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Is there a certified McLaren lease return center in Chicago?

Certified McLaren Lease Return Center in Chicago, IL

McLaren has been serving the sports car needs of the U.S. for over 30 years now. If you are also a sports car enthusiast living in or around Chicago, IL, this article is for you. McLaren Chicago now offers the option to not only purchase vehicles but also lease them. Continue reading to learn more about a certified McLaren lease return center in Chicago, IL.

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McLaren Speedtail Exterior Driver Side Rear Profile

How did McLaren achieve the massive speed of the Speedtail?

McLaren Speedtail Innovation, Testing and Design

The McLaren team consists of some pretty wild folks, and those folks come up with some pretty wild rides. The McLaren Speedtail is one of the wildest of those creations; in fact, it’s no less than the fastest McLaren currently in existence.

Chicago drivers who’ve heard about, and perhaps even witnessed, the mind-blowing performance of the McLaren Speedtail often come up to us in a state of awe here at McLaren Chicago and beg us to tell them: how does McLaren make the Speedtail so fast?

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mclaren super car garage

Where can I finance a supercar in Chicago, IL?

Chicago Financing and Lease Options for Supercars 

There’s nothing quite like the experience of driving a supercar. Of course, a super vehicle comes with a super price tag; that’s just the name of the game. Driving an insane vehicle through the streets of Chicago doesn’t exactly come cheap.

However, the ability to drive a supercar is made more possible when one doesn’t have to pay for the whole thing in cash upfront. Where can one finance a supercar in the Windy City?

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2021 McLaren 720S cruising up a curved road

Why are speeds electronically limited?

Reasons for Electronic Speed Limiting in Vehicles

Here at McLaren Chicago, we deal in fast cars. Very fast. As speedy as they are, however, many of the vehicles on our lot could go faster than they do, if not for a little thing called electronic speed limiting.

It’s not just supercars, either. Lots of vehicles out there in the world have their speeds electronically limited by their makers, and have for some time. Why are the top speeds of vehicles electronically limited?

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First-person view of an individual approaching a curve in a vehicle

What is understeer?

Understeer Definition, Causes and How to Deal with It  

Most drivers, at some time or another, have experienced a phenomenon called understeer. It happens a lot in the racing world, which is why customers come in to visit us here at McLaren Chicago and smack us with questions like the following: what exactly is understeer? How and why does it occur? How should one deal with it when it does?

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McLaren Artura light green exterior driving on racetrack

How quickly does the McLaren Artura go from zero to 60?

2022 McLaren Artura 0 – 60 Acceleration Time

The all-new McLaren Artura is extremely exciting for many reasons. This high-performance hybrid supercar boasts an all-new, ultra-compact 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine paired to a lightweight, compact Axial Flux E-motor and compact hybrid battery. How fast does this whole setup get the Artura from zero to 60 miles-per-hour?

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Blue McLaren Speedtail in a futuristic void

Which McLaren is the fastest?

Fastest McLaren Models by Top Speed

It goes without saying that McLaren makes some pretty fast vehicles. No matter which McLaren you’re driving, you’re going to be able to reach some shockingly lofty speeds. Customers often ask us here at McLaren Chicago which model occupies the absolute top of the range. Which McLaren reaches the highest speeds?

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Man contemplates the future as horsepower transforms into PS

What does PS mean in terms of horsepower?

PS Power Measurement Unit Meaning and Origins

If you’ve been reading about European vehicles like McLaren, you’ve likely come across the measurement “PS.” PS is used when discussing a vehicles power, similarly to horsepower. It’s not immediately clear, however, what exactly PS is. As a result, people tend to ask us here at McLaren Chicago: what is PS, and how does it compare to horsepower?

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2021 McLaren 720S cruising up a curved road

Where can I turn in my leased McLaren in Chicago, IL?

Turn In Your McLaren Lease in the Windy City

Leasing a McLaren is a great way to get a top-tier supercar experience without having to shell out the full lofty purchase price. However, all things, both good and bad, must eventually come to an end. Sadly, the McLaren lease falls into this mortal category as well.

If you’ve found yourself in the Chicago area with a McLaren lease on your hands that’s reaching its conclusion, you’re probably looking for a place to turn it in. Where can drivers turn in their leased McLaren vehicle in Chicago, IL?

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2021 McLaren 765LT rolls out of a storage area

How much is a McLaren?

McLaren Model Price Range

Years of F1 racing have gifted the McLaren brand with a hefty load of vehicular knowledge, and nowadays, the automaker puts that knowledge to use for the non-racer by building high-performance road cars. The brand produces purely exotic sports cars and hypercars; an SUV will not be found in the lineup.

With the incredible performance these models provide, many out there find themselves dreaming of owning one. How much does it cost to get a McLaren?

The starting price of a new McLaren ranges from $195,000 to $2,100,000.

As you probably guessed, the exact price of a new McLaren depends on which model you choose. Among the current lineup in the automaker’s wheelhouse, the “cheapest” model is the 2020 McLaren 570S, which starts at $195,000. Working up from there is the 2020 McLaren GT, which starts at $213,195, and the new McLaren Artura, which starts at $225,000.

Those are the “lower-end” prices for this brand. At the top of the lineup lies the 2020 McLaren Speedtail, which starts at a grand total of $2,100,000. McLaren also sells several other models in the $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 range. Wild stuff, huh?

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