McLAREN AND ONEPLUS REDEFINE SPEED WITH ONEPLUS 6T McLAREN EDITION PHONE

11 Dec 2018

  • McLaren and mobile phone company, OnePlus, to unveil the new OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition at the “Salute to Speed” event at the McLaren Technology Centre
  • The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is a harmonious combination of speed, technology and beauty, and is the company’s fastest handset yet
  • Available in Western Europe and North America on Thursday, December 13, with availability in India, China and the Nordics soon after; US price is $699 (CAD $929)

McLaren, the racing technology brand and creator of luxury high performance sports and supercars launched today, December 11, together with mobile phone company, OnePlus, the superfast, ultrapowerful OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition handset. The new device marks the start of a long-term partnership that celebrates a shared passion for speed.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren edition is a combination of speed, technology and beauty. Inspired by the desire to constantly challenge existing standards, OnePlus and McLaren have introduced an intricate design combined with a powerful and versatile experience.

Unmatched speed is at the heart of the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, with new technology including Warp Charge 30, OnePlus’ new charging standard. Warp Charge 30 takes fast charging to new heights, offering a full charge in just 20 minutes. Thanks to new Integrated Circuits in both the charger and the phone, as well as finely tuned power management software, 30 watts of power flow to the handset without slowing down, even when the device is being used or is generating excessive heat.

A powerhouse of multitasking, whether it’s high-end gaming, filming in 4K at 60 fps, photo-editing on the move, or rapidly switching between apps, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition doesn’t slow down because it features a colossal 10 GB of RAM.

The signature McLaren color, Papaya Orange, races around the bottom edge of the device before fading into black. The pattern underneath the glass back of the phone is based on McLaren’s use of ground-breaking carbon fibre, the technology at the heart of all McLaren cars since 1981 when it was introduced to  Formula 1, before being integrated into all McLaren road cars in 1993. Light streaks across the McLaren logo, illuminating and disappearing in an instant. The Warp Charge 30 power unit includes a Papaya Orange braided cord cable.

OnePlus and McLaren have taken the unboxing experience to a new level. Encased in the box is McLaren’s logo, the iconic Speedmark, recreated in McLaren-designed F1 AA grade carbon fibre. With the device comes a book celebrating the history of both companies, and with the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition, people can enjoy exclusive software animations, tuned to McLaren’s unique style and history.

The device will be available in Western Europe and North America on December 13, with availability in India, China and the Nordics soon after. The OnePlus 6T McLaren edition costs $699. (CAD $929)

 

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Notes to Editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

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 three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 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.

2017 saw the company launch further models including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT of which only 106 will be produced.

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 and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

 

Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 714 501 8137
Email: roger.ormisher@mclaren.com

Laura Tilley
Public Relations | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 765 517 2186
Email: laura.tilley@mclaren.com

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