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    Official: McLaren peels back the drapes on Hybrid P1 development

    McLaren launched a website this week to trumpet its upcoming models and, true to form, provided some fun graphics and factoids for its P1 hybrid. Door scoops that feed cold air into the rear engine compartment and an active spoiler that provides as much as 600 kg (!!) of downward force are just ...

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    Report: FIA Formula E electric car racing will come to Rome first in Europe [w/video]

    For the first-ever Formula One racing circuit featuring nothing but electric-powered cars, "When in Rome" has taken on a whole new meaning. The Italian capital will be the first in Europe to host an FIA Formula E series race, the UK's Telegraph reports. With Italy's long history in motorsports ...

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    Official: Formula E buys 42 electric racers for 2014 circuit

    To paraphrase "Field of Dreams: "If you build them, they will go. Fast." Formula E Holdings, which has visions of an all-electric-powered Formula One type circuit series, is buying 42 EV racers from Spark Racing Technology, and is planning as many as 10 "urban races" as soon as 2014. Formula E ...

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    Motorsports: McLaren considering racing in Formula E series

    There are few names in racing bigger than that of McLaren. So, when that organization says it is mulling over involvement in the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship series, it gets our attention. Big time. When the Formula E recently announced it had its organizational structure in place, and ...

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    Report: McLaren MP4-12C avoids gas-guzzler tax, U.S. deliveries commence in January

    List price is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when considering the purchase of a new supercar. Never mind the premium you're likely to pay a speculator to avoid long waiting lists, or astronomic insurance rates, for that matter. If you actually plan on driving your six-figure exotic, ...

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    McLaren looking to introduce new low-emission vehicle once a year

    McLaren isn't a name we typically associate with fuel-saving technology. After all, the company is best known for its efforts in Formula One and for crafting some of the world's fastest street machines. But, according to The Detroit Bureau, the high-end manufacturer is setting its sights on ...

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    NASCAR to get fuel injection for 2012; McLaren wins supply contract

    If it's good enough for Formula 1, it's good enough for NASCAR. Heck, if it's good enough for every single automobile sold in the United States for the past several decades, it's good enough for NASCAR. What's this newfangled techno-wizardry we're talking about? Fuel injection. For the first ...

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    Say what? McLaren MP4-12C spews less CO2 per horsepower than most hybrids

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    British supercar maker McLaren has earned a reputation in the biz as a producer of some the world's finest and fastest streel-legal autos. Its latest model, the MP4-12C, is powered by a 593-horsepower twin-turbo V8 and whizzes ...

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    McLaren seeking electrical engineer to develop hybrid vehicle components

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    McLaren Automotive inadvertently dropped a hint about its future hybrid intentions by posting a job opening for an electrical engineer that will work on, "concept, design and development of the electrical package ...

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    McLaren Automotive places largest-ever lightweight carbon monocoque order

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    We've brought you stories before about the commitments by BMW and Mercedes to utilize carbon fiber as much as possible in future vehicles. We've also provided a study by Toyota which concludes that carbon fiber may not be as green ...

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    McLaren, Ferrari, Williams, Renault all favor return of KERS to F1 in 2011

    The McLaren Formula One team has joined Ferrari, Renault and Williams in backing the return of kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) to the series in 2011. A handful of teams experimented with these hybrid drive systems in 2009 but everyone abandoned the systems for 2010. McLaren was actually ...

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    McLaren focusing on efficient sportscars, hybrids in the pipeline

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    McLaren seems to think it's possible to have your cake and eat it too. Judging by the company's past and present performances, we wouldn't doubt them. Managing Director Anthony Sheriff sat down with Inside Line at ...

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    McLaren looking for hybrid powertrain engineer

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    McLaren has put up a job posting for a Senior Engineer for Powertrain Hybrid Technology on its official website, which may offer a few clues as to where the automaker may be heading in the near future for its road cars. The listing rather ...

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    McLaren team splits use of KERS to determine effectiveness

    In case you haven't been paying attention, Formula 1 as we know it appears ready to come completely apart at the seams with the front-running teams launching a separate series that could potentially run concurrently with what's left of today's F1. With all of that going on, it's easy to forget that ...

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    Mercedes-Benz with KERS? Don't hold your breath

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    Of the 10 teams competing in this year's Formula 1 championship, McLaren-Mercedes is the only one that's equipped both of its cars with a kinetic energy recovery system for every single race so far this season. Whether the 60 kW power boost ...

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    McLaren aims for "eco-friendly" supercar in 2011

    The soon to be independent McLaren Automotive plans to launch what it calls an "eco-friendly" supercar in two years. McLaren Group CEO Ron Dennis announced on Thursday that the company was being restructured and the road car division would be spun off later this year as an separate company as it ...

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    Gordon Murray's Type-25 city car gets fleshed out

    Since first hearing that ex-McLaren F1 supercar designer Gordon Murray had left the famous racing company to create his own design house and that its first product was to be a revolutionary city car, we've been anxiously awaiting more details to come to the surface. Lucky for us, they just have. ...

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    Videos: car factories in the middle of the city?

    Who says car factories have to be dirty? Volkswagen built a car factory in the middle of the city of Dresden called the Transparent Factory. The factory actually replaced a convention center and attracts tourists and people wanting to buy a car. The factory workers wear white, there is no pollution ...


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