Category Archives: McLaren Design

McLaren Speedtail Rear Fascia with Exhaust System

How does McLaren Automotive use innovative materials in their exhaust systems?

Episode 11 from the McLaren Tech Club focuses on the use of innovative materials when they design cutting-edge exhaust systems. Ella Podmore, the materials engineer, returns once again to talk about this exciting topic. One of their biggest challenges when designing exhaust systems is matching the aesthetic of the vehicle to what the material performance is capable of. Check out the video to learn even more about this topic in regard to the McLaren lineup of vehicles as a whole. Enjoy!

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Closeup view of the wheels on a 2020 McLaren 765LT

Are There Any Benefits to Having More Spokes in Your Wheels?

Reasons Why Some Car Wheels Have More Spokes Than Others

One of the coolest aspects of McLaren vehicles is the unique styles that they feature, including various different wheel styles. What makes the wheel styles on McLaren vehicles unique is the variety in the number of spokes that their wheel options offer. Some McLaren models feature 4 or 5 spokes in their wheels, while others offer 9 or even 10 spokes. You might be wondering if there are any benefits associated with having more spokes in the wheels of a vehicle. Join the staff here at McLaren Chicago today as we try to answer that question!

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Detailing a McLaren

Does My New Car Really Need to Be Detailed?

Does my new car really need to be detailed? Does a new born baby need to be cleaned and checked!?

Let’s state the facts, your new McLaren goes on a long journey before it ever reaches you. Your vehicle could travel by boat, plane, train, or truck. It will also be handled by multiple checkpoint locations.

Don’t worry though, upon arrival our Detail Specialist will pamper your vehicle with a proper wash procedure to ensure every area of your new baby is inspected & not hiding any defects that need to be addressed accordingly. After everything checks out, we will offer you some paint protection options to keep your vehicle protected for years to come.

So yes, your new baby needs to be cleaned, checked, & protected, to ensure you are receiving the quality we uphold here at McLaren Chicago.


Dr. Detail

Have Detail questions, or need detail services? We can help.

*Cover my ass disclaimer: I’m not a real Doctor, even though I self proclaim to be Dr. Detail, however I do know a lot about detailing.  If you need open heart surgery visit a certified heart Doctor, if you need detailing visit me.

McLaren 765LT and CEO Mike Flewitt

How important is weight reduction in McLaren vehicles?

When building high-performance vehicles, one thing about which engineers have to be constantly vigilant is curb weight. The more weight a vehicle has, the more its performance is crippled. As McLaren continues to move toward the hybrid supercar future in which it’s already heading, it has put a special focus on winning what the company has dubbed “the weight race.” In other words, weight reduction is incredibly important in McLaren vehicles, as was evidenced in the design of the McLaren 765LT.

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Front view of blue McLaren vehicle with the MSO Defined High Downforce Kit

What is the McLaren MSO Defined High Downforce Kit?

If you’re a prospective buyer of a McLaren sports car and want to take the performance and sportiness even higher, then you’ll want to check out the spectacular MSO Defined High Downforce Kit from McLaren Special Operations (MSO). With uncompromising track poise, a confident and stable ride, and exclusive design elements, the MSO Defined High Downforce Kit provides an incredible driving experience.  Read the rest of this entry >>