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Ricardo and McLaren renew engine supply agreement

12 February 2019

A new contract – the third and latest covering the engine supply partnership between the two companies and the largest ever signed by Ricardo – confirms the company as supplier of engines to McLaren in support of its Track25 business plan.


Lotus/Williams to develop advanced propulsion tech

29 January 2019

Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a strategic technical partnership in which the companies will share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies.


McLaren introduces branded smartphone

12 December 2018

In time for the Christmas gift buying season, McLaren and mobile phone company, OnePlus are introducing the new 'OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition' smartphone.


McLaren opens carbon fibre production centre

15 November 2018

McLaren Automotive has opened its second production facility - the GBP50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) in Sheffield.


Ford promises 'necessary action' over Brexit

20 August 2018

Ford reportedly has told British politicians it would take "whatever action is needed" to protect its business over Brexit.


Project BP23 Speedtail and future McLaren cars

9 August 2018

Only last month, McLaren Automotive announced a shake-up of its former Track22 business strategy, extending the programme to the end of 2025. So it's the perfect time to take a fresh look at the company's plans for the next seven years.


2018 Goodwood FoS world debuts list

16 July 2018

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed marked a quarter century of the event. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


McLaren Automotive plans new models and hybridisation

13 July 2018

McLaren Automotive says that between now and 2025, it will launch 18 new models and derivatives and become 100% electric-hybrid powertrain.


McLaren passes 15,000 cars built milestone

31 May 2018

McLaren Automotive has celebrated the manufacture of its 15,000th (road) car at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey (UK), just seven years after production first began.


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


ANALYSIS - New 570S Spider and future McLaren cars

1 November 2017

The Sports Series is McLaren Automotive's best selling model line, with some 2,500 units of its 540 and 570 cars due to be built this year. The latest, the 570S Spider, expands the range to three body styles.


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

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.


McLaren brings carbon fibre production in-house in Sheffield

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.


New McLaren chief credits predecessor for appointment

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.


Driving the McLaren 650S Spider

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.


McLaren launches EV

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.


McLaren denies Apple takeover, investment

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. 


Apple reportedly talking with McLaren

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.


COMMENT: McLaren comes of age

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...


UK: McLaren Automotive posts second year of profitability

26 June 2015

McLaren Automotive has posted a second consecutive year of profitability four years after opening its first retailer.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of windscreen wipers

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.


UK: China exports increase seven-fold

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.


UK: Melville steps up to chief design role at McLaren

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.


2014 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS: World premieres

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.


March 2014 management briefing: Geneva reflections (2)

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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: iOS (and Android) in the car

7 March 2014

Perhaps not surprisingly, given our target audience, the most-read news item on just-auto this week was about a Geneva new product roll-out, but it wasn't a new car.


GENEVA: McLaren CEO sees US as largest 650S market

4 March 2014

McLaren Automotive pulled the covers off the 650S at a special event on the eve of the show.


CES SHOW: Renault’s e-racer cruises the the Las Vegas strip

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.


Q&A with rFactor Pro: Simulator technology

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.

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McLaren news

Ricardo and McLaren renew engine supply agreement

12 February 2019

A new contract – the third and latest covering the engine supply partnership between the tw...


Lotus/Williams to develop advanced propulsion tech

29 January 2019

Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a strategic technical partnership in which...


McLaren introduces branded smartphone

12 December 2018

In time for the Christmas gift buying season, McLaren and mobile phone company, OnePlus are intro...


McLaren opens carbon fibre production centre

15 November 2018

McLaren Automotive has opened its second production facility - the GBP50m McLaren Composites Tech...


Ford promises 'necessary action' over Brexit

20 August 2018

Ford reportedly has told British politicians it would take "whatever action is needed"...


Project BP23 Speedtail and future McLaren cars

9 August 2018

Only last month, McLaren Automotive announced a shake-up of its former Track22 business strategy,...



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