McLaren Has Too Many "Special" Cars

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McLaren seems to have endless "special" models. Today I'm providing my take on McLaren's special models, and I'm going to explain why I think McLaren has too many special cars -- and I'll explain why this is a problem.
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  1. FA DD
    FA DD
    3 օր առաջ

    Well at least they they don't make SUVs or Minivans .

  2. ItsSigmaa
    ItsSigmaa
    4 օր առաջ

    Mclaren’s peak was at the 675LT

  3. ItsSigmaa
    ItsSigmaa
    4 օր առաջ

    The funniest thing to me is that 570s’ are going for more than the 650s’

  4. Robbie Tobin
    Robbie Tobin
    11 օր առաջ

    Could you do more videos like this where you just talk about your opinions on various car brands, this video was really refreshing and interesting

  5. GhostShock
    GhostShock
    12 օր առաջ

    Seems pretty smart to me. Sell overprieced cars to people with money to burn and keep giving them stupid names and ugly paint jobs. You gotta remember doug - they are trying to make money. Please don't ask me to have sympathy for car Speculators. haha

  6. xXcashXx3
    xXcashXx3
    13 օր առաջ

    My thing is they all look tomuch the same i cant tell any of them apart

  7. Vetteboy Z06
    Vetteboy Z06
    15 օր առաջ

    First world problems

  8. My penis is small, but
    My penis is small, but
    15 օր առաջ

    I knew every McLaren up until the Senna then I lost track. I think McLaren should take that 4L V8 they love so much and make a front engined car.

  9. stingrayfins
    stingrayfins
    15 օր առաջ

    Doug is 100% right. I've been feeling this way for years. I see McLarens everywhere. I feel like there's a new one every year and it look largely the same.

  10. 율아치
    율아치
    17 օր առաջ

    6:59

  11. Jakob Williams
    Jakob Williams
    18 օր առաջ

    McLaren is a fast and furious movie at this point.

  12. Dre Wilkinson
    Dre Wilkinson
    18 օր առաջ

    The 540c and 570 gt are pointless

  13. Kerry Blight
    Kerry Blight
    18 օր առաջ

    Need some views Doug? Ridiculous comments about Mclaren - lets jump on a bandwagon no Dougy boy!!!

    1. Tuan Nayr
      Tuan Nayr
      17 օր առաջ

      butthurt

  14. Bud The Cyborg
    Bud The Cyborg
    19 օր առաջ

    How much does the 765LT cost? From what I've heard that car is an amazing value and "should" sell like hotcakes.

  15. Jake Cartisano
    Jake Cartisano
    20 օր առաջ

    Doug you forgot the 675lt and is the 600lt still on sale?

  16. •_
    •_
    20 օր առաջ

    Mclaren treats their cars as babies. Each one of them is special in their own way.

  17. Ashimoto Super Deluxe
    Ashimoto Super Deluxe
    20 օր առաջ

    Next is the McLaren Pro XL no headphone jack model

  18. Driving Business
    Driving Business
    20 օր առաջ

    I'm a bit late to the party, but I've got a couple cents I may as well contribute. I think McLaren has a bigger issue on its hands. It's more or less common knowledge that McLaren was in some financial trouble a few years ago. From the perspective of an automotive and business fan, McLaren is a little tough to admire. Adding to your points, there's just too much to follow. I like Lamborghini and Porsche because they are straightforward. I think McLaren loses prospective buyers on the notion that there's just too much to track. I also appreciate the vehicles, but I would never want to own one. Rarity and "specialness" aside, so many McLarens seem to have a "but." It's a great car BUT there's a good chance the wiring will give you problems. It's a good car BUT the transmission acts up. It's a fun car BUT it might catch on fire. Some are quick to argue that that's just to be expected with these niche, low-production, often hand-built supercars. This is absolutely true to a certain extent, but brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini are miles ahead of where they were at the turn of the century. It seems like where some brands focused on internal quality, McLaren has focused on remaining on the cutting edge vs. creating a balance between competitive raw performance capabilities and establishing a track record of reliability. It's like McLaren read all the "I can make a Honda Civic just as fast with half the money" comments from over the years and made that approach their business model. In layman's terms, I think the bigger issue is McLaren is still in trouble. I don't think they've got a fever and the only cure is more models. I think making these arguably minimal changes to existing platforms could be a last ditch effort by McLaren to stay alive by pinching the pennies needed to create special, while charging more. Considering the Uber-special cars like the Senna and Sabre, I think McLaren hopes their customers don't drive the cars that often. Regardless of the individual circumstances, every Senna that caught on fire is a bad look for the company. McLaren assuredly understands they don't rank the highest in reliability, but I think they're taking a unique approach to solving the problem. In this day and age with a AMcallr and media outlet lurking around every corner, there is no hiding and hoping issues go away. I think McLaren should (or should have) accept their flaws, disclose their way forward with the public, and focus on proving to the automotive world they can master a handful of models and stand shoulder to shoulder with giants, not as the production underdog with the old racing pedigree, but as a company looking towards the future with products that can take the heat.

