The New McLaren GT at Long Island Sports Cars

McLaren has unveiled their newest model the McLaren GT, and this new superlight model is changing what you know about McLaren. With an engaging ride and ample amounts of luggage capacity, this reimagined GT is more thrilling and refined than its predecessors.

With heavy influence from the classic Grand Tourer, the McLaren GT innovations are built off of what was great to make this new model even better. It’s mid-engined, lightweight chassis constructed of carbon fiber, makes it hundreds of kilograms lighter than before.

These new innovations don’t stop with the body design, as they continue on into the cockpit withthe latest McLaren Infotainment System. This powerfully intuitive system host sophisticated graphics that will make you feel as if you’re piloting a private jet rather than an automobile. The McLaren GT is designed to be as effortless as your tablet or smartphone. To reply to the need for navigation, media streaming, or Bluetooth, McLaren has made it easy to access – right at your fingertips. Other features like an electrochromic panoramic roof and hidden ambient lighting provide additional stylish components to complete the feel of this new GT.

Housing the perfect ratio between power and weight, the new GT is poised and ready for thrilling speeds with the new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine to deliver incredible power and torque. What makes this engine stand out from the others, is the 630Nm of torque producedfrom 5,500rpm to 6,500rpm. Other unique features of the new engine are the aluminum pistons and ultra-low inertia twin turbochargers giving you a fast response to every move.

Only July 17th, 2019, you’ll be able to experience the new McLaren GT for yourself at an event hosted by Long Island Sports Car. From 7pm to 10pm, marvel at the new thrilling innovations along with fellow McLaren enthusiasts while enjoying delicious food, music, drinks, and other McLaren models like the 720S Spider, 600LT, and Senna. We are proud to provide luxury experiences and first views of vehicles to the entire tri-state area including NY and Long Island.

McLaren 570S Spider


All the performance of the Coupe plus the extra exhilaration of open-air driving. The 570S Spider brings you closer to the elements in a design that’s equally stunning with the roof up or down.

Retractable Hardtop – Using the same mechanism as our supercars, the lightweight retractable hardtop takes just 15 seconds to disappear neatly into the beautifully crafted tonneau deck, even when you’re driving at speeds up to 40km/h.

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Carbon Fibre Construction – One of the many McLaren technologies the Sports Series shares with its Formula 1™ cousins is its carbon fibre construction. Its immense rigidity and strength means that unlike most other convertibles the 570S Spider requires no additional stiffening of the chassis, and so maintains the extreme performance, dynamic excellence and impressive refinement expected of a McLaren.

Dihedral Doors – The dihedral doors are an iconic design feature on every McLaren. As well as making it easier to get in and out, these intricate doors guide air into the side intakes to feed the radiators.

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The seven-speed gearbox, 3.8 twin-turbo V8, the brake steer system and the simplified suspension with front and rear anti-rollbars are all there- just like in the 570S.  The adaptive dampers come with softer settings optimized for road usage instead of heavy track duty.
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DB11 Photo Shoot

January 4th, 2017

Atop the cobblestone streets of Dumbo, Brooklyn- #NewYorkJets wide receiver Brandon Marshall posed with the stunning launch edition #AstonMartin #DB11.


Even before NY Jets’ player number fifteen took his place alongside the Cinnabar Orange DB11, lucky bystanders voluntarily stopped to stare at the beautiful Aston Martin dancing down Smith Street.  The background was dressed with the Manhattan Bridge and Brandon Marshall stood tall next to the glistening  V12 DB11 as Andrew Werner captured the moment.

Brandon Marshall being photographed by Andrew Werner. Brooklyn, NY

DUMBO, standing for ‘down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass’, is currently one of Brooklyn’s most talked about neighborhoods. With an art scene on the rise that’s impossible to ignore, this community, formally a manufacturing district, has now become a lively and eclectic area known for housing both large scale companies as well as independently owned. The area is fairly small (only 0.050 square miles!!) and many locals claim it’s easily navigable, with the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge in sight for reference, as you can see pictured above.


The duo will cover Resident Magazine, in the hopes to raise awareness surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder, a cause Marshall stands for actively.

On July 30th, 2016 Brandon opened up to the public about his own diagnosis of this disease, and vowed to help others that are still suffering. He launched the charity Project Borderline, in order to fight the stigma so publicly tied with this disease, and to provide a life line to those fighting who may not have access to the same resources as himself.

Readers will be able to access the full story in Resident Magazine’s upcoming issue.  Resident Magazine embodies an aspirational luxury lifestyle. The best in travel, dining, real estate, celebrity news, fashion, and events from around the world. Located in Long Island City, NY their content ranges from style & fashion to dining & travel and all of the in-between.

