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.”
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
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to drive a McLaren on ice? It’s one of the toughest, most rewarding driving experiences anywhere in the world, and now for the first time McLaren is offering the opportunity to push its 570S Coupé to the limit – and beyond – in the stunning setting of Ivalo, Northern Finland.
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
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.
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
Ok, what happens when a McLaren F1 and Bugatti Veyron meet head to head? This beautifully shot video, set against the the historic Reims circuit in France, allows us to find out… Continue Reading