  19. Wamuu chan
    Wamuu chan
    21 օր առաջ

    The McLaren Benny Hill GT will be the next ground braking model

  20. Slowpoke Tube
    Slowpoke Tube
    21 օր առաջ

    Still missing 650s and 675lt

  21. Ma La No Si
    Ma La No Si
    21 օր առաջ

    Cargo space😂😂

  22. Raul Soto
    Raul Soto
    21 օր առաջ

    McLaren remembers me of Lamborghini with the Gallardo and the 20 variants of the same car

  23. Karaf
    Karaf
    21 օր առաջ

    From viewer perspective it feels very much true. There's so many reviews of McLaren cars like it feels we get new McLaren every half a year.

  24. JAG 0937 EB
    JAG 0937 EB
    21 օր առաջ

    mcclaren sax

  25. Louisjc Di Milano
    Louisjc Di Milano
    22 օր առաջ

    Just to remind that McLaren also had a car called 688, just a little more “special” than 675LT...and now guess nobody even knows it anymore...McLaren truely screw up their lineup, it was such a potential supercar brand

  26. F K
    F K
    22 օր առաջ

    Wrong most of those cars are not produced anymore. Now its Arturo basmodell 720S Topmodell in regular linup 765LT 720s special Edition before the bew generation top modell comes out like a Lambo SV or SVJ And then there are the special Modells Senna (also the GTR Version that is track only) Speedtail Elva Sabre Not so different from other supercar companies Aston has the Valkyrie Valhalla Speedster DB5 remake All the bond and F1 special editions.... And Also Vanquish DBS DBX As normal cars Ferrari also has a lot of cars including the sf90 the Monzas and so on...

    1. Gerogy Zurkov
      Gerogy Zurkov
      21 օր առաջ

      Most of recent AM special do feel special. Valkyire for example is design by the same guy who made a lot of championship winning cars from Indy to F1 the latter of which is his spotlight. (ironically also Mclaren too.) So that edition is very special especially when it's said design from that guy to be the closest to F1 which that wording would be actually not as far fetch as the others claim that. When it comes from one of the best F1 designers so his claims do hold weight. Ferrari SF90 isn't even a special edition. Yes it has a lettering of one. Thing is though from whatever info is on it. The car isn't some limited edition piece and is more "unlimited production" as in Ferrari will sell as much as the market is willing to buy it. That's not even close to a special edition production in definition a Special edition when Ferrari is talking making as much as it is ordered. Especially when u talking Ferrari special editions. Monza is special edition yes, but it's tribute to their history and shows where Ferrari is going. And it's very much rare to see a Ferrari speedster.

  27. Bennidict Salvador
    Bennidict Salvador
    22 օր առաջ

    Doug forgot the 720s GT3X

  28. Anovuyo Tindleni
    Anovuyo Tindleni
    22 օր առաջ

    did he even mention the 675lt 🤣

  29. Justice Warrior
    Justice Warrior
    22 օր առաջ

    I see this video and start laughing thinking about Pagani.... 10 years ago Pagani said it would be making the LAST Zonda special... Last year they still released a new one... They literally only made two models (Zonda and Huayra) and milked the living SHIT out of them!!!. They still use the same cheap Mercedes twin turbo V12 that's 20 years old!!! Yes 20!!! They overprice their cars into ridiculous levels and stupid millionaires still buy them even though they are paying millions for a different body panels on a 20 year old car!! At least McLaren makes their own engines and the models are different and brand new technology!!

  30. Mitchell Robinson
    Mitchell Robinson
    22 օր առաջ

    I can't even describe or remember which model is which anymore, because they are all named after numbers

  31. Jay Makin Gains
    Jay Makin Gains
    22 օր առաջ

    McLaren should have stretched these different cars over the years. They throwing cars out over a year like they going out of business soon Like Doug said at the end “McLaren should slow it down” lol

  32. walentkane69
    walentkane69
    22 օր առաջ

    The only McLaren I know and care about is F1

  33. olympique1000
    olympique1000
    22 օր առաջ

    Doug forgot also a McLaren Senna LM, another special version of a special version. It's never too much for McLaren and never will be.

