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Competition

World’s fastest gamer

Billed as ‘the best job in esports’, McLaren’s newest recruit will have to perform under pressure at every stage to land the dream position. A dedicated YouTube channel and McLaren’s social media channels will be in overdrive as the candidates battle it out. 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!

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Road Edition

McLaren 720S

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. Continue Reading

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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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Road Edition

Watch the McLaren 570S drive on ice

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.
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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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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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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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Formula 1

Jenson Button bows out of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and F1

After 17 seasons, 305 races, 15 wins and a total of 50 podium finishes, Jenson Button retires from F1. It’s a shame how it ended, with suspension failure forcing a premature end to his Grand Prix on lap 12, but ultimately JB’s time was up. Loving this shot of his McLaren MP4-31 and modified helmet at Yas Marina. Continue Reading

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Products

It’s arrived! McLaren launches the all-electric P1…

McLaren are a busy company. As well as trying to re-build their F1 team, there are talks of an acquisition by Apple, and now they have launched their first all electric P1 – ish… From 0 mph to top speed (and by top speed we are talking vey slow) in just two seconds, this model is unsurprisingly “the most compact car yet to wear the McLaren badge”. Continue Reading

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Bikes

Gocycle is the e-bike influenced by F1 design & technology

Inspired by F1 high-performance and design, Gocycle is the first injection-moulded magnesium alloy bicycle in history. It’s the brainchild of Richard Thorpe, a former Mclaren Car design engineer. Continue Reading

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