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Hybrid

GMC Hummer EV Gets “Eye-Popping” Performance

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

Propulsion

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.

Business

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. 

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.

Propulsion

VW EV Sets Goodwood Hill Climb Record

Volkswagen AG’s ID.R electric race car set a track record last weekend at England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed’s hill climb, taking just 39.9 seconds to cover the 1.2-mile course.

Additive Manufacturing

See What McLaren Automotive Has Developed

There are two extraordinary capabilities of McLaren Automotive: its ability to design and its mastery of lightweight material utilization.

Materials & Lightweighting

Gordon Murray Teases McLaren F1 Successor

Legendary Formula One designer and lightweighting specialist Gordon Murray plans to launch the T.50 hypercar, a follow-up to his iconic McLaren F1, in 2022.

F1 Racing Legend Niki Lauda Dies at Age 70

Niki Lauda, who won Formula One racing championships in 1975, 1977 and 1984, died in his sleep on Monday at age 70.

How Long Is the Monaco Circuit?

For motorsports enthusiasts, this weekend is an extraordinary one, with the Indianapolis 500, the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix all occurring on the 26th.

McLaren Gets Practical with GT Supercar

McLaren Automotive Ltd. says its new GT supercar is more practical and comfortable than its other models, yet lighter, faster and more agile than competing grand touring cars.

McLaren to Unveil GT Supercar Next Week

McLaren Automotive Ltd. will take the wraps off the all-new GT supercar next week.

Propulsion

Jaguar I-Pace EV Named World Car of the Year

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s Jaguar I-Pace crossover vehicle has been named 2019 World Car of the Year by international automotive journalists.

Materials & Lightweighting

McLaren Ramps Up Carbon Fiber Plant

McLaren Automotive Ltd.’s new Composite Technology Center in Sheffield, England, has produced its first prototype carbon fiber chassis.

Production

Painting a McLaren

The new McLaren 720S Spider by MSO: No, we’re not going to talk about the performance of the car that’s powered by a 710-hp, 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8.

U.K. Startup Taps Former McLaren F1 Designer to Refine Electric Supercar

Dendrobium Automotive Ltd. has hired legendary designer Peter Stevens to refine the company’s D-1 supercar concept, which was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva auto show.

Bugatti Rules Out SUV

Volkswagen AG’s Bugatti brand has no plans to follow other ultra-luxury marques to launch an SUV/crossover.

Materials & Lightweighting

McLaren 600LT Spider: A Study in Composite Rigidity

McLaren Automotive is busy building—hand assembling at its McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England—members of its Longtail (LT) vehicle lineup, including the new 600LT Spider.

Autonomous Vehicles

About Autonomy: Three Views

Yes, there will be more autonomous technology coming at an ever-increasing rate. Which means all the more considerations must be taken into account.

Propulsion

Hybrid Bimmer Supercar in the Works?

BMW AG is mulling the potential of a high-powered, hybrid supercar that could be introduced by 2023.