India, October 8, 2019 – OnePlus, a global mobile technology company, is excited to enter the second phase of its partnership to work with McLaren, building on the success of the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition. OnePlus and McLaren are both leading brands in their fields, and the partnership brings together the OnePlus philosophy to ‘Never Settle’ with the relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation seen across the McLaren group from supercars to racecars.
Last year, McLaren and OnePlus released the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition – a homage to speed and innovation, and the embodiment of the brands’ shared goals and pursuits. The OnePlus 6T McLaren edition sold-out across the world in a matter of weeks.
“We’ve long been inspired by the McLaren brand spirit as an established company that continues to innovate,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus. “The public reaction to the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition was incredible, users enjoyed seeing us working together to push boundaries, and we are thrilled to continue working together.”
Driven by the single-minded pursuit of innovation, McLaren has continuously pushed the automotive and motorsport industries since being founded by racing legend Bruce McLaren. Similarly, OnePlus provides the fastest and smoothest smartphone experience possible, consistently setting and raising the bar for speed since its inception in 2013.
The companies look forward to sharing details of their latest work together on October 10th in London.
OnePlus is a global mobile technology company challenging conventional concepts of technology. Created around the “Never Settle” mantra, OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality and high-performance hardware. OnePlus thrives on cultivating strong bonds and growing together with its community of users and fans. For more information, please visit OnePlus.com, or follow OnePlus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and YouTube.
About McLaren Group:
McLaren Group is renowned as a world-leading technology brand. Since the formation of McLaren Racing in 1963, McLaren has been pioneering and innovating in the competitive world of motorsport and Formula 1, forging a formidable reputation which has seen the racing team win 20 Formula 1 world championships and more than 180 races.
The McLaren Group has built on its racing success and diversified to include a luxury, high-performance sportscar and supercar business, McLaren Automotive, and McLaren Applied Technologies, an industry leading technology and innovation business. For more information, please visit McLaren.com.
About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.
Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.
Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.
The company has defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series, Ultimate Series and Motorsport which are retailed through over 80 retailers in more than 30 markets around the world.
McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car – the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.
Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.
In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series, and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider. It also opened a new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will see it produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.
2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider confirmed as the third car of Track25, with a new GT car announced and the previously-confirmed track-only Senna GTR unveiled.
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include Richard Mille, Pirelli, Dell Technologies, Ashurst, AkzoNobel and OnePlus.
About McLaren Racing:
New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren founded the McLaren racing team in 1963. Since 1966, when it entered its first Formula 1 race, McLaren has won 20 world championships and over 180 grands prix. It has also won the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Indy 500 – the two biggest races in the world.
The McLaren Racing team competes in the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris. They drive the McLaren MCL34.