McLaren archives

McLaren F1 reunion

McLaren F1 is a true legend. Still, after 20 years there is no faster normally aspirated production road car in the world. F1 GTR is the only car, which won Formula 1 World Championship, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours. Furthermore, this was the first production road car to use a full carbon fibre monocoque. The first McLaren F1 car was launched on 28th May 1992 and delivered to its happy owner in December 1993. McLaren is a pioneer in carbon fiber technologies. They used carbon fibr

Inside McLaren: developing the MP4-12C

McLaren Automotive presents the first in a series of broadcast-quality short videos, which reveals the performance car testing programme for the new McLaren MP4-12C. The politics of the company includes this unique and engaging story, which precedes the first model  going on sale in Spring 2011. The footage reveals McLaren Automotive's plans, processes and challenges. The first film is named "Inside McLaren: developing the MP4-12C". Highlights include an introduction to the McLaren Techno

2011 McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren Automotive is getting ready to release the new McLaren Mp4-12C. Besides the strange name it is a successor of the legendary McLaren F1, so the expectations are enormous. The first and most shocking difference is the engine 3.8 litre 90⁰ V8 with two turbo-chargers - the ‘M838T’. McLaren F1 is powered by naturally aspirated V12 developed by BMW M division delivering 627hp and 651 N/m of torque. The next difference in McLaren Mp4-12C is left driving position. The old F1 is 3-sea