Long Island Sports Cars is proud to support #ProjectBorderline in conjunction with Resident Magazine.  Stay tuned for the full story, but for now-check out the video below:

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Collaborate with Burberry Private Clients

Friday October 28,2016

Aston Martin Long Island collaborates with Burberry Private Clients.

Guests gathered at the Long Island Sports Cars showroom on the brisk Fall night in October.  British cocktails and canapés were served alongside a private showing of the Aston Martin brand.



8th Annual Gold Coast Concours / Bimmerstock

September 18, 2016


Long Island Sports Cars is a proud annual sponsor of the Gold Coast Concours / Bimmerstock in Glen Cove, NY.


Long Island Sports Cars is proud to represent the Aston Martin and McLaren brands this year along with our inventory of vehicles of interest.


This year the car community joined together once again for the 8th Annual Gold Coast Concours/ Bimmerstock to support the Diabetes Research Institute .

In the early hours of the morning the Long Island Sports Cars team assembled and lined up our vehicles to cruise down to Glen Cove to support the community and to enjoy a day full of our favorite pastime, exotic cars.


We had a mildly humid day with peaks of sunshine and an overall great turn out and support from the car community.  During the day thousands of spectators lined the streets to ogle the gleaming cars and listen to the roar of their powerful engines. Vehicles included but were not limited to an array of BMW’s specialty unique cars, Aston Martin, McLaren, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Ford GT, Porsche-the Porsche 918 Spyder (it was 9/18 so it was only appropriate).  There were also an array of Audi’s, Rolls Royce, Mercedes and rare one of a kind vehicles.

Since its inception Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock raised more than $410,000.00 for the research underway at the DRI.

Thank you to FullMotionNYC for the excellent photography.

The City of Glen Cove’s downtown business district will be closed for the day, as hundreds of exotic cars and BMWs are showcased. McLaren, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Porsche and Mercedes are among the exotic cars that will surely excite everyone from enthusiasts to fledgling fans. “It’s a great day for the community of Glen Cove, a great day for car buffs and a great day for the Diabetes Research Institute,” said Joe LaPadula of Martino Auto Concepts. He added, “We are proud to support the Diabetes Research Institute and to help educate the public about this disease through this exciting event.”

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The Legacy of McLaren


untitledFrom Bruce McLaren’s first racing car, a little Austen Ulster, to the legendary road and racing cars that still bear his name, every McLaren tells a unique story.

Read more about the History and Legacy here: McLaren Heritage


Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Bruce McLaren’s earliest competitive driving experience came at the wheel of a modified 1929 Austin Ulster. Bought in bits by his father who had planned to restore the car and sell it, 13-year-old Bruce convinced him they could turn it into a race car.


Involved in every stage of the Ulster’s restoration, the experience proved vital for the future race car designer. Two years later, in his race-prepared Ulster, 15-year-old Bruce set the fastest time in the 750cc class at the Muriwai Beach hill climb.


Seven years later, aged just 22, Bruce won his first Grand Prix. At the time he was the youngest-ever Grand Prix winner – a record that stood for over 40 years. The following year, he won the Argentinian Grand Prix and finished second in the Drivers’ Championship behind Jack Brabham.

For the next decade, Bruce McLaren remained one of the best drivers in the world. His popularity and enthusiasm for racing never diminished. What did change, however, was his ever-increasing influence over the world of motor racing.



Bruce McLaren’s vision extended far beyond the driver’s seat. Engineer, designer, inventor, tester, Bruce was an automotive genius. He is one of only two men ever to win a Grand Prix in a racing car bearing his name. The motor racing company he started went on to become the most successful marque in Formula 1 history.

The success of McLaren’s race cars went beyond Formula 1™. There were victories in the Indianapolis 500 in 1972, 74 and 76. McLarens driven by Bruce and Denny Hulme also dominated the Can-Am series, winning five consecutive Constructors’ Championships between 1967 and 71.



During a test run at Goodwood on 2nd June 1970, the tail section on Bruce’s M8D lifted at 170mph. Spinning off the track, the car hit a protective embankment. Bruce was thrown from the wreckage and tragically lost his life. He was 32.

The team were told not to come to work the next day. Racers to their core, every one of the team turned up for work, and just 12 days later two McLaren M8Ds were on the grid for the start of the Can-Am series.

Dan Gurney was drafted in to replace Bruce. Despite having never driven the car before, Dan won the race. Denny Hulme, with bandaged hands after a fire in Indianapolis, finished third. In a glorious tribute to Bruce’s racing philosophy, the McLaren team won nine out of ten races that year.

Read More Here: McLaren Racing Heritage

MSO: Inside McLaren Special Operations


Making something that is already special into something truly unique.

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is a bespoke division dedicated to helping you take your McLaren ownership even further. Cars are created around the owners’ precise tastes. We create your perfect McLaren.


MSO offers five tiers of service, with the ultimate ability to build one-off cars to match a customer’s unique requirements.

