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McLaren F1 nailed R75 000 for ‘unsafe release’

SHANGHAI, China - The McLaren Formula 1 team, Reuters has reported, has been fined 5000 euros (about R75 000) because its Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne was released from the garage with a loose wheel, The problem became obvious when Vandoorne stopped his car on the track after radioing: “I need to stop the car, the tyre… Continue reading McLaren F1 nailed R75 000 for ‘unsafe release’

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Lewis: Will he stay or quit McLaren F1 team?

LONDON, England - Lewis Hamilton’s former F1  team McLaren is watching his contract situation with interest, even if the four-times World champion and Mercedes have said they want to stay together. The 33-year-old Briton's current contract has only 2018 left to run  but he's expected to sign-on again with the Mercedes-equipped team. READ THE full… Continue reading Lewis: Will he stay or quit McLaren F1 team?

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McLaren Senna: All about ‘the ultimate road-legal track car’

Four-litre twin-turbo V8 most powerful road McLaren yet Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive ‘the optimum configuration’ Priced 2017 at equivalent of R13.9-million in Britain LONDON, England The McLaren Senna, its maker says, has been designed, engineered and developed with single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate track-concentrated McLaren for the road. "It's legal for road use," the supercar… Continue reading McLaren Senna: All about ‘the ultimate road-legal track car’

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Key Mercedes F1 sponsor switching to Formula E

FRANKFURT, Germany - German fashion brand Hugo Boss will end its association with Formula 1 at the end of the 2017 to switch its advertising spend to Formula E. The announcement came from HB's chief executive Mark Langer in a report in the German magazine Focus, ending its association with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team… Continue reading Key Mercedes F1 sponsor switching to Formula E

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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: Porsche, McLaren see its exhausts

Supercars up-staged by supertuned Toyota Toyota crossover takes on McLaren, Porsche Follow-on to Toyota Sienna R-Tuned MPV LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Asked to name a Toyota that can outgun McLaren muscle and Porsche panache one probably wouldn’t suggest a Toyota, not even a C-HR. Hmmm... Well, whatever, a 450kW,  race-tuned, version of the Toyota crossover has… Continue reading Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: Porsche, McLaren see its exhausts

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Mulgari – is this the ultimate conversion crew?

Signature Vehicle programme for ‘bespoke new models' Improved performance for current production units First bespoke production car, Mulgari F56 SV, launched BRACKNELL, England - Mulgari Automotive, a UK specialist design, styling and tuning house, has launched a “bespoke vehicle” ownership programme described as ”providing an unrivalled ownership experience... new vehicles tailored and built to personal… Continue reading Mulgari – is this the ultimate conversion crew?

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Oh boy! How about 300km/h, topless, in McLaren’s V8 supercar

All the exhilaration of open-air high-speed driving Third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sport Series product family Retractable hard-top tech proven in other McLaren Spiders WOKING, England - The just-launched 2017 McLaren 570S Spider has all the dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé but with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. The cars are hand-assembled in Woking, England, and the 570S… Continue reading Oh boy! How about 300km/h, topless, in McLaren’s V8 supercar

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Second-generation McLaren Super Series at Geneva

Super Series 'core of McLaren business' 'Revolutionary leap' for supercars Amazing 13 seconds for 0-200km/h-0 GENEVA, Switzerland - McLaren's 720S has had its first public showing at the 2017 Geneva auto show as the second-generation of McLaren’s Super Series. It also, the automaker says, raises previous limits of performance in the supercar sector. The unveiling… Continue reading Second-generation McLaren Super Series at Geneva