|THE McLAREN F1|
|FOR THE DRIVER VITALLY – AS IN ONE OF McLAREN'S WORLD CHAMPION RACING CARS – DRIVER AND VEHICLE BECOME ENTIRELY AS ONE
The primary design consideration for the McLaren F1 has been to make it without reserve 'a driver's car', an extremely high-performance design which advances all conventional boundaries. It combines Formula 1 racing car dynamics with genuine Grand Touring capabilities. ▪ Beginning with its radical and entirely innovative one-plus-two seating configuration, the McLaren...[Read more...]|
|CHEVROLET TO SHOW CHAPARRAL VISION GRAN TURISMO CONCEPT|
|• Boundary-pushing, Chevy-powered race cars changed motorsports design|
DETROIT – When racers Jim Hall and Hap Sharp founded Chaparral Cars in 1962, few could have guessed how they would shake up the conformities of the racing world – and fundamentally change it.
Through pioneering applications of aerodynamics and aerospace technology, and a partnership with Chevrolet Research and Development, Chaparral Cars advanced the science of racing cars. It also triumphed on the track o...[Read more...]
|1963-2013: 50 Years Of Race-Winning Success As Mclaren Celebrates Half Century|
|◾Five decades of race winning at the top levels of motorsport honoured at the home of McLaren in Woking
◾Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Sergio Perez arrived at the celebrations in the 3,000th 12C to roll off the production line
◾2009 Formula 1™ world champion Jenson Button brought proceedings to a close at the wheel of the McLaren P1™
In celebration of the team's 50 years, McLaren staff joined together at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England, to mark half a century of race wi...[Read more...]|
|2013: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF McLAREN|
|'Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.'
When a 27-year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in 1964, his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old.
In those days, Bruce's vision was shared by fewer than half a dozen loyal souls, who slogged across the world to race his self-made cars. Nowadays, the McLaren Group employs more than 2000 people, all of whom still share Bruce's ideals of combining sportsmanship with solid engineering practice ...[Read more...]|
|1967 Can-Am Road America: The Beginning of the 'Bruce and Denny Show'|
|While Formula One will be forever considered the pinnacle of motorsport, from a period between 1966 and 1986 there existed a series that would likely be the closest to 'anything goes' as any motor racing series could truly get. Based upon the FIA Group 7 cars but allowed to showcase unlimited engine sizes and unfettered aerodynamics, the Can-Am cars would have to be considered the pinnacle of motorsport technology and power of their era. And for more than a couple of years there would be one tea...[Read more...]|