March 27, 2015

McLaren P1 Track confirmed as McLaren Automotive goes in to profit

Photo McLaren P1

*+-McLaren Automotive has reported its first operating profit just three years from when it started, and a McLaren P1 Track is confirmed. It’s only three years since McLaren Automotive entered the hugely competitive market for high-end supercars (well, it’s four years, but only three since the first 12C went to a customer), but it’s already […]

McLaren Automotive First Anniversary: 1,000 McLaren MP4-12C sold and counting

White McLaren MP4-12C

*+-McLaren Automotive is a year old and is celebrating selling over 1,000 McLaren MP4-12Cs in the first twelve months. It’s actually a bit more than  three years since Ron Dennis announced the formation of McLaren Automotive, which had a live launch on Cars UK on 18th March 2010. But McLaren don’t seem to acknowledge that date as the start […]

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Silverstone test +video

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Silverstone

*+-McLaren have taken the track version of the MP4-12 C – the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 – of to Silverstone for a bit of tack time. We have the video. There’s nothing quite like a bit of track success to boost car sales. From the prosaic to the extraordinary, car makers love the lift a bit of […]

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 confirmed

McLaren MP4-12C GT3

*+-McLaren has revealed they are going racing with their new road car – the McLaren MP4-12c – and are planning a GT3 version for 2012. We have been expecting McLaren to confirm that they are going racing with the McLaren MP4-12C. It would be unthinkable for McLaren not to take their new baby to the […]

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racer spotted

The McLaren MP4-12C GT3

*+-McLaren is developing a GT3 version of their new road car – the McLaren MP4-12C GT3. We have spy photos. Yesterday we had the announcement that the McLaren MP4-12C will cost £168,500 when it goes on sale next year. We also had the rebuttal from Ferrari who told Cars UK that the Ferrari 458 Italia actually […]

McLaren MP4-12C price – from £168,500

*+-With the launch of the McLaren MP4-12C getting ever closer, McLaren has now revealed the UK price as £168,500 – just below the Ferrari 458 Italia. We’ve seen and heard lots about McLaren’s first road car in more than a decade – the McLaren MP4-12c. We’ve had the official reveal of the MP4-12C back in […]

McLaren UK Dealers named

*+-McLaren has revealed that its three UK dealerships – Manchester, London and Birmingham – will be run by Sytner, Jardine and Rybrook respectively. Last month McLaren trailed a bit of info on the setup of the McLaren dealer network round the world, although it wasn’t naming names at that point. But now it has. The […]

McLaren MP4-12C: There WON’T be a 2+2

*+-Following recent rumours that McLaren are to build a 2+2 version of the MP4-12C, McLaren has made it clear that under no circumstances will it happen. The Interweb is full of rumour. Some would say it’s full of rumour and conjecture and little else. Which would be a tad too harsh. But there is plenty of rumour […]

McLaren: The dealer network takes shape

The McLaren Dealers

*+-McLaren has revealed that their dealer network is now taking shape and the new dealers will be announced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Most of what we’ve written about McLaren in the last month or two hasn’t been about the new McLaren – the McLaren MP4 12C – but about McLaren’s venerable hypercar the […]

Inside McLaren Automotive: Launch of a New Company Press Release

*+-McLaren Automotive: The Launch of a New Car Company McLaren’s unique ambition To build a brand new car is a challenge; to build a brand new sports car that is ground-breaking, efficient, high-quality, lightweight, practical, dynamic, safe, comfortable, and visually arresting is a greater challenge still. McLaren Automotive will take the challenge to a rare, […]