#MCLAREN

Design

McLaren Teases Upcoming Supercar

High-performance hybrid to feature twin-turbo V-6

Economics

McLaren Expects to Sell HQ to Raise Cash

British supercar maker McLaren Group intends to sell its zoomy global headquarters complex.

Batteries

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

Nick Kalayjian to helm the company’s engineering operations as it prepares to launch its first EVs

Composites

McLaren Readies Lightweight Architecture for Future Hybrid Cars

Produced in-house, the carbon-fiber tub will start underpinning new models next year

Materials & Lightweighting

“Ultimate Analog Supercar” Takes Shape

Gordon Murray’s upcoming T.50 gets V-12 power and a super-lightweight design

Design

2003 Ferrari Enzo Nets Online Auction Record of $2.6 Million

Extravagant impulse buying with the click of a mouse

Sales

McLaren to Cut Workforce by 30%

Coronavirus decimates sales, tech consulting work

Business

Design Your Own Supercar: Kids Edition

Contest winners get to ride along with celebrity driver the Stig and lots of other cool prizes

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Business

Racing Legend Stirling Moss Dies at 90

Many called him the greatest driver to never win an F1 championship. Others dropped the last part.

Hybrid

McLaren Eyes Synthetic Fuels

Can the carbon-neutral technology eventually become a viable alternative to electric vehicles?

Business

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months

Hybrid

GMC Hummer EV Gets “Eye-Popping” Performance

Output to top 1,000 hp… and 11,500 lb-ft of torque

Hybrid

McLaren to Hybridize Entire Lineup by 2023

McLaren plans to offer hybrid variants of all its vehicles by 2023, including a supercar that can race from zero to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. 

Design

McLaren Reveals Lightweight Elva Roadster

McLaren Automotive Ltd.’s upcoming open-cockpit Elva hypercar features an innovative air management system, lightweight design and a high-powered V-8 engine.

Gembella Plans 800-hp Hypercar

German tuner Gembella GmbH, which specializes in ultra-high-performance McLaren and Porsche variants, hopes to find investors to help it develop its own hypercar.

Regulations

Carmakers Back Trump on California Emissions Stance

Major carmakers—including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Nissan and Toyota—are backing the Trump administration’s position that California is barred by federal law from setting its own fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle sales quotas.

Production

McLaren Moving N. American HQ to Dallas

McLaren Automotive Ltd. is moving its North American headquarters from New York City to a much larger and more practical facility outside Dallas, early next year.

Business

1994 McLaren Auctioned for Nearly $20 Million

An unidentified buyer paid $19.8 million for a 1994 McLaren F1 supercar at a RM Sotheby auction during last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. 

Materials & Lightweighting

McLaren MSO to the Max at Pebble

The McLaren GT by MSO is an exquisite execution of color and materials.

McLaren Confirms New Speedster

McLaren Automotive Ltd. says it will launch a two-seat open-cockpit speedster late next year.

Report: New McLaren Speedster in the Works

McLaren Automotive Ltd. is developing a two-seat open-cockpit speedster, sources tell Autocar.

Design

2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Long Time Coming

Yes, the 8th generation Corvette is red-hot

McLaren and the Fine Print

Some of the stats about the McLaren GT are rather gobsmacking.