McLaren Ultimate Series

  • McLaren Speedtail

    McLaren finally introduced a true successor to the legendary F1 supercar on Friday in the form of the Speedtail, but the latest go-fast machine from the British firm shares one key detail with the F1 that isn't so fantastic: it's not street-legal in the U.S. Like the F1, only 106 examples of the Speedtail are headed to production—yes, each and every one of them is sold—and McLaren decided it wasn't worth engineering the limited-run car around the safety standards necessary to federalize it for street-use in the U.S. The largest issue is the central driving position flanked by two...

  • McLaren Speedtail
    McLaren Speedtail is a hypercar spaceship with central driving position, 1,035 hp

    McLaren on Friday unveiled a car billed as the spiritual successor to the legendary F1: the Speedtail. It's a streamlined hypercar with a central driving position and hybrid powertrain, and just 106 will be built, the number matching the original number of F1s sold. Unlike rival hypercars like the...

  • McLaren Ultimate Vision GT virtual concept car
    McLaren's wild Vision GT hypercar concept will be built

    The virtual hypercar known as the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is entering production. However, you won't see it McLaren's showrooms as the car, code-named the BC03, is a special commission by a loyal McLaren customer to be built by McLaren Special Operations. BC stands for “Bespoke...

  • 2016 McLaren P1 LM prototype
    986-horsepower McLaren P1 LM takes on Pikes Peak

    The McLaren P1 LM is currently the fastest street-legal car around the Nürburgring, with retired racer and current McLaren test driver Kenny Bräck taking the car around the German track in just 6:43.22 during final testing in March 2017. The record for production cars is the 6:44.97 that...

  • Teaser for McLaren Speedtail debuting October 26
    McLaren Speedtail teased ahead of October 26 debut

    McLaren on Friday gave us the most revealing look yet at its upcoming successor to the legendary F1 in the form of a teaser shot posted on social media. The new car is called the Speedtail, and it is confirmed for a reveal on October 26. The car, which has being doing the rounds under the code name...

  • McLaren Senna testing at the Nürburgring
    Is McLaren planning an assault on the production car 'Ring record with the Senna?

    After Porsche's 918 Spyder ran a 6:57 lap of the Nürburgring in 2013, which was a record for production cars at the time, McLaren backed out of the challenge and instead claimed its rival P1 could go under the 7:00 mark without providing any proof, leaving many to question the credibility of...

  • McLaren P1 GTR #001 - Image via duPont Registry

    Those looking to own one of the most sought-after modern McLarens, the time has come. A P1 GTR is up for sale, and not just any of the handful of McLaren P1 GTRs built, but the very first example to roll off the line. The folks at duPont Registry have the car listed for sale. It's one of about 40 examples of the track-only hypercar, with each featuring an uprated version of the regular P1's hybrid powertrain to push 986 horsepower—an 83 hp increase over the road car. The P1 GTR also boasts a wider track, lower weight, and more downforce. It's the exact recipe fit for its track-focused...

  • Teaser for McLaren Speedtail debuting October 26
    McLaren confirms Speedtail name, 2018 reveal for F1 successor

    McLaren's spiritual successor to the F1 will be called a Speedtail, the British firm announced Wednesday. The name is meant to evoke the car's flowing, highly streamlined design. Code-named the BP32 and described as a hyper GT, the Speedtail will make its debut later this year ahead of the first...

  • 2019 McLaren Senna, Portugal Media Drive, June 2018
    2019 McLaren Senna first drive review: Ultimate street-legal performer

    In the age of YouTube, an exotic carmaker needs exciting overhead tracking video of its latest automotive thunderbolt to thrill online fans. McLaren Automotive ran into unexpected difficulty getting that shot. The McLaren Senna’s extravagant wings, spoilers, splitters, vents, and ducts so...

  • McLaren Senna
    McLaren Senna made meaner with exposed carbon body

    At least one of the 500 individuals awarded a build slot for the McLaren Senna supercar has opted to have most of it's beautiful carbon fiber left exposed, and McLaren will treat us with the unveiling of the completed car at next week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. It's one of five themes...

  • Auction of the final build slot for the McLaren Senna
    Final build slot for McLaren Senna raises $2.67M for charity

    McLaren only plans to build 500 examples of its street-legal, track-focused Senna supercar. All but one build slot for the car was available when it made its debut on December 10 at McLaren’s headquarters in the United Kingdom, and McLaren chose to auction off that final build slot to help...

  • McLaren Senna
    New McLaren Senna unleashed, lightest hypercar in automaker's "Ultimate" stable

    McLaren brought back a legendary name Saturday night, one from its pedigree of historic Formula One racing. The new McLaren Senna was unveiled in England, a new hypercar in the automaker's stable complete with 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque motivating just 2,641 pounds of mass (dry)...