  34. TenorCantusFirmus
    TenorCantusFirmus
    22 օր առաջ

    "It's becoming a bit of a disaster" - McLaren is forcing this man into having to review a new limited edition supercar every month or so, who would like every disaster in the World to be something like that?...

    1. Skanda
      Skanda
      22 օր առաջ

      I don’t think he’s forced

  35. dinner_thief
    dinner_thief
    23 օր առաջ

    In Houston, there's a McLaren with "MCLOVN" as the plates.... I had a good laugh driving down 59!

  36. Abdallah Mahamat
    Abdallah Mahamat
    23 օր առաջ

    Can someone tell what is the blue car that is in his cars and bids advertisement background?

    1. Skanda
      Skanda
      22 օր առաջ

      jaguar xkrs

  37. S L
    S L
    23 օր առաջ

    Just coming from the Sabre video, it's very true! It's not special if every McLaren is special.

  38. Sid Green
    Sid Green
    23 օր առաջ

    They make so many McLarens that their cars are not really exclusive at all

  39. Got memes?
    Got memes?
    23 օր առաջ

    i can genuinely not tell most mclaren models apart let alone know what model name it is

  40. AB-80X
    AB-80X
    23 օր առաջ

    This is exactly why there will not be a Ferrari F8 VS. This is also a sign of McLaren not being out of their financial problems yet. A shame they did not learn a damn thing.

  41. scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    24 օր առաջ

    All supercar manufacturers are going the same way! Haven't McLaren recently sold their special factory cos of sales?

  42. scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    24 օր առաջ

    There are too many supercars on the market overall, they don't seem special anymore

  43. scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    24 օր առաջ

    Try naming all the Mercedes and BMW models!

  44. scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    24 օր առաջ

    Lamborghini has the same problem

  45. scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    24 օր առաջ

    All the cars look the same and are basically the same..........and none look as good as the MP4-12C!

  46. Dr. Ray
    Dr. Ray
    24 օր առաջ

    McLarens are SOOOOOO BORING besides the F1

  47. lapamful
    lapamful
    24 օր առաջ

    When you think of the history of British car makers, I mean who isn't in trouble? Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lotus, Land Rover and now if McLaren keeps this up they'll be headed in the same direction...

    1. Gerogy Zurkov
      Gerogy Zurkov
      22 օր առաջ

      Rolls and Bentley too.

  48. obs1dian _01
    obs1dian _01
    24 օր առաջ

    They're still insanely fast and are great cars, I honestly don't get the problem here.

    1. Gerogy Zurkov
      Gerogy Zurkov
      21 օր առաջ

      The problem is Brand devaluation which Mclaren are doing. To us mere cheap mortals those two parts hold true. To the actual guys who buy these expensive piece of kits it is not good. Cause it will be worry that Mclaren will keep on devaluing their cars and Branding to the point non don't want their cars. That's the true and ultimate market of which Ferrari have cornered.

    2. -
      -
      23 օր առաջ

      they are fast, its just when you are buying a car in that price range you want some thing really special and rare.

  49. mozaic
    mozaic
    25 օր առաջ

    Somebody call Schmee, he's crying.

  50. Dunkaccino25
    Dunkaccino25
    25 օր առաջ

    I love McLaren to no end, but holy shit this is spot on. I consider myself a McLaren fanboy, but a lot of the models are beginning to blend, and trying to remember what they are isn’t ideal, even for a massive fan like myself.

    1. Dunkaccino25
      Dunkaccino25
      18 օր առաջ

      @Kerry Blight Shiiiit you right 😭

    2. Kerry Blight
      Kerry Blight
      18 օր առաջ

      Then you are not really a Mclaren fan are you?!!

  51. xeno speed
    xeno speed
    25 օր առաջ

    The Artura got a new engine and transmission. Also a plug-in hybrid. Finally not another 12C evolution.

  52. Daniel Cronan
    Daniel Cronan
    25 օր առաջ

    Doug, I have to confess that is how I am beginning to feel about not just the McLarens, but the other exotic cars/hypercars/supercars that you have been uploading lately. I mean, hey ARE beautiful, don't get me wrong, but when it seems like all you review lately are multi-million dollar exotics/hypercars/supercars that your average viewer will never have a snowball's chance in Hell of ever being able to afford, we do start to get quite sick of it, & it gets VERY old after a while

  53. Jason Agnoli
    Jason Agnoli
    26 օր առաջ

    Cool video, thanks

  54. Abhay Rana
    Abhay Rana
    26 օր առաջ

    If I had the means to purchase a McLaren, and drive it around on the regular (no sense in letting these beauties rest in the garage - they need to be driven, and (at times) hard) - the one I'd want is the 2020 McLaren GT 3:39

  55. Joseph Brogna
    Joseph Brogna
    26 օր առաջ

    This reminds me of the best quote ever “With everyone super, no one will be”

  56. Virag Gupta
    Virag Gupta
    26 օր առաջ

    Lmao you forgot about the 650s and the 675 lt

  57. nashville slim
    nashville slim
    26 օր առաջ

    Doug is going to have to watch his back after throwing that much shade at McClaren. I'd be happy with a c8 and never mind.

