To celebrate its 50th anniversary McLaren has announced the limited-edition McLaren 50 12C and 12C Spider. The McLaren 50 12C and McLaren 50 12C Spider feature a number of bespoke styling and specification enhancements to mark the milestone event, which will be celebrated in September.
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McLaren has released the performance specs for the McLaren P1 hybrid supercar that is going to debut next week in Geneva. The P1's hybrid powertrain generates a total 903 horsepower, which is enough to help the supercar reach 0-62 in less than three seconds, 0-124 mph in under seven seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 217 mph.
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McLaren continues to slowly release the details for the upcoming P1 supercar that is going to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Today McLaren has announced the official powertrain specs for the P1. The P1 will be powered by a mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and electric motor that together have a combined output of 903 horsepower.
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McLaren has released a new set of photos of the McLaren P1 design study following its Middle East debut in Bahrain in January. These new photos have been released ahead of its arrival in the United Arab Emirates this week. The new photos of the design study were taken at the Bahrain International Circuit. Bahrain is the Middle East base for McLaren, and is also home of its majority shareholder, Mumtalakat.
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Mclaren has released a set of interior photos of the upcoming McLaren P1 supercar, which features a very minimalistic design that is fully focused on the driver, and is clear from clutter and distraction. McLaren has designed the interior to feel like the cockpit of a fighter jet, complete with glass canopy overhead.
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McLaren is continuing work on the P1 supercar that was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show with the goal "to produce the best driver's car in the world on road and track."
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Earlier this summer McLaren unveiled the 12C Can-Am Edition concept at the Pebble Beach Concours and now McLaren has confirmed plans for a limited production run of the track-focused 12C GT Can-Am Edition.
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McLaren has just dropped the first official photos of its latest supercar, the McLaren P1, which is going to debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sherriff, described the goal of the new P1, "To make the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made - not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit."
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McLaren has a released a teaser for a new supercar that it is bringing to the 2012 Paris Motor Show, later this month.
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McLaren's Special Operations (MSO) division has unveiled the X-1 concept one-off supercar at The Quail, an exclusive event that is a highlight of the Pebble Beach event this weekend in Monterey, California.
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McLaren GT, the new race car division of the McLaren Group, is going to unveil the track-focused 12C Can-Am Edition concept at the Pebble Beach Concours. The concept is a one-off design study that is painted in McLaren Orange and satin black.
The 12C Can-Am Edition concept borrows its carbon fiber chassis from the McLaren 12C road car. It's finished in a striking shade of McLaren Orange, in tribute to cars of Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme which were extremely successful throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The bold hue is in dramatic contrast to the roof, door and bumper sections, finished in satin black, while carbon fibre also features on the side radiator vanes, wing mirrors and engine cover. The McLaren badges on the front and rear are also finished in carbon fiber.
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McLaren has just unveiled its second model, the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider, which like the coupe version is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 with 616 horsepower and 442 lb-ft. of torque. It also gets a unique a folding roof system that may be operated while on the move, and a carbon 'MonoCell' chassis identical to that of the 12C coupe.
"I am really excited to announce that the new 12C Spider is now available to order at new McLaren retailers worldwide. The launch of our second model is an exciting milestone in the growth of our company.
"While the 12C is the technological essence of a race car, the 12C Spider incorporates an additional dimension. 12C Spider owners will love the opportunity to lower the roof and hear the unhindered howl of a V8 twin turbo engine at full throttle. It undoubtedly enhances an already euphoric 12C driving experience," stated Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director.
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McLaren has released more photos, videos and specs for the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race car. McLaren Automotive, McLaren Racing, McLaren Electronic Systems and McLaren Applied Technologies join forces with CRS Racing in development and support of new MP4-12C GT3.
20 MP4-12C GT3 race cars will be homologated for GT3 racing in 2012 and the new race car will make a special appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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The production of the McLaren MP4-12C has kicked off at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, England. McLaren plans on producing 1,000 MP4-12Cs in 2011, with most of the units coming from its bespoke new £40 million McLaren Production Centre, which is expected to be finished in May.
The McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a 592-hp 3.8L V8 twin-turbocharged engine.
Pricing starts at $229,000 in the U.S.
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