A sophisticated yet powereful car which can give Ferrari and Lamborghini some serious competition
Mclaren inevitably attracted a lot of crowd at the 2017 Geneva Motor show when they unveiled the second generation Super Series. The 720S which was unveiled at the show will replace the 650S and will sit below the P1. The car was codenamed P14 and is not only a price of art but also is practical and performance oriented at the same time. I mean look at the front or the rear profile of the 720S, this thing looks serene from every possible angle, but this also is Mclaren’s stunning new interpretation of design language and their dedication towards aerodynamic principles.
This car has a whole new design and everything looks nothing exactly like what we are used to seeing in a Mclaren. The headlight design towards the front is all new one and will perhaps slightly remind you of the Mclaren logo, the headlamp unit, in particular, is an adaptive LED light unit which gets carbon fibre surround. The lower portion of the headlamp unit has a duct for cooling. The lower front profile has an air duct which channels all the cool air from the lower portion of the car towards the side profile. Walk towards the side profile and these big air intakes surely looks purposeful there is another air cooling duct positioned towards the lower portion of the car. The first thing which will draw your attention towards the rear profile of the car Is the new Aerowing which helps in braking as well as creating downforce in normal driving conditions. The slash cut shaped exhaust system looks almost identical to the 675 LT exhaust, but this one is lighter. The new car uses Carbon fibre chassis based on Monocage II and is 40 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. The Mclaren 720S weighs 1,283kg.
The spider variant of the 675 LT is equally exciting
Mclraen first showcased the 675 LT at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show for the first time and it was one of the crowd’s hot favorite. Mclaren will be building only 500 units of these one of a kind sportscar and the special focus has been given to make it lightweight.
In this video you can watch the twin brother of the Mclaren 675 LT in its spider body form being driven on the track by Bruno Senna. According to him the lightweight nature of the car definitely helps it to be absolutely fluid on the race track. You can watch as the car is thrown to its limit in the race track. Just like the Coupe variant the 675 LT spider is also powered by the M838TL engine, but this particular engine’s components has been changed and reworked. This engine is now capable of producing about 675 Ps of peak power and 700 NM of torque. All that power is transmitted to the rear wheel via the help of 7 speed SSG transmission. With the heldp of reduced weight the car can sprint from 0-100km/h mark in just 2.9 seconds, the car can also hit a top speed of 329 km/h mark.
Bruno Senna who is driving this car, explains that there is hardly any difference between the Coupe and spider variant and he has driven both the cars. He also explains the best thing about the 675 LT is that that it can be driven in a comfortable way and can also be pushed to its limits and the 675 LT Spider is comfortable in both the modes.
Is touted as the most practical model ever made by McLaren
Mclaren Automotive has debuted the 570GT its newest addition to the Sports Series in Geneva. The supercar is essentially a 570S with more emphasis paid to everyday usability and comfort over long distances. The car is priced in the UK from £154,000 (INR 1,45,98,105) onwards.
At first glance the 570GT does not seem to differ much from its sibling the 570S, and that is probably due to the fact that it has the same front end. The similarities begin to fade away as the view progresses from the sides to the rear. The standard fixed panoramic sunroof and the side-opening rear hatch being the highlights. The leather-lined Touring Deck behind the seats can hold an additional 220 litres of luggage. This space can be accessed through the rear glass hatch and when combined with the 150 litres of luggage space upfront gives a total storage capacity of 370 litres. The posterior also comes with an extended fixed spoiler, with McLaren claiming that it gives the same aerodynamic performance as that generated by the flying buttresses of the 570S.
McLaren says that the 570GT has been equipped with the “latest technologies and highest quality materials”. They have equipped the supercar with extended leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated seats with memory function, electric steering column, soft-close doors, subdued exhaust system and, front and rear parking sensors as standard fitment. Noise damping and absorbing materials have also been employed extensively to improve the refinements level inside the cabin. An 8-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system is fitted as standard but for those who want more, there is an optional Bowers & Wilkins 12-speaker audio system.
