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WORLD PERFORMANCE CAR 2019 - WCA
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BEST TECH 2018 - GQ AWARDS

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Founded
December 02, 1985
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McLaren
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£1.4 BILLION (est)
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5/5
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McLaren Automotive is a British conglomerate that was founded in 1985. The Mclaren History, however, stems back to 1963 when Bruce Mclaren found the McLaren Formula One.

McLaren Automotive is a British conglomerate that was founded in 1985. The Mclaren History, however, stems back to 1963 when Bruce Mclaren found the McLaren Formula One.

 Bruce McLaren  was born in New Zealand and founded Bruce McLaren Motor Racing in 1963. It made the M1A and M1B that went on to have 43 victories in the Can-AM championships. It was the M2B in 1965 which was the first F1 car that debuted in the Monoca Grand Prix.

Just before his death in 1970, Mclaren was designing a prototype M6GT, a sports car capable of 165 mph and 0-100 mph in 8 seconds.  By 1981 the company merged with  Ron Dennis’ Project 4 Racing team and renamed the group TAG Mclaren Group (TAG due to a partnership with TAG Group). The Group was then split into McLaren Automotive, McLaren GT and McLaren Special Operations.

By 1992 the first Mclaren F1 was launched creating a total of 106 cars between 1992 and 1998. Not many production cars to this day can topple the 240mph the F1 acheived. Its only the  Koenigsegg Agera R and  Bugatti Veyron that have acheived greater speed. That said, the F1 is still the fastest naturally aspirated production car in the world!!

Mclaren created a partnership with Mercedes between 1995 and 2009 and produced the Mecedes Benz SLR McLaren. From 2010 McLaren Automotive was re launched and has gone on to produce some of the most stunning luxurious sports cars around. The 12C, the Spider, the super P1, Sports Series and now Super Series and Ultimate Series.

Did you know:

  1. Back in the late 1990s, McLaren discovered a need for a catering company – This idea didn't exist at the time so they created Absolute Taste - A High end catering service that has seen Jenson Button and John Terry use.
  2. McLaren Applied Technologies is the main subsidiary of McLaren Group, known for making the bike raced in the Le Tour de France by Mark Cavendish, the gold winning bobsled as used by Lizzy Yarnold and more. In Formula One, McLaren Applied Technologies is the official ECU (Engine Control Unit) supplier to all teams, the official electronics supplier to all NASCAR teams and has an affiliation with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) focused on research, advanced manufacturing, data management, predictive analytics and simulation in design.
  3. The 1981 McLaren’s MP4/1 was the first car to be built entirely of carbon fibre. Up until then, most cars made only partial use of the material.

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