamed the P14...
  • Small fault results in McLaren P1 recall.

    The McLaren P1 is the second super car to be hit with a recall issue in two months. The first was the Ferrari 488 for a fuel line issue but in McLaren’s case the fault isn’t related to any of the complex hybrid gubbins – a relief for the...
  • Proof that McLaren F1 has the greatest V12

    “How do you want the McLaren F1 to sound on start-up?” “Brr, Ra, Wham” – or something to that effect. A unique sequence of cylinder activation and witchcraft trickery with the rpm, and the rest is history. Well not really but it’s a bloody good start to a story which...