The new sports coupe looks absolute stunner
McLaren has unveiled the sports coupe 570GT at the Geneva Motor Show, which looks an absolutely stunning car. Based on the 570S this Sports series car is an extremely fast coupe which can also act like a daily drive car apart from the track.
Drawing power from a 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine mated to a seven speed dual clutch SSG transmission this car produces 562 hp peak power and 600 Nm peak torque. McLaren 570 GT can reach 0-100 kmph in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 204 kmph. This car will directly compete against Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari California T.
Take a look at the car in this video.
Sports cars in India, not a very common sight indeed. Love for sports cars in India, very much common. Many of us in our childhood used to collect die cast car models, among which sports cars used to get a special place. Not only that, we have spent tons of hours in front of our computer screens playing car games. Now, as grownups we don’t play with virtual cars, but real ones!
Indian customers were never known as very much open to the expensive sports cars or performance oriented models, largely due to the higher price and non availability of the cars in the country. But, as India stepped into the global village concept, the automotive scenario in the country has changed drastically. Now a days, Indian buyers are more open towards sports cars, performance oriented expensive cars. The automakers are bringing new global models. Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghinis are not something we can only watch and admire in internet, but we can see them speeding around our localities.
In a few days 2016 edition of the Indian Auto Expo is about to begin. Several automakers will unveil and showcase their models at the event. Interestingly, we will get to see some spectacular sports cars as well. What will be the sports and performance oriented cars at the upcoming Auto Expo? Check out.
When it comes to fast cars you definitely are aware of the two names Lamborghini and Mclaren that also stays on top of the preference lists of auto enthusiast or car lovers. In this video you can watch the Huracan and the 650 S battle it out on a wet track.
Now when it comes to these cars both Lamborghini and Mclaren added the Huracan and the 650S to their stable recently and both these sportscars has got plenty of time to prove how good they are on track as well as on road. While the Lamborghini Huracan is powered by a 5.2 Litre V10 unit which produces about 602 Bhp of peak power and 560 Nm of torque, Mclaren 650S relies on a much smaller 3.8 Litre twin turbo V8 unit which produces about 650 Ps of peak power and 678 NM of torque. Now both these cars are almost at par when it comes to performance while the Huracan is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.2 seconds while the 650 S does the same in just 3.0 seconds flat. The Huracan can reach a top speed of 325 km/h mark while the British manufacturer’s car can reach 329 km/h mark which is absolutely amazing.
As you can watch in this video that both these cars are giving each other some tough competition and it is quite hard to determine which of these sports car has an edge over the other or which is actually the clear winner but surely the Huracan has better traction because it comes with a 4 wheel drive while the 650S is only a rear wheel driven coupe.
If you love some hot sportscar in action and their screaming exhaust note then you will definitely love watching this video also does tell us which one of these two cars is your favorite.
Here is some good news just before the start of the 2015 New York Auto Show, the British Supercar manufacturer Mclaren who still has not set foot on the Indian market yet is planning to launch their newest supercar at the Auto Show.
But here is the best part Bloomberg already has some fresh new images of the latest supercar which will join the big boy’s league soon. We have to admit that this new car which is christened the 570S looks mind-blowing! The 570S will also be the manufacturers cheapest offering for the market and expected price range will start from an estimated $180,000. Just like some other Mclaren offerings the 570S is also a mid engine rear wheel drive Coupe which is powered by a powerful V8 unit and this unit is expected to produce about 562hp of peak power which will help the car to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.2 seconds unbelievably! This is even quicker than the Porsche 911 S.
The Mclaren 570S will have to face challenges from the recently introduced next generation Audi R8 and as already mentioned above the Porsche 911 Turbo. Styling wise the new offering from the 52 year old auto manufacturer is filled with curves, though what is worth mentioning is the fact that it has been built entirely on carbon fiber chassis and weighs only about 1270.06 Kilograms.
