McLaren Has A Great Idea For Speeding Safely

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Go drive a supercar on Forza!

Taking a drive in a fun car is one of the few social distancing activities you can enjoy under quarantine but there are plenty of bad apples who have taken advantage of this unique, low-traffic situation. Numerous people have attempted to break the New York to California Cannonball Run record while others have gone out and smashed up valuable supercars beyond repair. We are in full support of taking a nice, isolated drive but not if it puts others at risk.

If you've been looking for something car-related to do during quarantine, McLaren has a clever idea. All you will need is an Xbox or computer and a copy of Forza Horizon 4. The supercar maker has created a new initiative, asking fans to send in their photos from the game.

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All you need to do is take a cool picture in Forza Horizon 4 and share using the #DriveatHome hashtag. Each week on Sunday, McLaren will share one of its favorite photos that comes with a cool story. The company provided a few of its own photos from the game featuring the recently-added 2019 McLaren Speedtail. With a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine plus a hybrid assist, the Speedtail's 1,035 horsepower and 848 lb-ft of torque should be plenty to stir up some crazy hijinx in the game.

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Since we had a copy of Forza Horizon 4 available, we decided to try our hand at the #DriveatHome initiative using our purple McLaren 720S. We recreated one of McLaren's shots in a highway tunnel and took another realistic photo in front of what looks like the average UK McLaren owner's house. Then, since this is a video game, we decided to get a bit silly, taking our $300,000 supercar airborne by jumping it over the highway.

McLaren says this photo series is just the start of a new partnership with the Forza racing franchise. The company plans to release a series of episodic films, all shot in-game, depicting some of the most famous faces from its history.

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