Tag: McLaren

McLaren makes 20,000th car

McLaren makes 20,000th car

13th May 2019 | 0 Comments

McLaren Automotive made its 20,000th hand-assembled car at its McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey. The 20,000th car built was a right-hand drive 600LT Spider in Chicane Grey from the brand’s Sports Series line-up. Launched only last summer as the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ story, all production slots for the Coupe variant have already been filled. It has been fitted with Pirelli Trofeo R tyres.

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McLaren teams with Pirelli to deliver winter package

27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

McLaren, the British creator of luxury sports and super cars, has paired with tyre partner Pirelli to deliver a new winter wheel and tyre package for McLaren Sports Series models.

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110 new homologations for Pirelli, including Frankfurt Motor Show UHP stars

22nd September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has recorded what it describes as a record number of homologations in August 2017, with 110. These include the Scorpion Winter and Sottozero for winter conditions; P Zero and its racing counterpart P Zero Corsa for UHP fitments; and the Cinturato family, including the P7 All Season for cars of medium engine capacity.

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Motul strengthens McLaren GT relationship

Motul strengthens McLaren GT relationship

7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Motul and McLaren GT have followed up a successful association with McLaren GT customer race team Garage 59 in 2016, with a newly announced partnership making Motul the approved lubricant supplier of McLaren GT and its customer teams.

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80 supercars line up at Salon Privé for Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition

80 supercars line up at Salon Privé for Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition

16th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has unveiled the line-up for this year’s Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition. The event, held at Blenheim Palace on 3 September, includes some of the greatest supercars of the last forty years. Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, and Pagani will feature among 25 auto brands in eight different classes, while Lamborghini and Porsche have special celebration classes.

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Ecurie Ecosse and McLaren in British GT alliance

Ecurie Ecosse and McLaren in British GT alliance

16th March 2016 | 0 Comments

The Ecurie Ecosse team has joined forces with McLaren for its assault on the British GT Championship in 2016. With a heritage that dates back to wins at Le Mans in the 1950s, Ecurie Ecosse will field a McLaren 650S GT3 in British GT, which will be exclusively supplied by Pirelli from the coming season in a new multi-year deal.

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Yokohama to follow F4 success with further grassroots motorsport

Yokohama to follow F4 success with further grassroots motorsport

2nd February 2015 | 0 Comments

Though Yokohama will not supply tyres to the 2015 BRDC Formula 4 Championship, its success in the championship’s beginnings were proven by George Russell’s McLaren Autosport BRDC award. Now the UK distributor of Yokohama’s high performance and motorsport tyres has confirmed its commitment to young motorsport drivers on the first rung of the ladder.

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Vredestein goes above the radar at Top Marques Monaco

17th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Vredestein is once again exhibiting at Top Marques, Monaco. And, according to the company, this year will shine the spotlight on its unique partnerships with Giugiaro and Hamann, as well as its premium styling products. Top Marques will take place from 17 to 20 April in the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo and Vredestein will showcase its unique partnership with the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. The company has developed custom-made tyres with an exceptional sidewall design for the exclusive Giugiaro Parcour car.

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Bentley and Olympic gold medallist boost Avon Tyres British GT 2014 at Oulton Park

Bentley and Olympic gold medallist boost Avon Tyres British GT 2014 at Oulton Park

16th April 2014 | 0 Comments

British GT title sponsor and tyre supplier Avon will fit its rubber to two teams’ Bentley Continental GT3s as the championship returns at Cheshire’s Oulton Park over Easter bank holiday. More than 30 cars will take to the capacity grid for the season opener, with Bentley’s return to full-time motor racing a highlight. Another is the presence of an Olympic gold medallist, competing with Nissan Academy Team RJN.

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Bahrain, Barcelona, Silverstone in-season tests agreed by Pirelli, F1 teams

Bahrain, Barcelona, Silverstone in-season tests agreed by Pirelli, F1 teams

7th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Pirelli, the 11 Formula One teams and the FIA have agreed the schedule of the new dedicated tyre testing days (one per team) that each team will undertake within the existing 2014 in-season test calendar. Caterham, Mercedes and Williams will test in Bahrain; Sauber, Toro Rosso, McLaren and Force India in Barcelona; and Ferrari, Lotus, Red Bull and Marussia at Silverstone.

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Drivers react to Pirelli 2014 tyres as final testing begins

Drivers react to Pirelli 2014 tyres as final testing begins

27th February 2014 | 0 Comments

Entering the final preseason test at Bahrain, commentary from Formula One drivers about the 2014 range of Pirelli tyres has been most noticeable for its comparative scarcity. When drivers have spoken up, their verdicts have been generally indecisive or cautious. Sauber driver Adrian Sutil praised Pirelli’s 2014 Formula One tyres for showing “greater consistency” on the first day of the final test, but has previously been quoted by motorsport news sources bemoaning the tyres’ harder compounds and stiffer constructions.

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Top Pirelli Performance centres get a tour of McLaren

Top Pirelli Performance centres get a tour of McLaren

7th January 2014 | 0 Comments

Around the end of December Pirelli rewarded its top performing Pirelli Performance Centres (PPCs) with a tour of the McLaren Technology Centre. Each of the top five performing depots in the 2013 retail standard audit won a pair of tickets.

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One-piece carbon fibre wheels on-show at Autosport International

12th December 2013 | 0 Comments

The world’s first production one-piece carbon fibre wheel will gain its UK debut at the Autosport show next month when manufacturer CarbonRevolution gives the product centre stage on its exhibition stand.

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Pirelli given ok for F1 tyre test

10th December 2013 | 0 Comments

Pirelli and Formula One teams will be allowed to hold a tyre test using 2013 cars next week after the FIA gave its consent in the form of a regulation change. At a meeting of the F1 Strategy Group and the Formula One Commission in Paris on 9 December, the FIA agreed that instead of […]

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Honda plots F1 return from new Milton Keynes base

12th July 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Following confirmation of a return to Formula One for the 2015 season in May, Honda has announced that it will base its European racing operation in Milton Keynes. Honda says the new facility will be the European frontline operation for its F1 participation, a joint project with McLaren to supply the power unit, including the engine and energy recovery system. It will rebuild and maintain power units developed at the Honda R&D centre in Tochigi, Japan, while its trackside support operations from this new European office.

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