There’s a wonderful documentary on Netflix about the life and times of Bruce McLaren. From his childhood in New Zealand, to his successful racing career, to the winning racecars he created, the film covers it all — including his untimely death at age 32 in 1970. Before you buy a 2020 McLaren GT or any McLaren supercar, take the time to watch it.
In 1963, McLaren founded the car company that bears his name in the United Kingdom, where it remains. Today, McLaren Automotive creates some of the world’s greatest sports cars from its state-of-the-art McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, not far from London. It’s probably best known for the F1, a supercar it created in 1992. Some still say it’s the best car ever made. For the last 10 years, the automaker has been building a full line of powerful mid-engine two-seaters. Its latest, the McLaren GT, is its most refined and luxurious ever, a fast and exclusive supercar that comfortable enough to drive every day. It competes with a handful of other mid-engine supercars such as the Ferrari 488, Lamborghini Huracan Evo, Acura NSX, and Audi R8.