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McLaren 570S Spider New, Previously Unpublished Images Of A Convertible Without Compromise

McLaren 570S Spider New, Previously Unpublished Images Of A Convertible Without Compromise
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  • New images and B-Roll shot on location in Spain
  • Three new launch colours covered: Curacao Blue, Sicilian Yellow and Vega Blue
  • Full sets of each colour, including static, action and details
  • New 570S Spider is third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sports Series, alongside Coupé and GT
  • Unique-in-class combination of carbon fibre construction, mid-engined drivetrain layout and McLaren dihedral doors
  • Retractable hardtop using technology proven in McLaren 650S and 675LT Spiders
  • Just 46kg weight premium over 570S Coupé and structural rigidity unchanged
  • Acceleration from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 2 seconds and 328km/h (204mph) top speed are identical to 570S Coupé. Top speed with roof down is 315km/h (196mph)
  • Available to order now, priced from £164,750 (UK)
  • A full suite of previously unpublished images of the new McLaren 570S Spider

The images and footage, which were shot on location in Spain, showcase the new McLaren Spider in its three new launch colours; Curacao Blue, Sicilian Yellow and Vega Blue.

McLaren Automotive Unveils The New 720S As The Second-Generation Super Series Debuts In Melbourne

McLaren Automotive Unveils The New 720S As The Second-Generation Super Series Debuts In Melbourne
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  • Definined by aerodynamic purity and luxurious driver-focused cabin space, the 720S delivers unparalleled performance and driver visability
  • First new model in the Track22 Business Plan follows strong year-on-year growth in Australia
  • McLaren 720S priced from AUD$489,900 plus on roads

McLaren Automotive offered Australian guests an exclusive look at the latest model of its Super Series range in Melbourne, Australia. Lighter, faster, and even more dynamically capable than its McLaren 650S predecessor and with unparalleled levels of interior space and sophistication, the new McLaren 720S has a breadth and depth of abilities that involve and satisfy a driver in a way that no other car can. 

New McLaren Group Unifies McLaren Automotive And McLaren Technology Group With One Winning Future

  • The formation of the new McLaren Group will underpin the continuing rapid growth of McLaren’s businesses and brand
  • The new McLaren Group unites McLaren Automotive – a globally-renowned producer of luxury sports and supercars – with McLaren Technology Group which includes one of the world’s oldest and most successful race teams and a high growth technology IP and consulting business
  • The Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company and the TAG Group will remain as the long-term majority shareholders of the new group and Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa will become its Executive Chairman
  • Mike Flewitt, Jonathan Neale and Zak Brown continue in existing roles
  • Ron Dennis marks his 70th birthday with decision to step down as Chairman and agrees to sell his shareholdings in both companies
  • McLaren Group has secured finance in order to acquire Ron Dennis’s shareholdings, stimulate growth in its wider businesses and consolidate its financial arrangements

McLaren Automotive and the McLaren Technology Group are being brought together under one corporate structure to be called the McLaren Group.  The announcement unifies all activities under a single coordinated strategy and brand, allowing the exceptional reputation of each business for technological excellence to be used across the entire Group for the benefit of all its customers, partners and employees.

New McLaren Group Acquires Ron Dennis’s Shareholdings In McLaren Automotive And McLaren Technology Group

 

  • Ron Dennis, Chairman of McLaren Automotive and McLaren Technology Group, has agreed terms to sell his shareholdings in both companies
  • The formation of the McLaren Group – the new holding company of McLaren Technology Group and McLaren Automotive – will underpin the continuing rapid growth of McLaren’s businesses and brand
  • The Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company and TAG Group will remain as majority McLaren Group shareholders
  • Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa will become McLaren Group’s Executive Chairman
  • On completion of the transaction, Ron Dennis will step down as Chairman of both companies, and will continue to pursue his career as a consultant and entrepreneur

Ron Dennis CBE has reached agreement with his fellow shareholders in McLaren Automotive and the McLaren Technology Group to sell his shareholding in both companies.

Ron celebrated his 70th birthday on June 1st 2017, after 37 years at the helm of McLaren, and 51 years spent working in Formula 1 and other top-level motorsport series.

