McLaren Automotive may be the new kid on the supercar block, but in just a short time since 2010, the brand has grown into one of the most respected and admired brands in the industry. Stemming from a brief stint producing the iconic McLaren F1 road car in 1992, the brand relaunched in 2010 and has gone on to produce some of the most desirable supercars on the market.
The original McLaren road car was the F1, created by legendary designer Gordon Murray. The central driving position, together with a complete carbon fibre monocoque chassis and the use of expensive materials like gold and titanium has made this one of the most desirable and valuable cars in existence, and to this day, one of the fastest production cars ever made.
It is impossible to talk about McLaren’s road cars without mentioning the rich racing pedigree on which they stand. The founder of McLaren, Bruce McLaren, was a legendary racing driver and engineer who established the team that bears his name in 1963. Since then, McLaren Racing has become one of the most successful teams in the history of Formula One, winning multiple world championships and producing some of the most iconic racing cars in history. Supporting the sports most accomplished and respected drivers such as Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Racing is a true giant of motorsport, and they have bought the same philosophy and engineering to the production of their road cars.
McLaren’s racing expertise and technology culminated in the production of the McLaren P1, one of the ‘Holy Trinity’ of hypercars and a true landmark in hybrid performance cars. An exercise in weight saving and active aerodynamics, the P1 quickly propelled the brand to new heights, competing with veterans like Ferrari and Porsche.
A wide range of cars are on offer by McLaren, from the more affordable Artura in the Sports Series, up to the Senna and Elva in the Ultimate Series range. McLaren have also introduced a dedicated grand tourer, the aptly named McLaren GT, which offers the performance expected from a McLaren in a more comfortable and practical package.
If grand touring isn’t of interest, there are plenty of track-focused cars that are sure to bring you spine tingling acceleration and exhilarating cornering speeds. The famous Longtail name is used to denote the hardcore track-focused variants of a ‘standard’ models, stemming from the original F1GTR Longtail, which raced in 1997. These Longtail variants (600LT, 675LT, 765LT) combine striking design with racing performance, and are some of the most intense supercars money can buy.
The company's commitment to innovation has made it one of the most exciting and dynamic brands in the automotive industry today. Combined with the opportunity for customisation with the MSO department, owning a McLaren is an experience worthy of the name.