  58. Fernando Garcia
    Fernando Garcia
    26 օր առաջ

    This reminds me of James May talking about tesco taste the difference cheese.

  59. Justice Warrior
    Justice Warrior
    26 օր առաջ

    I see this video and start laughing thinking about Pagani.... 10 years ago Pagani said it would be making the LAST Zonda special... Last year they still released a new one... They literally only made two models (Zonda and Huayra) and milked the living SHIT out of them!!!. They still use the same cheap Mercedes twin turbo V12 that's 20 years old!!! Yes 20!!! They overprice their cars into ridiculous levels and stupid millionaires still buy them even though they are paying millions for a different body panels on a 20 year old car!! At least McLaren makes their own engines and the models are different and brand new technology!!

  60. D3aTHMaGNeTiC
    D3aTHMaGNeTiC
    27 օր առաջ

    ''THISSSSS...is a problem'' That hit differently!

  61. Elizes Vázquez
    Elizes Vázquez
    27 օր առաջ

    Today McLaren has sold its headquarters in Woking for £170m as part of a sale-and-leaseback deal aimed at reducing debt and "underpinning the Group's strengthened financial position". McLaren has agreed a 20-year-lease on the site as part of the deal -so today McLaren declared without saying a word they are broke

  62. Matt Stanford
    Matt Stanford
    27 օր առաջ

    I liked the Ford LTD: Limited to....exactly as many as we can possibly sell

  63. Caden Hitchcock
    Caden Hitchcock
    27 օր առաջ

    This reminds me of Apple, releasing phones every two months

  64. dReamSociety
    dReamSociety
    27 օր առաջ

    570s are mad cheap rn a great used car buy!

  65. Kiik Rousberg
    Kiik Rousberg
    28 օր առաջ

    Totally agree with you on this one

  66. rafal blasiak
    rafal blasiak
    28 օր առաջ

    My neighbors have a 570s

  67. Mat
    Mat
    28 օր առաջ

    I still think the MP4 12 C is just gorgeous and peak McLaren barring the F1. I will say I do like the McLaren GT, though, it just has a more subtle-ish design and it works nicely.

  68. Frank Boyce
    Frank Boyce
    28 օր առաջ

    I will say this makes a really strong argument for why the 675LT is the best McLaren to own (outside of P1 or F1 obviously).

  69. Frankie Teo
    Frankie Teo
    28 օր առաջ

    The British called this "bespoked" without each costing multi-million dollar price tags like Koeniggsegg!. McLaren track cars are for the special few who really crave the "feel" they cannot get from a Porsche or Ferrari.....

  70. Prince Zuko
    Prince Zuko
    28 օր առաջ

    "THHISS, is a problem 😟"

  71. filo_
    filo_
    28 օր առաջ

    675 LT? 650S? Senna GTR? Senna LM? Senna GTR LM? P1 GTR? All the spyder models (675 LT Spyder, etc...?

  72. Keith Nangolo
    Keith Nangolo
    28 օր առաջ

    What about the 675lt?????

  73. Jarno Aalbers
    Jarno Aalbers
    28 օր առաջ

    Arent people gonna talk about Bugatti ..... Chiron Chiron500+ Chiron super sport Chiron pur sport Chiron 110 Ans Chiron French ww|| plane fighters (Divo whos almost the same) Veyron Veyron ss Veyron Rembrandt Veyron Grand sport Veyron Grand sport Vitesse Veyron 16.4 In my opinion Bugatti is way worse then McLaren

  74. F-16c Thunderbird
    F-16c Thunderbird
    28 օր առաջ

    Can you do review on El Chapo's F1?

  75. JC Cole
    JC Cole
    28 օր առաջ

    This video will make sense to perhaps only 0.01% of your viewers. The absolute vast majority of the people who love these cool cars don't really care about their resale values, we want more carmakers to make more cool cars for us to look at.

