Building the McLaren 720S Super Series

We visit the pristine headquarters in Woking to discuss the design behind the impressive supercar

Everything McLaren does, it does fast. Not only can its latest model—the 720S Super Series—clear 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds, the company builds its cars quickly, too. In the seven years since it began building ultra-luxury performance cars for a niche market, McLaren has delivered new nameplates in record time, introducing at least one new model or derivative annually starting with the 12C in …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Drawing logos from memory, redesigning the classic bra, a Gloria Steinem biopic and more

1. Plan a Photograph Through Augmented Reality With the iOS app Blocker, users can quite literally block out photographic or filmic scenes: pull in what the camera sees, drop in and track 3D models and then play with light. This allows the user to set up the perfect photograph in advance of a shoot. The app tracks a scene as the camera moves, granting a …

McLaren’s “Project Invincible” Human Armor

It may comes as a surprise to some that McLaren does more than release supercars and dominate Formula 1. Their fast-growing McLaren Applied Technologies sector tackles health and wellness, and the division’s team of doctors and engineers have done something remarkable under the bannister of “Project Invincible.” Tasked by a billionaire with a rib-related health issue, they developed $250,000 discreet, customized body armor. In three …

The Meteoric Rise of McLaren Automotive

How a young, small English company went up against auto icons—and succeeded

by Jason Harper These days, new car companies rarely succeed. For every Tesla, there are 10 would-be companies that never get beyond an initial press release. Five years ago, we test drove the first model from a brand new car manufacturer, McLaren Automotive. It was a supercar named the MP4-12C and in many ways—from the confusing name to the bland design—it was a dud. The …

The Automotive Retrofuture

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, what’s old was new and what’s new felt old

The Geneva Motor Show stands out from the other car shows in the circuit for its high concentration of super cars, specialty coach builders and generally esoteric automotive presentations. It’s for this reason that we love the show and also consider it a glimpse of what might come next for the industry at large. The curiosities of this year’s show were inarguably dominated by a …