McLaren is one of the most elite and exotic car brands in the world. Bruce McLaren was a professional racecar driver who founded Bruce Mclaren motor racing in 1963. In his short life, he became an accomplished racer and manager who is dedicated to developing the fastest and most efficient race cars.
Mclaren became one of the most dominant teams in formula one racing history. Although Bruce died at a young age, his innovative spirit and drive for success for the foundation of the McLaren brand we know today.
McLaren didn’t produce their first road car until 1992 but the McLaren f1 did not disappoint. even 25 years later it remains one of the fastest and best-built road cars produced in the world. McLaren has since released several other models including the 570s, 540c, 675LT, 720s 650s and most recently the P1 and p1 GTR. McLaren Automotive is now part of the McLaren technology group which is based in the UK. The McLaren name is synonymous with luxury and power. The brand’s constant drive for perfection, innovation, and dominance is inspiring both on the track and on the road.
Bruce McLaren died in a car crash at the age of 32. Only 7 years after establishing the Bruce McLaren racing team and more than 20 years before the first car bearing his name would hit the market. He died in a car crash while testing his new vehicle at the Goodwood circuit in England on June 2nd, 1970. The rear bodywork flew up while the car was at a high speed causing the car to spin, run off track and eventually hit a bunker.
Production of the p1 GTR was limited to 58 cars. The car was designed and built to be a track-only version of the p1 hybrid that McLaren released in 2013. Only 375 units of the P1 were sold but the p1 GTR was much more exclusive with only 58 models being sold. The car was first offered to p1 owners for about 2.5 million dollars as sold the cars were not street legal but could be converted to reach road-legal status. Around 30 of 58 have gone through that conversion.
Mclaren 570s is the first McLaren to cost less than $200,000 introduced at the 2015 new york international auto show. It is a sports car designed for a day to day usability and driveability. McLaren expects to triple its sales with the 570s by 2020
McLaren Superseries includes 720s and 720s spider launched in 2017 replacing the 650S. It is built using a new modified carbon monocoque chassis, which is lighter and stiffer than the 650S. It uses a new M840T engine which is an upgraded version of the 650s M838T engine. Powered by a 4.0 Liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 720 PS, which eventually gave the car its name. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission powering the rear wheel.
McLaren Automotive declared a new $1.6 billion Track25 business strategy at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Presenting the company’s future planning with innovation advancement. This business plan is an updated version of their previous Track22 strategy. Under this Mclaren is planning to launch 15 new McLaren models and variants by 2022 with more than 50% category of hybrid. In the Track25 strategy, McLaren is considerably more promising new models and variants by 2025. Moving towards the future McLaren is building a fast-charging battery that would be performance-oriented for track use. This means McLaren will be making a successor to the P1 hypercar.
The company is planning to make the ownership experience better by including new remote updates for the software updates on the car. Another part of the plan includes focusing on making lightweight cars using best in class technology for the development of new materials at the McLaren Composites Technology Center in Sheffield, England. Nothing to worry, McLaren will still produce performance-focused, hand-build supercars. No sign of an SUV wearing the McLaren coming anytime soon. Also, Mclaren is working on increasing the production capacity of cars to 6000 units per year. Which accounts to be a 75% rise if compared to current production capacity.
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