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McLaren 2022 Racing Car And First Ever McLaren Lego Reveal

McLaren knows just how to place the hearts of all car enthusiasts and recently revealed its first-ever McLaren Lego. The first-ever licensed F1 car to come to LEGO Technic would be available from March 1, 2022, and fans can build their own with 1,432 pieces set. The set features the team’s 2021 papaya orange and royal blue livery with an interpretation of the 2022 new look homage to the team’s iconic 2021 season livery while giving fans a glimpse of the new F1 McLaren Racing model that is being developed. 

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Nico Kaiser/ Flickr | The new LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car is the first LEGO Technic incarnation of a Formula 1 car

This magnificent LEGO model is truly a one-of-a-kind work of technical perfection and gives fans a marvelous opportunity to join in on the construction of the model. The original race car features a V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering operated from the cockpit, which turns the front wheel, a differential lock, and suspension. 

The car measures 5 inches high and 25.5 inches long with 10.5 inches of width. According to reports, McLaren has been closely working with the LEGO team to surprise fans by turning their cards into brick form. One of the reasons that the kit pulls off its real counterparts is because ‌F1 cars are naturally utilitarian. This means that they are not wide and have sweeping panels with curved sheet metal like those in production cars, which are incredibly difficult to replicate in Lego. 

Alena Darmel/ Pexels | Lego A/S is a Danish toy production company that manufactures Lego-brand toys, consisting mostly of interlocking plastic bricks

While the model set is available for US $180, the LEGO team and McLaren automaker have shared in an interview that their new project is a fun way of engaging fans and endorsing their 2022 product. 

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The newly launched model has been described as the future of development. The McLaren Group is globally renowned as one of the most prestigious and illustrious high technology brands that have been constantly innovating in the competitive world of Formula 1. The brand has now forged a formidable reputation which has seen the racing team with 20 World Championships and over 180 races. The three new cars that will contest the 2022 Formula 1 are the IndyCar and Extreme E championships. These cars will be piloted by five-time podium finisher, Lando Norris and the eight-time Grand Prix winner, Daniel Ricciardo. 

Automotive Rhythms/ Flickr | McLaren was the world’s first carbon fibre road car, the world’s fastest production car, and is still the fastest naturally aspirated road car ever built

The elegant looking cars consist of side pods that have little apparent undercut which create a great volume for the airflow to expand into, accelerating the flow all the way down to the sides and filling the low-pressure areas created by the expanded space, furthermore, McLaren has opted for a pull rod suspension which gives the aerodynamicists their preferred airflow route to the venturi tunnel inlets. 

McLaren has stated that the primary goal is to produce a more balanced car that performed better in low-speed corners compared to the MCL35 and MCL35M, both of which lacked low-speed performance despite good high-speed cornering.

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