Friday Photo – McLaren P1 GTR and McLaren F1 GTR

Compared to Ferrari, Lamborghini, or even Porsche, it’s easy to accuse McLaren of lacking a little bit of soul and passion at times. Their technical, logical, approach to road – and race – cars often leaves us a little cold. But, with the latest addition to the P1 stable, McLaren is trying to inject some passion…

2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – McLaren P1 and 650S

Are you a British based car manufacturer? Do you have a “Spec Ops” division to crank out exclusively modified stuff? No? Then you’re clearly not trying hard enough. Regardless, McLaren Automotive will be making a big effort to demonstrate the work of its McLaren Special Operations team at the forthcoming Pebble Beach Automotive Week. Pebble Beach is…

Friday Photo – McLaren 650S

After the madness of the P1 comes the next road car from Woking, set to sit above the MP4-12C in both price and performance. Ahead of the full launch at the Geneva Motor Show next week, McLaren has now confirmed the details of its latest supercar the 650S. Making use of the same basic carbon fibre…

McLaren P1 – Just How Fast Is It?

With the first car rolling off the swanky McLaren Production Centre assembly line, the Woking firm have finally revealed the Big Mac’s performance figures. As we’re sure you’ll agree, they’re pretty staggering. So, let’s get the headline grabbing figures out-of-the-way first: 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, Top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h)…

Top Gear Review – Series 20, Episode 3

Currently this season of Top Gear is averaging a C grade from EngageSportMode’s reviews. Could a supercar themed third instalment help bump up the marks to something worthy of putting on the fridge door? As ever, contains spoilers (but no donkeys). Top Gear Series 20, Episode 3 – UK Air Date 14th July 2013 We’re…

ESM – Goodwood FoS Video Blog #1

As promised, here at the video highlights from EngageSportMode’s weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’m no Ron Howard, and was only using either an iPhone or fairly basic digital camera to record these. As such, the quality is not HD, but I feel it does still capture the noise and fury of the…