The Truth About Cars » mclaren http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » mclaren http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Caparo CEO Dead, Massive British Steelmaker And Once-supercar Maker In Doubt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/caparo-ceo-dead-massive-british-steelmaker-supercar-maker-doubt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/caparo-ceo-dead-massive-british-steelmaker-supercar-maker-doubt/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220057 Caparo Industries chairman Angad Paul died Nov. 9 in an apparent suicide just days after the steelmaking company his father founded, and Angad ran, announced massive job cuts and forced administration in Britain, according to The Guardian (via Autoblog). Caparo Industries is the parent company of Caparo Vehicle Technologies, which produced the Caparo T1 and was planning a […]

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Caparo Industries chairman Angad Paul died Nov. 9 in an apparent suicide just days after the steelmaking company his father founded, and Angad ran, announced massive job cuts and forced administration in Britain, according to The Guardian (via Autoblog). Caparo Industries is the parent company of Caparo Vehicle Technologies, which produced the Caparo T1 and was planning a […]

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Just When You Think McLaren’s F1 Season Couldn’t Possibly Be Any Dumber (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/just-think-mclarens-f1-season-couldnt-possibly-dumber-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/just-think-mclarens-f1-season-couldnt-possibly-dumber-video/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1184594 They go and make a video like this and totally redeem themselves! (Not really.) But the video above sure is entertaining. After rumors that Jenson Button would leave the team this year, the less-than dynamic duo of Button and Fernando Alonso appears to be back in 2016 to compete in GP2 Formula 1. The video has […]

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They go and make a video like this and totally redeem themselves! (Not really.) But the video above sure is entertaining. After rumors that Jenson Button would leave the team this year, the less-than dynamic duo of Button and Fernando Alonso appears to be back in 2016 to compete in GP2 Formula 1. The video has […]

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Ford GT Specs Leaked In ‘Forza Motorsport 6,’ Apparently http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ford-gt-specs-leaked-forza-motorsport-6-apparently/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ford-gt-specs-leaked-forza-motorsport-6-apparently/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 19:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1167842 The keen eyes at Motor Authority spotted something that sounds like it’s probably true, but no one knows for sure yet, like life on Mars. “Forza Motorsport 6″ lists its specs for the upcoming Ford GT at officially 630 horsepower and 539 pound-feet of torque to motivate 2,890 pounds of supercar with a 43-57 front-to-rear weight […]

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The keen eyes at Motor Authority spotted something that sounds like it’s probably true, but no one knows for sure yet, like life on Mars. “Forza Motorsport 6″ lists its specs for the upcoming Ford GT at officially 630 horsepower and 539 pound-feet of torque to motivate 2,890 pounds of supercar with a 43-57 front-to-rear weight […]

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2016 F1 Calendar Brings Back Germany, Adds Azerbaijan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2016-f1-calendar-brings-back-germany-adds-azerbaijan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2016-f1-calendar-brings-back-germany-adds-azerbaijan/#comments Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1113417 Next year’s Formula 1 season may have 21 races, including the first in Azerbaijan and a race in Germany after this year’s planned event was cancelled. The provisional calendar for F1 was released Friday with 21 races scheduled, the same number of races on last year’s provisional calendar. The race on the streets in Baku, Azerbaijan this year […]

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Next year’s Formula 1 season may have 21 races, including the first in Azerbaijan and a race in Germany after this year’s planned event was cancelled. The provisional calendar for F1 was released Friday with 21 races scheduled, the same number of races on last year’s provisional calendar. The race on the streets in Baku, Azerbaijan this year […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 2016 Honda Pilot Reviews, Toyota HiLux Leaks (Again) and McLaren 540C Not Coming to U.S. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-2016-honda-pilot-reviews-toyota-hilux-leaks-again-and-mclaren-540c-not-coming-to-u-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-2016-honda-pilot-reviews-toyota-hilux-leaks-again-and-mclaren-540c-not-coming-to-u-s/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 11:50:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1071370 The first reviews are in for the 2016 Honda Pilot as the Japanese automaker lifts their embargo. Honda’s new SUV will be the most expensive model ever sold in the U.S. 2016 Honda Pilot Review (AutoGuide) Honda turns their top line SUV from utilitarian family box to near-luxury, sleek family box. Updated Pilot to become Honda’s priciest U.S. […]

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The first reviews are in for the 2016 Honda Pilot as the Japanese automaker lifts their embargo. Honda’s new SUV will be the most expensive model ever sold in the U.S. 2016 Honda Pilot Review (AutoGuide) Honda turns their top line SUV from utilitarian family box to near-luxury, sleek family box. Updated Pilot to become Honda’s priciest U.S. […]

