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Bruce McLaren hailed from Auckland, New Zealand. When he was just fifteen, Bruce raced in competition (setting the fastest time in the 750cc class), driving a 1929 Austin which he and his father had re-constructed. Seven years on, at 22, he was the youngest-ever Grand Prix winner. For ten years, Bruce McLaren figured among the best racing-drivers in the world. His vision and ability went beyond racing; he has been described as an automotive genius, lending his skills to design, testing, invention and engineering. His McLaren Motor Racing company became one of the most renowned marques in Formula One history. He died during a test-run at Goodwood in 1970. He was 32.
After Ferrari, McLaren is the oldest active Formula One team. McLaren has won 182 races, eight constructors' championships and 12 drivers' championships. The McLaren Racing Team, founded in 1963, won the Belgian Grand Prix in 1968. The team dominated the Canadian-American Challenge Cup from 1967 to 1971, and won the Indianapolis 500 three times. In 1974-1976, McLaren ruled in Formula One, winning the constructors' championship and drivers' championships with Hunt and Fittipaldi.
In 1989, McLaren Cars (later McLaren Automotive) was established; it created high-performance road-cars based on Formula One technology. The first car was a sports model that delivered lightning acceleration (0 to 60 mph in three seconds); it was called the McLaren F1. Interestingly, it was a three-seater coupé with the driver's seat in the middle. The original F1 was presented in 1992 and many variations followed, including GT and GTR racing models.
McLaren’s current line-up presents equally famous names. The McLaren 650S, stunning in the bright tarocco-orange spider version, shares the same headlight design as the P1, but features the bodywork style of the 12C. Launched at the Geneva Motor Show, the 675LT super-car is so named for its ‘Long Tail’, as in the F1 GTR-LT of racing fame. Production was limited to 500 units, all of which sold immediately! The latest McLaren entry-level models are the 570S, presented at New York's International Auto Show, and the 540C, the “most attainable McLaren yet”, presented at the Shanghai Motor Show and designed principally for the Chinese market.
Seemingly, so much imaginative genius went into McLaren engineering/design that there was little creativity left for car names! Then again, what's in a name? When you casually mention “my McLaren”, you have said it all! The exciting new McLaren that was presented in 2009 and launched in 2011, was called the McLaren MP4-12C (P11), or 12C for short, while the later super-car unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in 2012 was simply-named the McLaren P1. If you happen to possess a P1 or 12C or similar that you wish to sell before upgrading to newer models, let us handle it for you. We specialise in buying prestige cars and take all of the hassle out of the process. For more information, simply complete our short enquiry form.