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Films

The McLaren F1 and its record-breaking 240.1mph top speed test

Ok, so McLaren F1 racing team have had a terrible couple of years with Honda. But back in the glory days (that 1988 Season to be specific), the brilliant team of designers had an idea to create the fastest road car of all time. 10 years later, racing driver Andy Wallace climbed into a McLaren F1 and drove the British supercar to a top speed of 391 km/h (242.9 mph) on the famous banked testing track at Ehra-Lessien in Germany. Andy looked totally surprised by how quick the car actually was… Continue Reading

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Films

Red Bull Racing countdown to the RB13 F1 car

With the 2017 Season fast approaching, Red Bull Racing have released a short film of the F1 Team preparing the RB13 challenger at their Milton Keynes HQ. Continue Reading

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Films

Watch automotive designer Daniel Simon talk through the creative thoughts for Roborace series

Roborace is documenting the ‘process of bringing together the world’s first A.I. driverless racing series’. Chief Design Officer and automotive futurist Daniel Simon applies the finishing touches to the Robocar in preparation for wind tunnel testing with the help of Williams Advanced Engineering. The Series is set to launch in 2017.  Continue Reading

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Concept cars

Honda reveals a Self-Balancing, Self-Driving Motorbike

No doubt McLaren would prefer Honda to reveal a self-reliable, self-fast F1 engine for the 2017 Formula 1 Season, but hey ho. The automotive company has just unveiled its groundbreaking Riding Assist technology at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, which comes in the form of a next-generation motorcycle that can balance itself regardless of whether it’s carrying a rider or not.  Continue Reading

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Concept cars

F1 cars with iconic Le Mans liveries

Modern Formula 1 cars painted in iconic Le Mans race liveries would look like this… Continue Reading

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Off Track

2017 LEGO Speed Champions sets revealed, with 1966 Ford GT40, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team and more

LEGO has announced that their complete line-up of its 2017 Speed Champions series includes  Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 and Scuderia Ferrari. They are also releasing the iconic 1966 Ford GT40. Here, LEGO Speed Champions Head of Design, Craig Callum, talks you through the Ford GT40 design process – In Lego. Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Designer mashes F1 liveries with Football kits

Graphic Designer Thierry Courtois’ self initiated project is about ‘understanding the power of sports brands and sponsorship by making them work in an alternate sporting field.’ So would Manor Racing, McLaren-Honda and Renault F1 Team liveries fit in on a Saturday afternoon in the Premier League? Check out these kit designs to decide for yourself.
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Concept cars

McLaren-Honda F1 future concept car with closed cockpit that actually looks good

With the 2016 Formula 1 season done and dusted, we look forward to the next, as plenty of changes are included in the 2017 regulations. Wider, faster and more aggressive race cars with fatter tyres are on the way, but the controversial halo head protection device didn’t make it to the final manual. Continue Reading

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Art

BMW art car no.19 is designed by John Baldessari

BMW has been creating the art car since 1975 as a global partner of Art Basel. This year they are presenting the 19th BMW art car by american conceptual artist john baldessari – And it’s set to race in January 2017. Continue Reading

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Road Edition

McLaren launch 570s Design Editions for 2017

Ok, so it’s the end of the 2016 F1 season, but McLaren’s design team have done something to cheer us up. A handpicked range of colour options and varying trim combinations will be available on the 570s in 2017.

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