Apple, the computer company, is in talks to buy McLaren, the supercar and race car company, according to a report from the Financial Times. Apple has been attempting to develop its own car for a while now, and this would appear to be a huge change in its direction.
McLaren has been designing its Formula 1 racing efforts and sports cars using a virtual reality simulator, and now it’d like to think it could market this to the rest of the automotive industry. That doesn’t mean your next car will drive like a McLaren, though.
This is a Compaq LTE 5280 laptop from the early 1990s, running a bespoke CA card. In 2016, McLaren Automotive—one of the most high-tech car and technology companies on the planet—still uses it and its DOS-based software to service the remaining hundred McLaren F1s out there, each valued at $10 million or more.
To help promote the upcoming World Drone Prix in Dubai next week, the organizers enlisted the help of the local police, who have a McLaren 650s in their garage, to go head-to-head against a high-speed racing drone. It doesn’t matter who won the race, though, because the Tron-like footage is just wonderful.
Putting a couple of chocolate Santas in a stocking on Christmas eve is apparently no longer enough. McLaren, makers of some of the most expensive sports cars in the world, suggests slipping a 1:8-scale replica of the company’s P1 in a stocking for a truly memorable Christmas morning.
My brain struggles to believe that this black swan—featured in the new McLaren 570S commercial—is not a real animal but an awesome render. The video compares the aerodynamics of the swan and the car by putting the hyperrealistic CGI bird inside a wind tunnel.
The McLaren P1 GTR is the purest essence of a British hybrid trackday wondercar, with nothing you don't need and all of that 986 horsepower and a fat wing you do. Every version we've seen has technically been a "concept," but this gorgeously-liveried spec is the one you can actually plunk down cash for and purchase.
When the Lumia 1020 launched last summer with its bulbous 41-megapixel camera, it was a weird looking smartphone that found favor with the photography-inclined. It's been 15 months since the 1020 was released, and we haven't seen much physical evidence that Microsoft was planning a follow-up—until now.
Lego has finally confirmed the partnership with Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren in a new theme called Speed Champions that will launch in March of 2015. Seven new sets will be available in the line and all of them are awesome.
As a certified petrol head and long time Formula 1 fan, I have dearly missed the Lego Racers theme since its departure in 2012. Lego is finally utilizing their licensing agreements with McLaren, Porsche and Ferrari in a new line called Speed Champions and I could not be more excited.
Anyone who's ever driven in a southern thunderstorm knows that windshield wipers suck. They smear water more than they remove it, and, my God, is that "whip-flick" sound annoying.
Why are Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche hybrid-crazy? As our Jalopnik pals explain, they're tech companies at heart.
Bike company Specialized has worked with F1 racers McLaren to come up trumps with the McLaren Venge road bike, which will be used this weekend in the Milan-San Remo competition by Mark Cavendish, who won back in 2009.
We don't normally ogle cars much around here, but our brothers-in-arms at Jalopnik tempted us enough to put us over the edge with the T1 from Caparo Vehicle Technologies. This 1,100-pound street-legal road rocket was designed by ex-McLaren engineers, and can reportedly go from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds with a…
Lord, this boy just doesn't know when to quit. After folding his Enzo into origami, Stefan Eriksson, former Gizmondo exec, has lost his Mercedes SLR McLaren. The car, which wasn't registered in the U.S., was impounded by Beverly Hills police because Eriksson's wife was driving without a license.