McLaren 650S News

  • ATS GT Launch Edition

    If you start with the right platform, you can turn something good into something great. It appears that Italy's Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS) is playing at that game, as the company has developed its own supercar based on the bones of a McLaren 650S. Shown one year ago as a prototype, ATS has now unveiled the first of what is to be 12 Launch Edition versions of its new supercar which goes by the name GT. What ATS is doing is starting with a 650S and fitting new body panels, reworking the interior, and upping the power. The firm is also upping the cost because it takes at least $850,000 to...

  • Wife surprised her husband with his dream car; a McLaren 650S
    Wife surprises husband with McLaren 650S

    My wife once surprised me with tickets to see my favorite band playing a concert in my favorite ballpark. It was an amazing gift, an amazing show, and I am very happy that my wife bought that for a past birthday. I'd be even happier if she'd purchased a car for me, although that's asking a lot...

  • McLaren 650S Spider that crashed 10 minutes after delivery - Image credit, Joshua Latchford
    McLaren 650S crashes minutes after being delivered

    You’d think it would be next to impossible to find someone capable of wrecking their new car quicker than the 27-year-old that crashed a McLaren P1 less than 24 hours after taking delivery. However, you’d be wrong. A man from the United Kingdom now has the undesirable honor of being the...

  • 2016 McLaren 650S GT3 race car
    2016 McLaren 650S GT3 revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show

    McLaren’s 650S may be one of the fastest cars in its class but its racing cousin, the GT3, hasn’t fared as well. The car is absent from most top-level competitions though it has seen some success in the Blancpain Endurance Series. A 2015-spec car was also declared the overall winner in...

  • McLaren P1 on the drag strip
    McLaren 650S Goes Up Against P1 In Epic Drag Race: Video

    The McLaren 650S is a quick car, as we discovered in our first drive, but how does it compare against its big brother, the P1? You can find out in this video from TheBayAreaRacing. In the short clip, we see the 650S go up against a P1 in a drag race. ALSO SEE: Lamborghini Drivers Still Fearless...

  • McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 By MSO
    McLaren Creates Gold-Laced 650S Spider For The Middle East

    McLaren hauled a few special machines out to the desert to show them off at last week's Dubai Motor Show. One of those cars was transformed by the in-house custom team known as McLaren Special Operations. The car is called the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79, and it's meant to highlight what's possible if...

  • Chris Harris tests the Aston Martin Vantage GT12, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and McLaren 650S

    The Aston Martin Vantage GT12, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and McLaren 650S couldn’t be more different, yet they all have a common goal—and that’s to put down fast lap times. And according to Chris Harris, who recently pitted the three cars together, they also have similar asking prices, at least in the United Kingdom, so there is some method to the madness in his latest test. ALSO SEE: 2,100-Horsepower Audi R8 Is Latest King Of The Street: Video The Porsche has the least power here, with its 4.0-liter flat-six ‘only’ developing 500 horsepower. The Aston Martin, which...

  • 2016 McLaren 650S Can-Am
    McLaren Marks 50th Anniversary Of Inaugural Can-Am Season With Special 650S: Video

    It was in 1966 that the inaugural season of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup was run, and one of the most successful manufacturers in the series was McLaren thanks to cars like the M1A and M1B plus drivers such as Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. To celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of...

  • 12-Year-Old McLaren Racer
    Lucky 12-Year-Old Races McLaren 650S: Video

    After observing their children playing the Forza video game, most parents would probably suggest their offspring get down to something more constructive. But then again, most parents don't race a Ford GT called the Black Mamba. CHECK OUT: Hear The Bugatti Vision GT Concept’s Engine Start Up...

  • 2016 McLaren 650S
    2016 McLaren 650S: More Colors, Options, Carbon Bits

    For those considering the purchase of a 650S, but who are unimpressed with its standard options list, McLaren has some good news. The British supercar company is upping the ante for 2016. Previously, opting for the carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts, intakes, rear bumper, and mirror casings...

  • McLaren 650S vs. Tesla Model S P85D
    Tesla Model S P85D Goes Up Against McLaren 650S: Video

    Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S is a revolutionary car, and the fact that the high-performance P85D version has an Insane mode is hilarious and awesome at the same time. Make no mistake, this electric terror will launch like a fighter off a carrier deck. ALSO SEE: This Dodge Challenger SRT...

  • 2015 McLaren 650S
    First details on McLaren’s next-generation Super Series range (P14)

    McLaren’s road car renaissance roared into life with the arrival of the 12C supercar back in 2009. The 12C was the first of a handful of models that would eventually form what McLaren calls the Super Series, referred to internally as P11. Existing Super Series models like the 650S and the...

