One of the industry's smallest automobile manufacturers, McLaren builds some of the world’s most potent sports cars.
Looking through these new McLaren pictures, you’ll find some of the most lusted after automobiles on the road.
New Zealander Bruce McLaren founded his company in 1963 to go racing.
McLaren’s engineering prowess, in addition to his abilities as a driver fed his success. In many cases, his competitor’s vehicles were more technically innovative, however McLaren’s designs were more reliable. They finished races, and you have to finish to win.
McLaren’s first road car evolved out of a stillborn racing car he was developing to run at LeMans. To qualify as a homologation special, 50 road going copies of the car had to be built for it to be considered to be based on a production model. Work began on the McLaren M6GT in 1970, with the goal to eventually build 250 of them. However, only two were ever built.
The car that got everybody’s attention, and definitely one you’ll find in this collection of new McLaren photos is the McLaren F1. A three-seat mid-engine exotic sports car, the F1 holds the title of the world’s fastest normally aspirated production car at 242.97 miles per hour. The F1’s zero to 60 time was quoted at 3.2 seconds.
The next McLaren model you’ll find in this collection of McLaren images the company would do from the ground up was the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C. This mid-engine McLaren exotic car is also capable of going from zero to 60 in just over three seconds.