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27 October 2016
The 650S Spider isn’t the fastest car that McLaren Automotive has made during its five years of existence; that title belongs to the limited build P1. Yet it is quicker than the ballistically rapid BMW V12-powered F1.
30 July 2015
Now in its fifth year, McLaren's road car company is a success in its own right. Just as well, given the performance of the Formula 1 team...
4 June 2015
Continuing just-auto's new series of ‘research snapshots' - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some novel and obscure wiper blade innovations including one technology that could eliminate the wiper altogether.
25 March 2014
In the second part of this month's briefing, just-auto's future products editor, Glenn Brooks, completes his reflections on the significant trends and vehicle world premieres at the 2014 Geneva Salon de l'Automobile.
2 January 2014
UK-based rFactor Pro focuses on simulators for engineering development of vehicle dynamics and the control systems and active safety systems that affect vehicle dynamics. The company is moving into the automotive sector and has developed new ultra fast response software which allows automakers to simulate vehicle dynamics in a way that has not been possible before. Normally, simulation is restricted to tasks such as driver fatigue and cabin ergonomic development. rFactor Pro's technology allows automakers to accurately simulate active safety systems (such as SUV rollover), NVH, ride and handling. To find out a little more, Matthew Beecham talked with rFactor Pro's technical director, Chris Hoyle.
23 October 2013
Prodrive's Brand& helps develop some of the potential in a vehicle manufacturer’s brand and distribution by creating carefully-positioned non-automotive ranges (mainly clothing and lifestyle accessories) and the retailing support that make them successful. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with Carl Ball, managing director of Brand& about its expertise and how social media is changing the ways in which dealers and OEMs should engage with their customers and potential customers, making cross-channel communications more cost-effective as long as it is cunningly implemented.
4 December 2012
Less than 100 days into his new job, Wolfgang Durheimer strides purposefully into the meeting room, carrying a bulging briefcase, his face wreathed in a smile, greeting each of us with a firm handshake and friendly “hello”.
22 June 2011
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with leading transmission makers, Matthew Beecham talked with Paolo Mantelli, head of automotive transmissions, Oerlikon Graziano. Oerlikon Graziano specialises in the design, integration and precision manufacture of transmissions for high-performance road cars. The company is also a global supplier of transmissions, axles and driveline components for other sectors including electric, off-highway and industrial vehicles. It has facilities dotted across the US, UK, China, India, Italy and Russia.
8 March 2017
All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.
10 February 2017
McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its new Composites Technology Centre close to the campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, and built with support from Sheffield City Council.
29 November 2016
New McLaren executive director Zak Brown reportedly has credited the sportscar maker Formula One team's ousted veteran head Ron Dennis for his recent appointment.
27 September 2016
McLaren Automotive, whose stated aim is the development of a pure electric vehicle for its Ultimate series, has jumped the gun but, as they say, terms and conditions apply.
22 September 2016
McLaren has denied earlier reports by the Financial Times and others Apple has approached it over a potential takeover or strategic investment.
21 September 2016
Apple is reportedly in talks with McLaren, the British luxury car manufacturer, over an acquisition or strategic investment that would be the clearest indication yet of its plans to shake up the motor industry, UK media reports said.
26 June 2015
McLaren Automotive has posted a second consecutive year of profitability four years after opening its first retailer.
19 February 2015
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said UK exports of cars to China increased five-fold in 2014 compared with 2009, driven by premium brands.
7 January 2015
Robert Melville has been promoted to the role of chief designer at McLaren Automotive bringing with him more than a decade of experience covering a wide range of projects for leading brands in the luxury segment.
18 August 2014
The 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took place on the lawns of the famous Californian golf club between 15 and 17 August, 2014. The following vehicles and concepts were world premieres.
4 March 2014
McLaren Automotive pulled the covers off the 650S at a special event on the eve of the show.
8 January 2014
The Spark-Renault SRT-01E electric single seater race car made its first dynamic public appearance in Las Vegas in front of technology fans at the Consumer Electronics Show.
23 September 2013
UK-based automotive manufacturers will hold events to help increase students' awareness of the variety of career opportunities the industry offers next month in a bid to plug a 100,000 person future skills gap.
3 September 2013
Joachim Schmidt's replacement as sales and marketing chief of Mercedes-Benz Cars is current AMG head and former Tuscaloosa plant boss Ola Kaellenius.
15 July 2013
The 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed was held between 11-14 July inclusive, with many vehicles making their global debuts.
16 May 2013
Honda will be returning to Formula One in 2015, confirming rumours which have been circulating since the Geneva show in March.
6 March 2013
Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show on media preview days 5 and 6 March.
17 October 2012
Cosworth, the higher performance racing engine maker, is up for sale, The Times newspaper reported.
1 October 2012
An updated list of world premiere concepts and production models which appeared at the Paris motor show's 27 & 28 September press preview days.
28 September 2012
Is Paris 2012 the new face of motor shows, you wonder?
20 August 2012
The 61st Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took place on the lawns of the famous Californian golf club on 19 August. The global debuts of many cars took place there as well as at other events elsewhere on the Monterey Peninsula.
20 July 2012
Faurecia has purchased the automotive business of Sora Composites. The division specialises in the manufacture of composite plastics and the use of glass and carbon fibre for automotive applications.
2 July 2012
The list of world premieres for the Goodwood Festival of Speed follows. The event ran from 28 June to 1 July inclusive.
25 June 2012
Fisker Automotive's international expansion continues with a growing dealer network and customer delivery of their cars across Europe. It was recently announced that long-established dealer group Guarnieri will exclusively import and market all Fisker...
11 June 2012
Ricardo has announced that its High Performance Assembly Facility - formally opened in July 2011 - has already assembled and delivered its 1500th engine for McLaren Automotive. The state-of-the-art facility is the newest building on Ricardo's Shoreham...
22 March 2012
Following its successful debut appearance in 2011, BMW Group Classic is returning to the Retro Classics show in Stuttgart this year with an array of visitor highlights. In the spotlight alongside the range of services offered by the BMW Classic Center -...
7 March 2012
On 6 March, A123 Systems announced production contracts for the company's 12V Engine Start Battery with three leading European automakers, including McLaren Automotive for the MP4-12C and a major German OEM that will use the battery in a 2013 model year...
17 January 2012
BBC TopGear Magazine named the new Range Rover Evoque as their 2011 Car of the Year. The Evoque came top in the SUV category of the annual awards and was also picked by TopGear TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson as his favourite new car this year. ?The Evoque beat...
4 January 2012
JBM Cadmium, part of JBM Group, has acquired Tesco Go, which provides product development engineering services to the auto, railway and aerospace sectors.
13 December 2011
Bodytechnics Ltd, one of the most prestigious body repair shops in the UK, has just added 15 Citroën DS3 DStyle Plus cars to its loan fleet. The Slough-based company has manufacturer or dealer-approved body repair status for a number of brands, but...
8 March 2017
All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important mode...
10 February 2017
McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its new Composites Technology Centre close...
29 November 2016
New McLaren executive director Zak Brown reportedly has credited the sportscar maker Formula One...
27 October 2016
The 650S Spider isn't the fastest car that McLaren Automotive has made during its five years of e...
27 September 2016
McLaren Automotive, whose stated aim is the development of a pure electric vehicle for its Ultima...
22 September 2016
McLaren has denied earlier reports by the Financial Times and others Apple has approached it over...