  • 2013 McLaren P1 XP05 Experimental Prototype is for sale

    When an automaker is developing a new vehicle, it first creates prototype versions that get thrashed to hell and back. Validation tests put specific areas of a vehicle in high-stress situations so engineers can find what's going to break, and what they can do to stop it from breaking. When a prototype vehicle is finished with its work, it's typically crushed, sometimes it might be turned into a race car. Other times, however, such as when the automaker we're discussing is McLaren and the car is the P1 (or an F1 LM), the old prototype is going to enjoy a second life as a real-deal road car...

  • McLaren P15 Ultimate Series teaser image
    McLaren P15 teased, reveal set for December 10

    What McLaren describes as the "most intensive driver experience" around a track has an official debut date. The company will reveal the McLaren P15 online on December 10. The P15 is not the confirmed successor to the famed F1, which has its own codename: BP23. The P15 will represent a new chapter...

  • 2019 McLaren P15 test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 McLaren P15 spy shots

    Only this week we saw McLaren confirm plans for a new member for its flagship Ultimate Series range, and now we have the first spy shots of what’s likely a test mule. The test mule hides the new mechanicals within the makeshift body of a 675LT but still gives away some clues. Compared to the...

  • Teaser for McLaren P15 supercar debuting in first quarter of 2018
    McLaren P15 debuts early 2018, will be brand’s most extreme road car yet

    McLaren is working on a new addition to its flagship Ultimate Series range, and Wednesday we received the first details from the company along with a teaser shot of the car’s exhaust tips. The new car, code-named the P15, is a separate model to the upcoming F1 successor, itself code-named the...

  • McLaren P1 GTR vs Ferrari FXX K
    It's McLaren P1 GTR and Ferrari FXX K track time

    When two hypercars take to the track to stretch their legs, it's time to put down everything and strap in for the ride. Today, it's the McLaren P1 GTR and the Ferrari FXX K, which arrived at Monza for a few hot laps. The video shows the two hypercars during different sessions, so it's not an actual...

  • McLaren P1’s MonoCage carbon fiber monocoque
    McLaren P15 to be faster than P1, arrive in 2018

    McLaren has just launched the 720S and it’s certainly an impressive bit of kit. But there’s a lot of white space above the Ferrari 488 and Lamborghini Huracán rival that McLaren could fill until a replacement for the P1 finally arrives. McLaren has been working on a model to sit...

  • McLaren P1 LM Nürburgring Lap Record

    Step aside, Lamborghini Huracán Performante. Even the track-only Nio EP9 electric supercar cannot be spared from the McLaren P1 LM: the new king of the Nürburgring, as far as street-legal cars are concerned. The McLaren P1 LM, a road-going version of the P1 GTR track car, clocked a verified 6:43.22 lap time. That compares with the 6:52.01 by the Huracán Performante, still the fastest production car around the 'Ring. McLaren test driver Kenny Bräck was at the wheel for the record-setting run. The ex-racing driver was there to tweak the final setup for the very limited...

  • McLaren P1 LM Nürburgring video
    McLaren P1 LM storms ‘Ring, might set record for street-legal cars

    British motorsport and engineering skunk works Lanzante is responsible for a rare beast known as the McLaren P1 LM. This is the same Lanzante that fielded the McLaren F1 GTR race car that won overall in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in 2016 the company took the beefed up P1 GTR track special...

  • Teaser for McLaren Speedtail debuting October 26
    McLaren teases F1 successor, says it will be faster, more powerful than P1

    McLaren showed its newest supercar to the public this month at the 2017 Geneva auto show, but behind closed doors the company's talking about what's next. Not the next car, but rather the next "F1." The company insists that it's not looking to replace the F1, rather that its next hypercar...

  • McLaren P1 LM loaded onto a truck at the Nürburgring
    This is how you load a McLaren P1 LM into a truck

    When you want to take your machine out to the track, you most likely pop some gear into the passenger seat, back seat, or the truck and set off. You're vehicle is fine running from your home to the racing circuit for some weekend fun. You might tow a non-street-legal machine on a trailer, if you've...

  • 2016 McLaren P1 LM prototype
    McLaren P1 LM is spiritual successor to most legendary F1

    When it comes to the McLaren F1, the most lust-worthy models are the F1 LMs, of which only six were ever made including the original prototype still owned by the British firm. So sought-after are the cars that a regular F1 converted to LM-spec sold at auction last year for a staggering $13.75...

  • McLaren P1 GTR for sale in Denmark
    Undriven McLaren P1 GTR up for sale

    McLaren's entry into the world of private club racing isn't for the faint of heart. While you normally wouldn't be able to get in the game, if you act fast, you may have your only opportunity. A never-driven McLaren P1 GTR is being offered by a Danish sports car dealer. Standing out from Lysdahl...

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