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Don’t Expect a McLaren SUV Anytime Soon… Or Ever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/dont-expect-mclaren-suv-anytime-soon-ever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/dont-expect-mclaren-suv-anytime-soon-ever/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062970   In our post about McLaren having no interest in producing a sports car for the masses, I mentioned I didn’t ask Wayne Bruce, McLaren’s communications director, if the company was considering producing an SUV like many of the other expensive marques. Well, Mr. Bruce read the post and contacted me, saying that he wished […]

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  In our post about McLaren having no interest in producing a sports car for the masses, I mentioned I didn’t ask Wayne Bruce, McLaren’s communications director, if the company was considering producing an SUV like many of the other expensive marques. Well, Mr. Bruce read the post and contacted me, saying that he wished […]

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Motorcars, Manhattan and Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/motorcars-manhattan-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/motorcars-manhattan-money/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 15:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1054641   It’s impossible to visit Manhattan without noticing wealth and privilege. Though I’m loathe to use the P word as it’s been corrupted by politics, how else can you describe someone driving a S Class Mercedes-Benz with “MD” New York license plates other than as affluent and expecting special treatment from parking enforcement that won’t be extended to […]

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  It’s impossible to visit Manhattan without noticing wealth and privilege. Though I’m loathe to use the P word as it’s been corrupted by politics, how else can you describe someone driving a S Class Mercedes-Benz with “MD” New York license plates other than as affluent and expecting special treatment from parking enforcement that won’t be extended to […]

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McLaren Will Not Go Further Down Market From the 540S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/mclaren-will-not-go-market-540s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/mclaren-will-not-go-market-540s/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 11:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1057778   It sounds funny to say a car that costs almost $185,000 is a move downmarket, but the new McLaren 570S introduced at the recent New York Auto Show, and the detuned 540S version of the same “Sport Series” chassis (~$150K), are exactly that. The first McLarens to cost less than a quarter of a […]

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  It sounds funny to say a car that costs almost $185,000 is a move downmarket, but the new McLaren 570S introduced at the recent New York Auto Show, and the detuned 540S version of the same “Sport Series” chassis (~$150K), are exactly that. The first McLarens to cost less than a quarter of a […]

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New York 2015: McLaren 570S Revealed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/new-york-2015-mclaren-570s-revealed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/new-york-2015-mclaren-570s-revealed/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:50:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1033057 McLaren’s 570 horsepower rival to the Porsche 911 Turbo has made a pseudo-debut prior to the New York Auto Show. The 570S is slated to weight just under 2900 lbs and cost $180,000. It’s said to produce 40 percent more downforce than the old McLaren 12C. Stay tuned for more info.  

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McLaren’s 570 horsepower rival to the Porsche 911 Turbo has made a pseudo-debut prior to the New York Auto Show. The 570S is slated to weight just under 2900 lbs and cost $180,000. It’s said to produce 40 percent more downforce than the old McLaren 12C. Stay tuned for more info.  

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Geneva 2015: McLaren 675LT Arrives http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-mclaren-675lt-arrives/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-mclaren-675lt-arrives/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1013682 Bowing at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, the McLaren 675LT aims to help the automaker re-establish its “Longtail” heritage, begun with the 1997 F1 GTR. Five hundred copies of the 675LT will leave Woking for the world, each one boasting a weight of 2,711 lbs through the use of lightweight materials and parts, including front […]

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Bowing at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, the McLaren 675LT aims to help the automaker re-establish its “Longtail” heritage, begun with the 1997 F1 GTR. Five hundred copies of the 675LT will leave Woking for the world, each one boasting a weight of 2,711 lbs through the use of lightweight materials and parts, including front […]

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One Country, Two McLarens http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/one-country-two-mclarens/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/one-country-two-mclarens/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:33:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=920386     The seemingly perpetual introduction of marginally altered special editions is a business model that makers of low volume exotic cars have seized upon. Development cycles are long, product lifespans even longer and the attention spans of fickle ultra-high net worth consumers is short. By releasing new “Special Editions” every quarter or model year, […]

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    The seemingly perpetual introduction of marginally altered special editions is a business model that makers of low volume exotic cars have seized upon. Development cycles are long, product lifespans even longer and the attention spans of fickle ultra-high net worth consumers is short. By releasing new “Special Editions” every quarter or model year, […]

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McLaren Hints At Using Force Field To Replace Windshield Wipers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mclaren-hints-at-using-force-field-to-replace-windshield-wipers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mclaren-hints-at-using-force-field-to-replace-windshield-wipers/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:28:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=682378 The techno geek community is abuzz with the news that McLaren’s chief designer, Frank Stevens, has hinted that they are looking to replace the venerable rubber windshield wiper with an invisible ultrasonic force field that will deflect rain, snow and insects away from the glass. Several tech websites, including Geek.com, are currently speculating about how […]

