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Lightning transposed over hood of McLaren vehicle with McLaren emblem

Is there an electric McLaren?

Electric McLaren Models and Future Plans

It seems like every automaker is going electric these days. It makes sense- not only is switching to electric vehicles an important step in creating a climate-friendly human civilization; many countries will make new gas-fueled vehicles illegal by 2030.

McLaren is typically at the cutting edge of automotive innovation. Drivers from the Chicago area occasionally ask our team here at McLaren Chicago: does McLaren produce an electric model?

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New McLaren Automotive Architecture

McLaren Tech Club shows how the carbon fibre monocoque is manufactured

Every automotive brand has something that is unique to their brand. While this varies from a specific feature to a specific design choice, every brand has something. McLaren, like other racing car brands, is known for using carbon fibre monocoque. Although other brands use it now, McLaren was the first brand to adopt this manufacturing choice. In this post, we have shared a video where the McLaren Tech Club shows how the carbon fibre monocoque is manufactured. Check it out below!

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McLaren 765LT Exterior Passenger Side Rear Angle at Sunset

What does it mean for an engine to be turbocharged?

When shopping for a new vehicle, you’ll take a look at the specs and features of all the different vehicles. When shopping for a sports car you’ll notice that a lot of them will have engines with the words “turbocharged” or “twin-turbocharged.” If you aren’t sure what these words mean, you’re not alone. While we previously covered the meaning of twin-turbocharged, we’ll be covering the meaning of turbocharged today. Keep reading as we walk you through what it means for an engine to be turbocharged.

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New McLaren Automotive Architecture

Will McLaren be using a new lightweight vehicle architecture?

Last month, McLaren Automotive – via the company’s CEO, Mike Flewitt – announced that the company’s next generation of electrified supercars would be underpinned by a brand-new vehicle architecture that is both flexible and lightweight. The new architecture has been designed with the specific purpose of housing hybrid powertrains in mind. It was completely built in-house at McLaren Composites Technology Centre located in the Sheffield region of the UK. McLaren engineers have utilized several new processes and techniques that are not only innovative but firsts across the world. These new processes helped the automaker build a safer chassis that is also more lightweight.

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McLaren Elva with Dan Parry Williams

How does the McLaren Elva Active Air Management System work?

More episodes of the McLaren Tech Club have been posted on the brand’s YouTube channel, so we thought we’d share episode five, the next in the series. Last time Jonathan Beaumont spoke about how it feels to drive the McLaren Speedtail, this time we return to the McLaren Elva to hear about the pioneering Active Air Management System as the vehicle’s Chief Engineer, Andrew Kay, tells us a bit more about how it works and what went into its design and engineering.

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McLaren Speedtail Exterior Driver Side Rear Profile

What does it feel like to drive the McLaren Speedtail?

It’s time to share another episode of the McLaren Tech Club. The last episode dove into the design of the newest McLaren Longtail, the 765LT, but this episode looks into the McLaren Speedtail to give everyone an idea of what it feels like to drive the incredible machine for the very first time. The video not only features the incredible Speedtail but the McLaren Ultimate Series Vehicle Line Manager, Jonathan Beaumont, talking about the vehicle. To give you an idea of the Speedtail’s speed, it can go from a complete stop up to approximately 187 miles per hour in just 13 seconds. To get the full idea of how it feels, be sure to watch the episode below.

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McLaren 765LT Design Concept Art

What went into the design of the McLaren 765LT?

Earlier this month, we shared the very first video in the McLaren Tech Club series. It was focused on the virtual windscreen of the McLaren Elva and gave a lot of insight into how exactly that technology works. The second video was focused on the rear wing of the McLaren Senna GTR, and we shared that in a blog that gave you the rundown on what exactly the McLaren Tech Club is. Now, the third episode has been released, focusing entirely on the design of the McLaren 765 LT – which we’ve covered plenty on our blog already. Enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for episode four!

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Esteban Palazzo and McLaren Senna GTR

What is the McLaren Tech Club?

If you’re a McLaren enthusiast, like we are, you’re going to absolutely love the McLaren Tech Club. This new offering from the McLaren brand is a series of short films that will explore the different technologies and features found within McLaren vehicles and include interviews with McLaren experts themselves. We’re stoked about the new series, the first episode of which you might have already seen shared here on our blog.

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2020 McLaren GT Interior Cabin Door Audio System Speaker

What audio systems are in the McLaren Speedtail and GT?

The McLaren brand and its vehicles have earned numerous awards and titles throughout the years, but the pair of honors we’re covering today is especially exciting. You know that you’re going to be getting a stylish and high-performing vehicle any time you purchase a McLaren, but did you know you’re going to be getting an award-winning audio system if you buy a McLaren Speedtail or GT of your own?

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