According to some official sources this also will be one practical supercar which you can be used daily. It has an impressive interior space and is extremely comfortable as well. The officials also predicted that this new product will help add some impressive numbers in their sales chart.
For quite some time now Mclaren has stopped building the MP4-12C which was one of the brilliant production cars that came out from the British Sportscar manufacturer workshop. In the meantime the P1 Hypercar came and impressed the people with its sheer power and that new and exclusive styling. Let’s just say that the 650S Spider has just evolved out of the above mentioned cars but still has its own unique character.
Unveiled at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show the 650S Spider according to Mclaren does not compromise on its performance or handling a bit still after being an open top convertible. Mechanically this car is similar to the 650S Coupe and is powered by the same McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine. We knew the MP4 12 C was no doubt a great car be it its handling, power figures or ride quality and believe it or not the new 650S Spider too shares the same Carbon fibre Composite chassis which was used by the 12C.
This open top convertible is fast and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds flat while it has a claimed top speed of about 329 Km/h. For stopping weather you like it or not Mclraen has fitted the car with carbon fiber ceramic disc brakes while it also comes with sticky Pirelli tyres for maximum grip. There is absolutely no way this convertible compromises on anything.
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Mclaren 675 LT was unveiled at the 85th International Geneva Motor show and according to the reports it is the purest series production supercar till date. In this video you can watch Chris Goodwin who happens to be the Chief test driver of Mclaren Automotive explains all the features of the 675 LT in detail.
In this video Chris Goodwin recalls his racing days and his ride the F1 GTR LongTail which was one of the first Mclaren cars that he ever drove back in the year 1997, he raced that car and also won the race at Silverstone. The car was heavily revised to suit the needs which even included the change in shape by developing a long tail towards the rear which reflected on the aerodynamic advantage that they gained during the race which included downforce and cooling. The car was modified further which even included revised suspension, new brakes and installed ABS, new tyres etc.
Spool forward to the present day and the new 675 LT is developed on the same platform as the 650S which is already the fastest car in its class and then they have tweaked the standard car to make it more track focused and responsive. The 675 LT has been fitted with 50 percent larger airbrakes, 40 percent more downforce which is created with the air spoiler and front splitter. Mclaren also claims that almost 33 percent of the components used in the car are all new and they were able to shed 100 kilos further of the dry weight. Changes were even made to the engine components and this car now produces about 675 Ps of peak power which is obviously more than the standard car.
This Mclaren 675LT is definitely different than the standard 650S and one can realize that once they switch the ignition on. Watch and enjoy the video and learn more about the 675 LT in detail.
Mclaren will be unveiling a completely new car at the upcoming Geneva Motor show this March and we all are excited about it afterall it is coming out from the stable of one of the most established and well known Auto manufacturers of the World Mclaren. The upcoming car will be called the 675 LT and it will compete directly with the already popular Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Until now Mclaren has not yet revealed any technical details of the car. The upcoming car is expected to be more powerful and wild variant of the already popular 650 S. Now the standard car is powered by a 3.8 Litre V8 unit which produces about 641 Bhp of peak power while expect the 675 LT to produce even more power than the standard variant. The 675 LT surely will be an attention grabber just like any other Mclaren cars and will also feature ultra lightweight aluminium exhaust pipes. Mclaren will also use many lightweight materials in its construction to reduce the overall weight while it will also shed some extra weight from its interiors by removing all the so called comfort features which are usually available inside the cabin of the standard car.
This soon to be unveiled track focused 675 LT will be in equal league with the well known Ferrari FXXK and the P1 GTR. Until then we all have to wait till March to finally be able to see the car in flesh and before our very own eyes.
Watch the videos to get an idea of the upcoming car from Mclaren.
You obviously will know this person from his comedy films and TV shows, he is none other than the great British actor Rowan Atkinson who is also known as Mr. Bean across the globe but do you know that he is not only a great comedian who is usually seen driving a small Green Mini on screen but also is a real life car enthusiast, not in a sense because he has money so he rides expensive cars but he also keep thorough and detailed knowledge about them.