McLaren Automotive Accelerates To Fourth Consecutive Year Of Profitability From Record Sales In 2016 Confirms Business Plan On Track With Launch Of New Super Series and Sports Series Models

  • Record 3,286 McLaren cars sold in 2016 drives 70% increase in profit before tax
  • £65.8M operating profit for period is 180% gain on 2015 and fourth consecutive year of operating profit in only sixth year of selling cars
  • Sales revenues of £649.8M in 2016, up by 44%
  • Turnover of bespoke sales division, McLaren Special Operations, grows by 147% compared to 2015, with Aftersales revenue also increased, by 37%
  •  Continued significant investment in Research and Development, at £129.1M (20% of turnover) in 2016
  • Workforce grows by further 8%, to manage company growth and meet product demand
  • Track22 Business Plan confirmed as on track to deliver ongoing success for McLaren Automotive as a manufacturer of luxury sportscars and supercars
  • First car launched under Track22 was McLaren 720S, in March 2017; sold out for this year with 1,500 orders taken
  • Second car is new McLaren 570S Spider, which makes world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed as the first convertible in the McLaren Sports Series

British sportscar and supercar manufacturer, McLaren Automotive, today announces yet another record-breaking year in respect of vehicle sales and financial performance.

Build Your Own Full-Size LEGO® McLaren 720S at Goodwood

Build Your Own Full-Size LEGO® McLaren 720S at Goodwood Image Credit McLaren Media

 

  • McLaren partners with LEGO® to build 1:1 scale 720S
  • 280,000+ bricks used in total to build the car
  • Team of six worked for more than 2,000 hours to build the model
  • But it’s not finished yet ... visitors to the McLaren’s Goodwood stand will help finish the car

One very special McLaren 720S is set to make an appearance at Goodwood, swapping its usual aluminum and carbon-fiber structure for bright orange LEGO® bricks.

McLaren Strengthens North American Communications With Additional Team and Agency Support

McLaren Strengthens North American Communications With Additional Team and Agency Support
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  • McLaren Automotive North American Communications Function With The Addition Of Laura Conrad

McLaren Automotive has announced a restructuring of its North American Communications function with the addition of Laura Conrad to support Head of NA PR John Paolo Canton, along with the appointment of global lifestyle PR agency Sidhu & Simon.  The team reports into McLaren Global Communications & PR Director, Wayne Bruce.  This announcement follows the recent launch of the sell-out 720S Supercar and the new 570S Spider, both of which are due to arrive in US retailers over the coming months.

McLaren 570S Spider A Convertible Without Compromise

McLaren 570S Spider A Convertible Without Compromise Image Credit McLaren Media

 

  • All the high-performance dynamic attributes and refinement of 570S Coupé with the added exhilaration of open-air driving
  • Third body style in McLaren’s Sports Series product family, alongside Coupé and GT
  • World debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK, June 29 – July 2, 2017
  • Retractable hardtop using technology proven in McLaren 650S and 675LT Spiders
  • Just 46kg weight premium over 570S Coupé and structural rigidity unchanged
  • Roof takes just 15 seconds to open or close, at vehicle speeds of up to 40km/h (25mph)
  • Electrically operated, glazed rear window/wind deflector
  • Unique-in-class combination of carbon fiber construction, mid-engine drivetrain layout and McLaren dihedral doors
  • Extended rear spoiler is 12mm higher than Coupé’s to compensate change in body shape
  • 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine with seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox produces a class-leading 570PS and 600Nm
  • Acceleration from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.2 seconds and 328km/h (204mph) top speed are identical to 570S Coupé. Top speed with roof down is 315km/h (196mph)
  • First 400 Spiders built will be launch edition models, following success of 720S launch edition
  • Available to order now, priced from £164,750 (UK)

The new McLaren 570S Spider combines the exceptional dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring.  Hand-assembled in Woking, England, the 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider ever and brings supercar attributes such as carbon-fiber construction, a mid-engine layout and extreme performance for the first time to the luxury sports convertible segment.

Rob Melville Appointed Design Director Of McLaren Automotive

Rob Melville Appointed Design Director Of McLaren Automotive Image Credit McLaren Media

 

  • Rob Melville promoted to Design Director reporting to COO, Dr. Jens Ludmann
  • Joined in 2009, responsible for the award-winning Sports Series and second-generation Super Series

McLaren Automotive is delighted to announce the promotion of Rob Melville to Design Director with immediate effect.  He reports to Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Jens Ludmann. 

McLaren Automotive Appoints Dr. Jens Ludmann As Chief Operating Officer

McLaren Automotive Appoints Dr. Jens Ludmann As Chief Operating Officer Image Credit: Mclaren Media
 

McLaren Automotive, the creator of luxury sports and super cars from Surrey, England, has appointed Dr. Jens Ludmann as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective from May 2, 2017. He will report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mike Flewitt. 

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