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The techno geek community is abuzz with the news that McLaren’s chief designer, Frank Stevens, has hinted that they are looking to replace the venerable rubber windshield wiper with an invisible ultrasonic force field that will deflect rain, snow and insects away from the glass. Several tech websites, including Geek.com, are currently speculating about how […]

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McLaren Faces Hurdle From China’s Lavish Spending Crackdown http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/mclaren-faces-hurdle-from-chinas-lavish-spending-crackdown/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/mclaren-faces-hurdle-from-chinas-lavish-spending-crackdown/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:56:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=663402 McLaren, like many makers of luxury goods, is having a difficult time moving their fine wares in China as of late, all thanks to a crackdown against lavish spending begun last year by the country’s Communist government. While the elite of China presumably have no difficulty hiding expensive watches or fine liquor in their homes, […]

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McLaren, like many makers of luxury goods, is having a difficult time moving their fine wares in China as of late, all thanks to a crackdown against lavish spending begun last year by the country’s Communist government. While the elite of China presumably have no difficulty hiding expensive watches or fine liquor in their homes, […]

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McLaren P13 To Anchor The “Entry Level” In Three-Car Strategy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/mclaren-p13-to-anchor-the-entry-level-in-three-car-strategy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/mclaren-p13-to-anchor-the-entry-level-in-three-car-strategy/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 13:43:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=635681 With the P1 supercar in the process of launching across the globe (see above Malaysian-debut video from our friend Bobby at LiveLifeDrive), McLaren is now planning to extend its brand to the, ah, lower half of the proverbial one percent. According to AutoExpress, The McLaren P13, the third member of [the] company’s road car range […]

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With the P1 supercar in the process of launching across the globe (see above Malaysian-debut video from our friend Bobby at LiveLifeDrive), McLaren is now planning to extend its brand to the, ah, lower half of the proverbial one percent. According to AutoExpress, The McLaren P13, the third member of [the] company’s road car range […]

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What Can Alfa Romeo Learn From McLaren? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/what-can-alfa-romeo-learn-from-mclaren/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/what-can-alfa-romeo-learn-from-mclaren/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:58:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499745 If you read the title and mouthed “everything,” I can’t blame you, but please bear with me.  What can Alfa Romeo, the Italian former racing marque and the assumed quintessence of automotive passion, emotion, and physical beauty, learn from McLaren, the English Formula One mainstay and sometime purveyor of clinical, efficient supercars?  The two companies […]

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If you read the title and mouthed “everything,” I can’t blame you, but please bear with me.  What can Alfa Romeo, the Italian former racing marque and the assumed quintessence of automotive passion, emotion, and physical beauty, learn from McLaren, the English Formula One mainstay and sometime purveyor of clinical, efficient supercars?  The two companies […]

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Macca’s Back http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/maccas-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/maccas-back/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:41:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479155 Even though we’re subjected to relentless claims that the golden age of automobiles has long passed us, I can think of worse things than a 900-horsepower supercar with C02 emissions comparable to a Scion FR-S. Using the same twin-turbo V8 for the McLaren MP4-12C, the P1, as this yellow number is known, puts out 903 […]

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Even though we’re subjected to relentless claims that the golden age of automobiles has long passed us, I can think of worse things than a 900-horsepower supercar with C02 emissions comparable to a Scion FR-S. Using the same twin-turbo V8 for the McLaren MP4-12C, the P1, as this yellow number is known, puts out 903 […]

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McLaren P1 – Thumbs Up Or Down?: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mclaren-p1-thumbs-up-or-down-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mclaren-p1-thumbs-up-or-down-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:20:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462124   As amazing as the specs may be, I’m not sold on the design of the McLaren P1. It may be functional, but it can’t stand up to the elegant minimalism of the F1 and looks far too busy. Let us know what you think.        

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  As amazing as the specs may be, I’m not sold on the design of the McLaren P1. It may be functional, but it can’t stand up to the elegant minimalism of the F1 and looks far too busy. Let us know what you think.        

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Watch This Exclusive Video Of The McLaren P1 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/watch-this-exclusive-video-of-the-mclaren-f1/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/watch-this-exclusive-video-of-the-mclaren-f1/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:02:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462093 McLaren shows the P1 concept at the Paris Motor Show. Due to budgetary constraints, we had to outsource the video to India, and leave the reporting to Ireland’s Student News, which reports: “McLaren has released very few numbers and figures, but the few that they have released are still interesting. According to McLaren, the P1 […]

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McLaren shows the P1 concept at the Paris Motor Show. Due to budgetary constraints, we had to outsource the video to India, and leave the reporting to Ireland’s Student News, which reports: “McLaren has released very few numbers and figures, but the few that they have released are still interesting. According to McLaren, the P1 […]

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McLaren Intends To Retake Pole Position In The Supercar Wars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mclaren-intends-to-retake-pole-position-in-the-supercar-wars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mclaren-intends-to-retake-pole-position-in-the-supercar-wars/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:14:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460694 ‘Our aim is 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’, says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal […]

