On the road show
From the Track to the Road with McLaren Automotive
McLaren was the top name in the racing world, but why stop there? With countless wins under their belt and unmatched technology, street-legal was the natural step away from the F1 world. But McLaren never strays too far from its roots. All models are bona fide supercars that changed the game forever. The McLaren F1 made its debut in 1993. According to McLaren online, it was the world’s first carbon fibre road car, the world’s fastest production car and is still the fastest naturally aspirated road car ever built. The F1 was a masterpiece ahead of its time.
Fast forward to 2009 and McLaren gives us the MP4 12C. Whether you’re taking it through the city or on the track this car has a lifetime guarantee of envious on-lookers. This car was designed around a carbon fibre monocell that ensures the 12C handles like a race-bred supercar. This McLaren may be aesthetically spectacular, but it’s not all for looks. The 12C is perfectly contoured to look sharp and fly like the wind.
Last year McLaren did it again with the P1. This car is all about adaptation and response. Need to see it to believe it? Watch as Chris Harris test drives the pre-production prototype for P1 courtesy of YouTube/Drive: