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McLaren P11 Unveiled

Published by on Apr 16th, 2009, No Comments

Although we’ve been teased before, new McLaren P11 details emerged on the Internet. An amazing two-seater supercar with high-mounted exhausts, a flat underpan and louvred grille the new P11 is expected to be quite environmental friendly featuring Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) on board. Although we wouldn’t expect to see such a supercar being tested on a snowy road, the camouflaged McLaren P11 is definitely an agile, aggressive four wheeler that we’d love to hop on for a test drive— no matter where. [via WCF]

RENNTECH 777, Based on a SLR McLaren

Published by on Jan 19th, 2009, 1 Comment

Though the trend is to go green, we don’t think the horsepower war is over. For that reason we bring you the new RENNTECH 777, a Mercedes-McLaren SLR based beast that outputs nothing more and nothing less than 777 bhp from a highly tweaked 5.5-liter supercharged Kompressor V8 engine. With an aero-kit that packs big wings, splitters and skirts, new suspension, a stronger transmission and a limited-slip differential, the little monster is expected to top at 210 mph. We’re sold on the design, but to be honest we’d expect a much better performance from such an engine. No? [via WCF]

McLaren Unveils 2009 MP4-24 F1 Car

Published by on Jan 16th, 2009, 1 Comment

Just a couple of day after Toyota announced their new F1 car, McLaren unveiled MP4-24, the little monster that will run the track for the 2009 F1 Championship. However, that’s not the only news we’ve heard? Apparently Ron Paul used the occasion to announce the pres that he’ll be stepping down as team principal starting March 1st, and that the new chief will be long time deputy Martin Whitmarsh. Now back to the new car features major aerodynamic changes that include a wider front wing and a more compact rear wing for better distribution, the addition of driver-adjustable front-wing flaps and a heavily revised diffuser. And did we mention that it will use the new KERS (Kinetic Enrgy Recovery System) device which harnesses the energy generated from the braking system and stores it in super-capacitor batteries for an additional 80 bhp. That definitely has to make it faster, don’t you think?

The new McLaren

Published by on May 9th, 2008, 14 Comments

Next year the McLaren SLR is not going to be produced anymore. The two companies, Mercedes and McLaren decided to split and take their own paths with their own SLR successor. Rumors say that Mercedes will name their new model, SLC, while McLaren only has a project so far, project P11.

New McLaren SLR

The same rumors said that McLaren P11 will be powered from a 550bhp V8 engine built by Mahle in Northamptonshire, England, and will probably be based on the current Mercedes unit. There will also be a McLaren P12, inspired from the famous McLaren F1 supercar and should be powered by a 600 bhp V10 engine.

It will be very interesting to see the new McLaren P11 live, but not before March 2010.

via autocar

McLaren and Ferarri presenting their 2008 F1 season cars

Published by on Jan 8th, 2008, 2 Comments

Ferarri just unveiled their latest F1 Championship car for 2008, it’s the 54th so far, and changes totally the aerodynamics with Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa giving it the thumbs up. The main competitors will be McLaren and BMW, the pilots said, but they are confident that even if the car will be more complex to drive, to win.

2008 brings a lot of changes when it comes to safety, materials and others so everyone had to change.

Just hours, after Ferarri, McLaren unveiled their MP4-23 (Hamilton is 23 years old) which will be powered by the Mercedes-Benz FO 108V engine, based on the 2007 FO 108T that never failed in the last season. It’s a 2.4L 8-cylinder engine, that goes up to 19,000 rpm on the 7-speed sequential gearbox and the two pilots, Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are both excited about the car.

McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 2008

Formula 1 in 2008 will bring a nice addition. Night racing in Singapore.
Let’s wait for Sydney in March before we know who’s better.

Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT officially launched

Published by on Nov 2nd, 2007, No Comments

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A new version of the MercedesMcLaren has been developed by British motorsports company RML Group for a handful of privateer teams who hope to compete in a new club racing series. The car was solely designed for the track and has no approval for on-road use but that hasn’t stopped 21 individuals paying the estimated €1 million price tag for the privilege of owning one of the hottest race cars on the planet.

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The Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 GT has a top speed of 315 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. Compared to the series-production version, the SLR 722 GT has been uniquely and comprehensively re-engineered by RML, especially with respect to the suspension, braking system, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust system. More than 400 components were redesigned. The key data of this edition limited to 21 two-seaters – kerb weight 1390 kilograms, maximum output 500 kW/680 ps at 1.75 bar boost,and maximum torque of 830 Newton metres to guarantee maximum racetrack performance.

Alonso going back to Renault!?

Published by on Oct 15th, 2007, 2 Comments

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It is being reported that Alonso will be leaving the Mclaren Mercedes team at the end of this season or after the GP in Brazil, to join his old team – Renault.

The German newspaper, Bild, reports that his unhappiness and conflict with his teammate are some of the reasons he decided to return to Flavio Briatore. I guess this should end the rumor that Alonso will join the Ferrari team, as some have reported. Whatever the outcome of this is, the most important thing will be decided in Brazil, where Alonso is trailing 4 points behind Hamilton for the Championship.

F1 – Kimi wins – Championship decision in Brazil

Published by on Oct 9th, 2007, 2 Comments

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Fernando Alonso finished the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai in second place. Whilst his team mate Lewis Hamilton retired, when he went off and got stuck in the gravel with worn wet tyres on a drying track. Kimi Räikkönen took victory, so the championship will now be decided among those three at the final race in Sao Paulo in two weeks’ time. After 56 laps in changeable conditions, 305.066 km and a total race time of 1:37:58.395 hrs, Fernando came home 9.8sec behind Räikkönen’s Ferrari. Despite his first retirement in 16 Grands Prix, Lewis maintained his lead in the Drivers’ Championship after 16 out of 17 races with 107 points followed by Fernando in second position with 103 points; Räikkönen is third on 100 points with 10 points available in the remaining race. For the first time since 1986, there are three drivers to fight for the title in the final race. (more…)

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