Beside owning other exclusive and one of kind cars his most prized possession was a Mclaren F1 which he brought back in the year 1997. We all knew about the F1 because of the two incidents involving the car the first one occurred back in the year 1999 when Mr. Atkinson hit a Rover Metro while the second major crash occurred back in 2011 when Mr. Atkinson hit a tree. The complete car was then rebuilt by Mclaren once again.
Now according to the reports Mr. Atkinson is putting up his beloved Mclaren F1 for sale and is asking a total of 8 Million Pounds for the car, the car was originally priced at 5.4 Million Pounds during the time of purchase. The Mclaren F1 is powered by a 6.1 Litre V12 unit which produces about 621 Hp of peak power 650 Nm of peak torque, The F1 can reach a top speed of 388 km/h mark and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.2 seconds. The car is extremely lightweight and does not have any sort of driving aid which actually means driving the Mclaren F1 will be like trying to tame a raging horse who wants to through you out of its back everytime you ride it.
Forza Motorsport does not need any introduction especially to the gamers and they have some good news for the Forza fans out there and that is that the sequel of Forza Motorsport series which was launched back in the year 2012 developed by Playground games is coming out and this new game is called Forza Horizon 2 which will not only feature some new and exciting cars but will also eature 3 times more drivable area than the previous game.
Along with that Forza also released a video which reveals its first pack of cars and Forza is calling it ‘The Mobil 1 Car Pack’ which features 6 new cars which include the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, 2013 Renault Clio RS 200, 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v, 1957 Maserati 300 S and the 1977 BMW M5.
This new game game will be available only on the Xbox one platform and this game features events set in the Souther Europe which means you can drive these virtual cars on the beautiful roads of Southern France and Italy and that’s amazing.
This is definitely good news for those who thinks that the premium auto and supercar manufacturer do not concentrate at all on the Asian market and rather only on the European and US marketbecaue believe it or not might the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars Mclaren has actually tailored a product specifically for the Asian market.
This new car is called the 625 C and it is based on the 650 S which is available in the International market. Now according to Mclaren the newly developed 625 C will provide the highest level of refinement than any other Mclaren product till date. The only reason that Mclaren has focused only on the Asian market this time because of the fact that the Asian markets including China has been this British auto manufactures biggest factor of growth, they have entered the markets of China during September 2013 and within this short period of time Mclaren are positive that their sales will grow from 20 percent to more than a third in the year 2014.
Now as far as the new 625 C is concerned well! It is powered by a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 which produces about 625PS of peak power and 610 Nm of torque. The initial ‘C’ on the 625 C mans ‘Club’ which actually according to Mclaren means easily accessible and less aggressive models unlike the P1 and the rest. This newly developed car although is less aggressive than the other Mclaren products but does not miss out when it comes to technology and power. This engine with 625 Ps on tap actually helps the car a lot when it comes to acceleration; the 625 C is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h mark in just 3.1 seconds while it has a top speed of 333 km/h mark which is quite impressive.
For 2013, Mclaren Automotive has updated the MP4-12C package with a host of changes. To the naked eye, the 2013 Mclaren MP4-12C looks no different. However, tweaks to its internals add up to an all-around improvement in both responsiveness and sportiness.
The 2013 model year MP4-12C supercar gains an extra 25 horsepower from its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The additional power output does not affect over all efficiency, though. Among other concerns for both owners and those planning to buy a ’12C was the sluggish gearbox. The SSG transmission on the new model gets a software upgrade making it more responsive that before.
A unique thing about Mclaren, is that they’re offering all the recent upgrades to owners of the previous model for no additional cost. So if you already happen to own an MP4-12C then you could drop it back to Mclaren for a 25 horsepower bump and transmission software update.
All said, the 2013 Mclaren MP4-12C is based around a carbon fiber monocoque with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive setup. The twin-turbocharged V-8 generates 625 PS and 600 Nm of torque. The MP4-12C is known for being an easy-to-drive supercar with a comforting ride and sharp handling.
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