  • Ferrari 488 GTB at Fiorano

    British journo Chris Harris certainly is a lucky boy. He recently got to hop in the latest supercar models from Ferrari and McLaren. Fortunately for us, he put together some video footage of his experiences with each and uploaded the clips to his YouTube channel Chris Harris on Cars. One is the 488 GTB, the successor to the 458 Italia and the first mid-engine Ferrari with a turbocharged engine since the legendary F40. Its new engine displaces 3.9 liters and produces a phenomenal peak output of 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. Along with the extra poke, new electronic nannies like...

  • McLaren Formula One car versus Honda Civic and 650S
    McLaren Formula Car Takes On A Honda Civic And 650S: 360-Degree Video

    There’s nothing like seeing a staggered race to compare and contrast the performance of different vehicles, and it’s always fun when a Formula One car is involved. This latest video from oil giant ExxonMobil ups the fan factor by including an interactive 360-degree view. MUST WATCH...

  • McLaren 650S Project Kilo MSO
    McLaren 650S Project Kilo: Walkaround Video

    The McLaren Special Operations team exists to allow McLaren owners the opportunity to create a vehicle that meets their needs or vision. It's a bespoke customization program available to those who want to make their already-special machine just a bit more unique. That was the goal of one 650S coupe...

  • McLaren Celebrates 5000th Super Series Car
    McLaren Celebrates Production Of Its 5,000th 'Super Series' Car

    It's not easy to churn out a steady stream of supercars, but that's what the team at Woking has been doing as of late. McLaren has been hard at work adding more variants to its stable of Super Series cars. ALSO SEE: Ferrari 488 GTB Revealed, Packs 660-HP Twin-Turbo V-8: Video It all started with...

  • Teaser for McLaren 675LT debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    McLaren Teases New Track-Focused 650S Supercar

    The next couple of months are going to be extremely busy for McLaren as the British automaker launches a handful of new models in quick succession. Just this week we saw the covers come off the 650S Le Mans special edition, which features unique body elements penned by McLaren F1 designer Peter...

  • McLaren 650S Le Mans
    McLaren Celebrating 20th Anniversary Of Its Le Mans Victory With Special 650S

    It turns out that the new track-focused McLaren 650S we recently told you about won't be the only new 650S variant appearing in the near future, as the British firm today revealed a new special edition model built to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its famous win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, made...

  • 2014 McLaren 650S Sprint

    McLaren’s big debut of 2015 will be its new entry-level model, the Sports Series, which we’re currently expecting to appear for the first time at the 2015 New York Auto Show in April. However, there might be something new on the McLaren stand at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show one month earlier. According to reports out of Europe, the British automaker is set to introduce a new 650S variant at the Swiss show. Dutch website Autovisie is reporting that the new car will adopt McLaren’s GTR moniker, suggesting that it will be a hardcore track-focused version along the lines of the...

  • McLaren 625C for Asian market
    Special McLaren 625C Launched For Asia, First Regional Model

    The McLaren lineup is an ever-changing, constantly growing thing—a remarkable feat for a car company that’s only a few years old. With the new 625C, McLaren ventures into new territory: building a car specifically for one market. MUST SEE: Porsche 918 Spyder Burns To The Ground At Gas...

  • McLaren 650S Spider that crashed on a highway in Austria (Image via Wrecked Exotics)
    McLaren 650S Spider Crashes Into Guardrail In Austria

    This sorry looking McLaren 650S Spider is one of the first examples of the newest McLaren supercar to end up in a crash. The driver of the 650S Spider was traveling on a highway in Austria just south of the capital Vienna and lost control in what appears to be wet conditions. The car then crashed...

  • Deadmau5’s ‘Meowclaren’ custom McLaren 650S Spider
    Deadmau5 Does Uber In His New McLaren 650S Spider: Video

    Having given up his famous Nyan Cat-themed Ferrari 458 Italia because of a dispute with Ferrari over the use of his own "Purrari" badges on the car, Canadian DJ Deadmau5 has since switched over to a McLaren. His McLaren of choice is the 650S Spider, which he’s already started modding with...

  • 2014 McLaren 650S Sprint
    McLaren 650S Sprint revealed ahead of Pebble Beach Concours

    Hot on the heels of the McLaren 650S GT3 race car revealed earlier this summer comes the all-new 650S Sprint, a slightly tamer version of the GT3 racer designed for track enthusiasts. The 650S Sprint is the follow-up to last year’s 12C GT Sprint and will be on sale shortly after a debut at...

  • McLaren P1 with McLaren Special Operations upgrades
    McLaren P1, 650S Spider Get Special Operations Treatment For Pebble Beach

    The 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is nearly upon us, and with it will come some of the most amazing automotive hardware on display anywhere. Contributing its new cars to the vintage fold, McLaren Special Operations will show two upgraded vehicles: a 650S Spider and a P1. The MSO 650S...

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