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When it was discovered in 1697, the black swan became a symbol of a moment that completely changes the way we look at the world.

Over the coming months, we will be releasing the stories behind some of the black swan moments that have shaped the history of McLaren and motoring;
from Bruce McLaren's bold racing debut, to the pioneering innovations that resulted in victories both on and off the track. These moments led the way for our next black swan moment - the McLaren Sports Series. Premiering on the world stage in 2015, the Sports Series will bring pure McLaren credentials to a whole new market. As well as understanding how we got to the McLaren Sports Series, we’re also going to explore black swan moments that have challenged beliefs and created the modern world around us, influencing design, fashion, technology and art. Register to be among the first to see the reveal of the McLaren Sports Series, and join the conversation using #BlackSwanMoments.

 

 

 

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 01/13 - BRUCE McLAREN'S RACING DEBUT

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 01/13 - BRUCE McLAREN'S RACING DEBUT

McLaren’s humble beginnings can be traced to New Zealand in the early 1950s. There, at Muriwai Beach, a 15-year-old Bruce McLaren made his competitive debut...

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 02/13 - WORLD WIDE WEB

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 02/13 - WORLD WIDE WEB

The World Wide Web has forever changed the way we work, learn and communicate. It’s changed the way we buy everyday things. The way we listen to music and watch movies. And the way we keep our memories safe. But where did the Web come from? And why was its creation such a black swan moment?

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 03/13 - THE MINI SKIRT

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 03/13 - THE MINI SKIRT

Think of the 'swinging 60s' and it won't be long before the mini-skirt comes to mind: a seemingly simple piece of fashion that symbolises so much more than shorter hemlines and slight rebellion. But why, and how, was this symbol of change such a black swan moment?

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 04/13 - MP4/1

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 04/13 - MP4/1

On April 12th 1981 in Argentina, McLaren lined up on the grid with a car that would change Formula 1™ forever. But what made the MP4/1 such a significant breakthrough? Why was it a black swan moment?

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 05/13 - McLAREN M6GT

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 05/13 - McLAREN M6GT

For many, the F1 was McLaren’s first and ultimate road car. But something happened long before then that not only led to the game-changing Le Mans winner, but also shaped the entire ethos of McLaren...

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 06/13 - McLAREN F1

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 06/13 - McLAREN F1

In 1988, designer Gordon Murray gained Ron Dennis’ backing to create a no-holds-barred road car. A McLaren Black Swan Moment that would set a precedent for things to come...

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 08/13 - IMPRESSIONISM

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 08/13 - IMPRESSIONISM

The Impressionist movement defined the art world as we know it today. It gave birth to a whole new movement of artists, expressing themselves in everything from paint to literature and photography. But how did one group of artists have such an impact on the wider world? What made their work such a black swan moment?

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 09/13 - F1 GTR CONQUERS LE MANS

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 09/13 - F1 GTR CONQUERS LE MANS

The McLaren F1 was designed and built to be the greatest sports car for the road. But little did the team know that two years after the launch of the car, it would be at the centre of another black swan moment, becoming one of the most legendary race cars of all time.

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 10/13 - THE HIGGS BOSON

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 10/13 - THE HIGGS BOSON

On Wednesday 4th July 2012, the teams working at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced that they had glimpsed the fabled Higgs Boson particle. But what does this mean for the world of science and why was it such a significant black swan moment?

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 11/13 - SUPERSONIC FLIGHT

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 11/13 - SUPERSONIC FLIGHT

The dawn of the jet age meant that for the first time, the world truly was a smaller place. But how was the birth of supersonic travel such a game changing moment in history?

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 12/13 - THE McLAREN TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

BLACK SWAN MOMENT 12/13 - THE McLAREN TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

The headquarters of the McLaren Group is an iconic facility. But how did it revolutionise the way that we work together and the way that we design and build sportscars?

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BLACK SWAN MOMENT 13/13 - THE McLAREN SPORTS SERIES

THE McLAREN 570S

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