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VIDEO: McLaren F1 owner’s manual

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Sometimes true beauty is found in the most unlikely places. Mark Roberts from McLaren Automotive takes back more than two decades to tell us of his unexpected, yet important, role in the delivery of one of the world’s greatest automotive icons. [via Motorcentral]

McLaren P1 GTR continues development

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I want to buy a McLaren P1 GTR. And so do you! How could you not? The car itself will be almost impossible to describe, so good and so fast will it be. But the whole driver programme that is attached to P1 GTR ownership is a boys’ own adventure on steroids. There’s a video […]

A decent day out indeed

Steve Sutcliffe and his mates from Autocar recently spent the day at Castle Combe with half a million quids worth of track toys. Fighting for their attention was the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the McLaren 650S and the Porsche 911 GT3. Which one do you think will be the fastest? And which one would you take […]

Button to make endurance switch in 2015?

Mercedes AMG, Red Bull and Ferrari (we think) have locked away their drivers for the 2015 Formula 1 season, leaving all eyes are on McLaren to see who will drive for the Woking-based team next year. With the return of the McLaren-Honda partnership rumours suggest dual world champion and free agent Fernando Alonso has already […]

Incredible F1 Lego MOCs

In the world of serious Lego play MOC stands for My Own Creation and Luca Rusconi aka RoscoPC is king of Formula 1 MOCs. So far he has published 12 designs ranging, from a Lotus 43 through to the Williams FW14B you see above. We’ve assembled a simple gallery below, but make sure you follow […]

McLaren P1 v Porsche 918 v Ducati 1199

Here’s a video shootout that’ll have you salivating. Autocar runs the fearsome McLaren P1 up against the amazing Porsche 918 Spyder. And for good measure they bring a Ducati 1199 along for a few laughs. Remember, it’s the superbike which gives its engine to the funky Volkswagen XL Sport. Of course, there is a lot […]

Listen to the 2015 Honda V6 power unit

Here’s your first chance to hear the 2015 Honda V6 power unit that will power McLaren F1 cars next year. It’s a sign of the times that the best audio is heard during the opening sequence of this video covering Honda’s proud history in F1, while the actual sound of the new 1.6 litre turbo […]

McLaren could test with Honda engine this year

The McLaren-Honda reunification could make its track-based return this year, just days after the end of the 2014 season, according to Eric Boullier. “The safe side is that we’ll obviously be in Jerez with a McLaren-Honda car,” said Boullier, McLaren Racing Director. “But it keeps open to maybe the possibility that if everything is matching […]

Honda on track for 2015 Formula 1 return

In an interview with the official Formula 1 website Honda’s Yasuhisa Arai has confirmed the McLaren-Honda deal is exclusive for one season only and that they will consider supplying other teams from 2016 if there is demand. Arai also stated it is unlikely that Honda will run its V6 power unit in earnest before 2015 […]

Eleven facts about the McLaren F1

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We love the McLaren F1. You love the McLaren F1. Everybody loves the McLaren F1! It was recently voted the greatest supercar of all time by readers of Car magazine. That poll was part of the mag’s six decades of the supercar special. You can read more about that by following the link below, where […]