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MSO Defined offers personalization options for Super Series vehicles from aerodynamic kits to lightweight components and interior upgrades.

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MSO Bespoke was established to help our customers realize their dreams and MSO Bespoke sits at the very heart of that mission.

#MSO bespoke allows almost limitless customization, from unique paint or trim colours, to making significant changes to materials or even bodywork to create a unique one-off vehicle.


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MSO does not just offer upgrades to existing or new-build McLaren cars. It also produces its own ultra-exclusive models.

MSO Limited is the part of the organization responsible for the design, engineering and production of small series special editions. These combine some of the more popular MSO styling and performance upgrades with bespoke enhancements tailored to the individual car.

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More than two decades after its introduction, MSO is still committed to offering factory standard care to the McLaren F1 as well as its successors.

Although the organization’s size and scope has grown considerably since then, it’s still committed to making sure that every F1 owner can enjoy the same level of service and support that their cars enjoyed when they left the factory.

The Legend Lives On


MSO Heritage delivers our ongoing commitment to all the cars we have produced, helping owners of the McLaren F1 to service and upgrade their cars while always maintaining our exacting standards.




The McLaren P1™ GTR is both more powerful and lighter than the road car, and has been designed exclusively to perform on the track.mclarenp1gtr_testing01

As such, a tailored package offered by MSO Programmes allows owners to experience the GTR on selected Formula 1™ circuits, with McLaren taking care of all logistics and preparation. Owners are also invited to participate in a unique training programme, one that helps them to fully exploit the abilities of this astonishing car.

For more information on our MSO experience

visit McLaren Long Island MSO







Aston Martin: History of the wings

Evolution of an icon

The iconic wings badge has been synonymous with Aston Martin since 1927 when the original ‘AM’ logo was completely reformulated, with the Aston Martin name immersed within a new wings motif. Over the course of the 20th century a variety of adjustments were made to the design as the wings incorporated contemporary cues from each era. The most recent iteration of the badge came in 2003 as the launch of Aston Martin’s new global headquarters in Gaydon heralded a new chapter in the marque’s illustrious history.

Learn more about Aston Martin Heritage here: Heritage of an Icon






















Read More about Long Island Sports Cars heritage here: Heritage


Transformers : The Last Knight

Autobots.  Roll out!!


Yes, we said Autobots-the ones from Transformers ( A Paramount Pictures Film ) and we are speaking about the McLaren 570S & Aston Martin DB11 in particular.


Sneak peak photos of the 570S in London during filming.

Sources leaked that we will be seeing some new faces in the upcoming Transformers’ film.  A few of the titular robots in disguise have also been confirmed to return, including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, Hound, Crosshairs, Hot Rod, and Sqweeks for the Autobots, with Megatron, Barricade, and Onslaught for the Decepticons.


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Pictured above in the Autobot lineup you can catch a glimpse of…wait is it true? Yes.  The McLaren 570S and Aston Martin DB11.  Being that the movie is being filmed somewhat on location in London it seems fitting to have two of the finest British racing automobiles defending their land and fighting the Decepticon army.

We are excited to see which vehicles make the final cut.  The film is scheduled to release June 23, 2017 but if you want to get your hands on your very own transformer, depositors will have to act quickly.

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Aston Martin Private Brunch

July 23, 2016
Bridgehampton, NY

Hundreds of guests and luxury partners enjoyed a Private Brunch in the Hamptons showcasing the latest models from Aston Martin courtesy of Long Island Sports Cars.

Guests enjoyed fine cuisine, champagne, scotch & spirits, along with hand rolled cigars.  There was also a showcase of luxury brands including yachting, private aviation, tourism, real estate, home design, fashion and electronics.

On display outside of the estate guests could find the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, Aston Martin Rapide, DB9 Volante as well as a guest appearance of some of our most exclusive client owned vehicles.

A silent auction benefited the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
The event’s official media sponsor was HAMPTONS Magazine.

This unique estate is available for acquisition for $9.95 million through Gary DePersia at 516-380-0538 or email

Events Sponsors:
Long Island Sports Cars, Associated Aircraft Group, Beaumont Select, Black Button Distilling, Cayman Islands Tourism, Celange/CJ Imports, Columbia Aircraft Sales, Cusquena, D’angelico Guitars, Drettmann Yachts USA, Ghurka, Grandstand Sports and Memorabilia, Hamptons Cigar Manufactory & Museum, Honest Tea, JG Black Book of Travel, LG Electronics, New York Prime Beef Co, Red Jacket, Robert Graham, Roger Dubuis, Sail Away Coffee Co, Saratoga Spring Water, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Telluride Ski Resort, Yael Sonia.

The event was produced by Bradford Rand and the RAND Luxury team. Info: 212.655.4505 ext 223 /

Event Photographer: Lindsay Koffler

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