Category Archives: Technology

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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A man using virtual reality technology to design a McLaren supercar

McLaren Uses Virtual Reality Technology to Design its Supercars

With the world-class performance, heart-pulsing acceleration, and phenomenal driving dynamics, McLaren supercars provide a very high level of driving enjoyment — whether it’s on the track or on a leisurely weekend tour. McLaren is on the cutting edge of automotive design, with technologies and features that are very innovative. This is aided by its collaboration with software start-up Vector Suite, which enables McLaren to use virtual reality technology to design its supercars. Read the rest of this entry >>

McLaren STEM ambassador doing a demonstration with a miniature car for students at a Birmingham school

McLaren and Goodwood Create Initiative to Support STEM Education for Students

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is vital to the automotive industry, as quality STEM education leads to the next generation of scientists and engineers that design, develop, and create new cars. With this in mind, McLaren and Goodwood collaborated at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom to create an initiative to support STEM education for students. Read the rest of this entry >>

Smartphone showing a video of an orange McLaren vehicle on a race track

What features does the McLaren app offer?

Are you a McLaren vehicle owner or a McLaren enthusiast? You’ll want to check out the McLaren app, which you can download from either the Apple App Store or Google Play. The McLaren app offers many great features, including unique McLaren experiences, the latest and greatest news from the world of McLaren, owner’s handbooks, and all of McLaren’s social media channels accessible from one place. Read the rest of this entry >>