McLaren is a British manufacturer of high-performance luxury sports cars
McLaren has been participating in the Formula 1 World Championship since 1966 and has won eight Constructors’ Championship titles. In 1981, he became the only team to win the Formula 1 world championship in both years of racing under that name, and in 1984 added the ninth title. The company also offers consulting services to other F1 teams and builds road cars sold under its own name.
The McLaren Group was founded by New Zealander Bruce McLaren prior to his departure to the Indianapolis 500s in 1967 with his friend Teddy Mayer, who later bought his stake in the company; it was renamed Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited, which eventually became known simply as McLaren.
In 1989, Bruce McLaren was killed in a test accident at Goodwood in preparation for the 1993 season. Ron Dennis retired in 2009 as team director of McLaren Formula One, but retained his position as president of the group’s parent company, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.
In the 2015 season, Daimler and McLaren announced that they would renew the partnership that began in 1995, but this time Mercedes engines will power the McLaren F1 cars.
McLaren is one of the most successful teams in Formula 1 history.
Selected models of the McLaren brand
1. McLaren F1 – 1993-1998
The McLaren F1 is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Cars. At the time of its launch, it was the fastest production road car ever made. The Supercar Hall of Fame notes that “F1 has been described as ‘the greatest automotive achievement of all time’.” In 1996, after three years of waiting, British businessman and F1 racing driver Michael Andretti bought one of them, thus becoming the second owner of the McLaren F1.
2. McLaren P1 – 2013-2015
The McLaren P1 is a limited-edition plug-in hybrid sports car manufactured by McLaren Automotive. The concept version had its premiere at the Paris Motor Show in 2012. Production of the initial series of 375 McLaren P1 cars began in late 2013 and officially ended in early 2015. 34% of copies sold went to the United States, 64% to the rest of the world.
3. McLaren 650S – 2014-2016
The McLaren 650S is a British sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It was unveiled on March 2, 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show as the successor to the McLaren MP4-12C with an MSRP of $ 265,000 for the coupe and $ 280,000 for the Spider.
4. McLaren 570GT – 2016
The 570GT is a luxury hatchback sports car unveiled by McLaren Special Operations at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It takes its inspiration from the design of the 570S coupé, but comes with additional equipment, including an electric glass sunroof, a luggage compartment with a glass roof and a manual Falcon door.
5. McLaren Senna – 2018
The McLaren Senna is a limited-edition road car produced by British sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive. It was unveiled on December 10, 2017 at the McLaren Manufacturing Center in Woking, Surrey, England. Only 500 Senna will be built, for a price of £ 750,000 ($ 840,000).