Though McLaren Automotive may be the newer kid on the production supercar block, it would be unwise to think that the manufacturer’s short history alludes to any sort of inability. Quite the contrary - instead of focusing on the prestige that comes with history, they have the prestige that comes from innovation and a focus on the future while building on a history of excellence on the racetrack.
Arguably, the first true McLaren car was created in 1964. The M1A was created by Bruce McLaren and his team at Bruce McLaren Motor Racing. An F1 driver for the Cooper Grand Prix team, Bruce founded his own team to further develop and race true sports cars. He raced with Cooper from 1959 to 1966, working on his own plans all the while.
With the McLaren M6 GT, production of road cars for the company was officially on track. The idea was to create an ideal road car that could be modified for racing, but when homologation standards upped the requirement to 50 production units, the project began to falter. 20 years and a dozen projects later, and the infamous and notorious McLaren F1 was introduced.
The second production car to come from McLaren Automotive was the MP4-12C, which launched production in 2011. McLaren unveiled a spider version the next year, with a price of $231,400.
Since then, a score of new McLaren models have been introduced, and the marque is growing both in numbers in prestige. The 650S and the P1 have both pushed the brand’s prestige further as they’ve adapted to the industry’s best technologies and utilized them in a stunning design. Be sure to browse through our listings of McLarens for sale, and prepare to find one that fits your life.