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 |  Jul 25 2014, 12:02 PM

Waiting in the Wings

Top 10 Spoilers

Performance is more than racing stripes, chin splitters or gigantic exhaust tips. Speed is not something you can simply apply with sticky film or push clips; it takes careful engineering and attention to detail.

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 |  Jul 10 2014, 10:54 AM

Oh là là

Top 10 Sexiest Cars

Aphrodisiacs are substances that supposedly increase sexual desire. These items can range from the benign like ginseng or honey to the straight-up bizarre.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 7:15 AM


McLaren has confirmed two of the rumored vehicles that it’s working on.

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 |  May 12 2014, 1:13 AM


Through the magic of social media, some stories have a life of their own. has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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 |  May 07 2014, 7:45 AM


Get ready, the McLaren P1 is about to get even more amazing!

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 |  Apr 21 2014, 9:48 AM

mclaren family

McLaren has promised one new model each year and while there are plenty of rumors as to what will arrive in 2015, we can confirm it won’t use hybrid power.

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 |  Apr 12 2014, 9:14 PM


Share, +1 or retweet, there was a lot of great content to spread around social media this week. Once again we’ve compiled a list of the stories that seemed to have a life of their own.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 10:02 AM

McLaren 12C Engine

Like other supercars, McLarens are rarer than Sasquatch-fur coats. It’s hard enough to steal a glimpse of one at an auto show, but the chances of seeing one on the street are about as good as commuting to work on the back of a Pegasus.

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 |  Apr 06 2014, 11:00 AM


Like a pissed-off supermodel, the McLaren P1 manages to look both beautiful and mean. 

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 |  Mar 06 2014, 10:01 AM

mclaren 650s

Superlatives are the name of the game at the McLaren display in Geneva. The company claims its alluring 650S is the fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful production supercar they’ve ever made. Is that the truth or just a bunch of bullroar? Here’s the skinny.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 4:24 AM

McLaren 650S

Superlatives are the name of the game at the McLaren display in Geneva. The company claims its alluring 650S is the fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful production supercar they’ve ever made. Is that the truth or just a bunch of bullroar? Here’s the skinny.

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 |  Dec 30 2013, 9:02 AM

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As it tends to do around this time, the year is steadily drawing to a close; 2013 is dwindling like a tiki torch running out of citronella-scented oil. The last flickers are smoldering, but she burned brightly for 12 months so the end is not in vain.

Lots of important car news broke through the year as the industry continues to evolve and stabilize coming out of the devastating Great Recession. Capping the year, here are the Top 10 Automotive Stories from 2013.

 |  Dec 06 2013, 8:32 AM


Earlier in September, rumor had it that the McLaren P1 had lapped Nürburgring in 7:04. Apparently that wasn’t fast enough for the British automaker.

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 |  Nov 13 2013, 12:45 PM


The plug-in hybrid British supercar that captivated attention at several international auto shows has officially been sold out.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 10:16 AM


When it comes to supercars the upcoming McLaren P1 will be tough to beat… unless you’re an engineer at the company. In that case it should be “beat up” because the car was photographed undergoing durability testing in the desert.

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 |  Sep 02 2013, 1:10 PM


McLaren wants its P1 to run a Nürburgring lap time of under seven minutes, so perhaps it’s not a surprise that the British automaker won’t confirm the rumors of a 7:04 time.

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 |  Jul 17 2013, 10:10 AM


A McLaren P1 marked with “XP2R Prototype” has been spotted by our spy photographers testing at the Nurburgring,  though it isn’t clear what the exact purpose of the prototype is. 

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 |  Jun 20 2013, 1:36 PM


Considering the McLaren P1 supercar has a powerplant derived from what lurks in the MP4-12C, it’s no surprise that the British automaker is injecting even more power to its 12C model.

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 |  Jun 15 2013, 10:02 AM


The McLaren P1 surprised many E3 show goers this past week, playing an integral part in showing off Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One and the upcoming Forza Motorsport 5 title.

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 |  Jun 04 2013, 4:02 PM


McLaren is forecasting that its sales this year will more than double in Asia, much thanks to the high demand in China.

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 |  May 16 2013, 10:20 AM


Since the McLaren P1′s official debut at the Geneva Auto Show, American supercar fans have been clamoring to get a taste of the F1-bred plug-in hybrid, which will make its US debut at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. 

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 |  May 02 2013, 12:31 PM

Green Cars Coming Your Way

Der neue Volkswagen XL1

Hybrid technology is improving at an impressive rate and is continuing to find its way into more and more vehicles.

A significant number of new and exciting hybrids are coming to market this year and early next. No, these aren’t all Prius wannabes. There are some interesting cars on the way, like the ultra efficient VW XL1 seen above. Check out some of these hybrid luxury sedans, rugged crossovers and even a pair of supercars.

If you’re not yet convinced to hop on the hybrid bandwagon, this should help. And if you already are, but haven’t found the right gas-electric vehicle for you, perhaps it’s coming soon to a dealership near you.

 |  May 02 2013, 9:31 AM


The roughly $1.3 million McLaren P1 is selling fast, with only 100 units out of a total 375 units still available for purchase. 

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 |  Apr 30 2013, 9:11 AM

McLaren P1™ Winter Testing in Arjeplog Sweden 2013

Before the McLaren P1 is ready to be delivered to just 375 customers, it has to be extensively tested, and today the brand released a video showing off the car testing at the Arctic Circle. 

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