Pirelli Color Edition tyres are now available, offering the exclusive possibility to customise each car vehicle by choosing among hundreds of tyre colours. Thanks to the experience in F1®,competitions – where the colouring of the tyres identifies the compounds – today Pirelli applies colour to road tyres as well to emphasise their sporty character and uniqueness. Achieving not only the extreme customisation of performance but also of style and design.
Billed as ‘the best job in esports’, the battle to find McLaren’s newest recruit will be viewable at every stage via a dedicated YouTube channel and McLaren’s social media channels. Six international finalists will be hand-picked by experts in both gaming and Formula 1 to join this year’s competition. A further four finalists will be selected from qualifying events online during summer 2017. I’m in.
Well hello 720s. This is McLaren’s new 4.0L V8 dream machine and not just pretty – It’s really smart too. Replacing the 650S, top-line figures includes a power output of 710bhp and 0–62mph in 2.9secs.
“Design is where you bring all the elements together,” chief designer Rob Melville asserts. “Styling is just one aspect of it. We want to create breathtaking products that tell you the visual story of their function, and we’re guided by four things. Nature, and the idea of ‘functional jewellery’. We want to be true with the materials we use – it has to be authentic. The proportions need to be perfect. And we are always brave.”
According to product director Mark Vinnels, “the challenge was to revolutionise the segment. But we also wanted to make a big leap in entertainment. We want to combine performance, emotion, refinement and efficiency in a single, beautiful whole.”
9am. Think crisp cold morning with a steaming coffee in hand. Sitting in the grandstand overlooking turn 1, there are less than other F1 fans at this time in the morning. When the cars start to exit the pit lane and approach the first corner, you can hear the cars being sucked to the road as they brake and downshift.
5:45pm. The sun is setting and I have a beer in hand. Cars are still running, trying to squeeze in valuable laps before the session finishes at 6pm. By now, you recognise the different tones of the engines and the sound of the aero. You can guess who is coming before they arrive.
Visit Barcelona for F1 testing. It’s beyond worth it.
To celebrate this milestone, a series of Edition 50 models will be unleashed. The line-up includes the new AMG GT C Roadster, C 63 Cabriolet, C 63 S Cabriolet, C 43 4MATIC Coupé and the C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet. Each model features a specifically designed package dedicated to the 50th-anniversary tribute.