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‘Our aim is 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’, says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal […]

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Look What I Found!: McLaren M1B – The Ultimate Anti-Trailer Queen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/look-what-i-found-mclaren-m1b-the-ultimate-anti-trailer-queen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/look-what-i-found-mclaren-m1b-the-ultimate-anti-trailer-queen/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:30:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455039 When I go to a first-rate car show, collection or museum, I often vacillate between “but of course” and “what a surprise”. There are cars that you know that you’re going to see, cars that naturally belong in that environment, and then there are unexpected but undeniably special cars that turn out to be one […]

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When I go to a first-rate car show, collection or museum, I often vacillate between “but of course” and “what a surprise”. There are cars that you know that you’re going to see, cars that naturally belong in that environment, and then there are unexpected but undeniably special cars that turn out to be one […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/vellum-venom-2012-mclaren-mp4-12c/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/vellum-venom-2012-mclaren-mp4-12c/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:55:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434540   The MP4-12C has a wonderful backstory for those who love and admire the McLaren brand.  The McLaren F1’s instant Zeus-like status is a large part of the mystique, but not necessarily all of it.  That said, for everyone outside of this world (and price point) you are forgiven if you wouldn’t even consider this […]

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  The MP4-12C has a wonderful backstory for those who love and admire the McLaren brand.  The McLaren F1’s instant Zeus-like status is a large part of the mystique, but not necessarily all of it.  That said, for everyone outside of this world (and price point) you are forgiven if you wouldn’t even consider this […]

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Value Meal: Have a McLaren http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/value-meal-have-a-mclaren/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/value-meal-have-a-mclaren/#comments Wed, 01 Dec 2010 18:23:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375166 You want a McLaren? You know, the car made by the folks who usually only do Formula 1? All you need is exactly €200,000. Or $262,940 in today’s dollars. According to Automobilwoche [sub], that buys you: A twoseater made from carbon fiber That weighs only 1300 kilo (2,866 lbs) Eight cylinders that make 600hp A […]

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You want a McLaren? You know, the car made by the folks who usually only do Formula 1? All you need is exactly €200,000. Or $262,940 in today’s dollars. According to Automobilwoche [sub], that buys you: A twoseater made from carbon fiber That weighs only 1300 kilo (2,866 lbs) Eight cylinders that make 600hp A […]

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Want A McLaren? They Bet You Will http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/want-a-mclaren-they-bet-you-will/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/want-a-mclaren-they-bet-you-will/#comments Mon, 02 Aug 2010 13:23:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361962 When you hear “McLaren” mentioned during Formula One races, do you sometimes want one? Now you can. Street legal. And a steal for only $280,000 MSRP. To make that dream possible, McLaren group has taken on £40 million ($63m) worth of loans from HSBC to finance the construction of a new factory in Woking, Surrey.  […]

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When you hear “McLaren” mentioned during Formula One races, do you sometimes want one? Now you can. Street legal. And a steal for only $280,000 MSRP. To make that dream possible, McLaren group has taken on £40 million ($63m) worth of loans from HSBC to finance the construction of a new factory in Woking, Surrey.  […]

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Pagani Goes Downmarket, McLaren Goes Upmarket http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/pagani-goes-downmarket-mclaren-goes-upmarket/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/pagani-goes-downmarket-mclaren-goes-upmarket/#comments Wed, 07 Jul 2010 14:53:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360415 Italian supercar upstarts Pagani started with one car, the Zonda, and have maintained a laser-like focus on that single nameplate ever since. Former supercar heavyweight McLaren is re-entering the road car arena with its V8-powered Ferrari Italia-fighter, the MP4-12C, but is fast-tracking the development of its range-topping supercar, pitched as a neo-McLaren F1 and aimed […]

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Italian supercar upstarts Pagani started with one car, the Zonda, and have maintained a laser-like focus on that single nameplate ever since. Former supercar heavyweight McLaren is re-entering the road car arena with its V8-powered Ferrari Italia-fighter, the MP4-12C, but is fast-tracking the development of its range-topping supercar, pitched as a neo-McLaren F1 and aimed […]

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Drool, Britannia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/drool-britannia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/drool-britannia/#comments Tue, 01 Jun 2010 21:57:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357788 I was asked once (by a landlord who was skeptical of my job description, if I remember correctly) what country I thought built the coolest cars. It’s not the kind of question I think about too often, so the answer took me a moment’s reflection. Avoiding the only answer based a dogmatic interpretation of the […]

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I was asked once (by a landlord who was skeptical of my job description, if I remember correctly) what country I thought built the coolest cars. It’s not the kind of question I think about too often, so the answer took me a moment’s reflection. Avoiding the only answer based a dogmatic interpretation of the […]

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