  76. jakjbs13
    jakjbs13
    28 օր առաջ

    Doug, your assumption is that they are building these cars for the U.S. market, but they are building it for the world market. And, places like Dubai (might be their biggest market) thrive on exclusivity and NOT having a car like someone else. Having 58 versions of the same car is attractive because they are "different" than their neighbor's car.

  77. Jerac
    Jerac
    29 օր առաջ

    Those cars and bids ads are getting annoying. Maybe if the site was less US-centric and had any offer available for people outside US?

  78. scuba site
    scuba site
    29 օր առաջ

    Aventador, Aventador Roadster, S, S Roadster, SV, SV Roadster, SVJ, SVJ Roadster, SVJ 63, SVJ 63 Roadster, Xago, Sian, Centenario, Centenario Roadster, Veneno, Veneno Roadster, J, Sc18, SC20, is that enough for you?

  79. fleetwood
    fleetwood
    29 օր առաջ

    This video is a disaster, Doug do you research, the 570 and the GT are NOT the same car, different motor, etc.... Speedtail isn't the same as ANY of the cars... The Sabre was sold out before they made it, so was the Speedtail.

    1. Speed Hunter
      Speed Hunter
      19 օր առաջ

      NAHH, thery're the same

    2. Tuan Nayr
      Tuan Nayr
      29 օր առաջ

      looks same to me

  80. urubufedido
    urubufedido
    29 օր առաջ

    $1 million in 90s >>> $1 million in 2021

  81. Olivia Lambert
    Olivia Lambert
    29 օր առաջ

    They look all the same to me - more or less.

  82. JP_CA
    JP_CA
    Ամիս առաջ

    You absolutely hit the nail on the head with this video. I’ve felt the same way for years - I get totally lost in their lineup. If everything is special, nothing is! In my opinion, things went downhill as soon as they introduced the 650S - a car that had mismatched styling front to rear and a car which made their flagship P1 look like a base model.

  83. Gareth Wigglesworth
    Gareth Wigglesworth
    Ամիս առաջ

    Picking my nose whilst listening.

  84. nlpnt
    nlpnt
    Ամիս առաջ

    All McLaren is missing from the classic British sports car formula are taillights obviously borrowed from a mass-market production car. Are they still on good enough terms with Honda to get a stock of Civic ones?

  85. El Singon
    El Singon
    Ամիս առաջ

    All these in less then 5 years...

  86. Leyan Clasi
    Leyan Clasi
    Ամիս առաջ

    McLarens are shit - except for the P1

  87. HisXLNC
    HisXLNC
    Ամիս առաջ

    McLarens are becoming the Jeep Wranglers and Ford Mustangs of super cars.

  88. Stephan van den Brink
    Stephan van den Brink
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    Mclaren has zero appeal to me. The interiors look crap and cheap, the exterior is very bland design (could be a random sports car in a GTA game) then there's the whole maintenance and service nightmare.

  89. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    Ամիս առաջ

    I'm not losing any sleep over the 1% Play toy cars

  90. commodore665
    commodore665
    Ամիս առաջ

    and now McLaren make photocopiers

  91. The Marauder
    The Marauder
    Ամիս առաջ

    "They don't buy them to drive"...... i can see why Ford would only sold the GT to people who would actually use the car. More manufactures should do the same, these cars are meant to be driven.

  92. 0wninguplz
    0wninguplz
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    Mclaren has a few cool cars but is really a shit brand

  93. Mark
    Mark
    Ամիս առաջ

    This is a GREAT THING. This means used McLarens will be much cheaper

  94. SAHIL SHAH
    SAHIL SHAH
    Ամիս առաջ

    Senna LM Senna GTR 675LT 650LT??

  95. Logan Paul’s Ego
    Logan Paul’s Ego
    Ամիս առաջ

    Where is the 570 spider and the 720s spider and the Senna gtr, Senna lm and the 720s gt3 and the 720s gt3x

    1. Logan Paul’s Ego
      Logan Paul’s Ego
      Ամիս առաջ

      And the 570 gt4

  96. Frank B
    Frank B
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    Did you forget the 675LT?

  97. Shakur Yotiiv
    Shakur Yotiiv
    Ամիս առաջ

    "If everyone is super, no one will be"

  98. Rich Pianola Nobel Laureate in BRO science
    Rich Pianola Nobel Laureate in BRO science
    Ամիս առաջ

    Meanwhile porsche has more 911s and 718s than mclaren's whole portfolio

  99. Stefan Goldstein
    Stefan Goldstein
    Ամիս առաջ

    Doug, why is this a problem for McLaren, but seems to work pretty well for Porsche?

  100. max
    max
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    you're welcome for watching :)