by: Mike Ginsca,
McLaren started in life as a Formula 1 racing team by Bruce McLaren in 1963. Eventually McLaren cars was created in 1985 and made a big mark on the auto industry.
Starting with the McLaren F1, the company’s first road car released in 1992, it immediately set the world record for the fastest production car at 386 km/h (240 mph). That record would not be beat for decades to come. Strangely, McLaren did not capitalize on the success of the McLaren F1 like other auto manufacturers do and didn’t release a new model until 2003 with the McLaren-Mercedes SLR.
Their partnership with Mercedes on the F1 circuits led to the creation of not so much a successor of the F1, but something different. The SLR was a supercar by all standards but it had an automatic transmission, a big trunk, and a comfortable ride. It was an everyday supercar.
Then in 2011, McLaren Automotive released the MP4-12C, the first all-McLaren sports car. This car was the predecessor to the current three-tier lineup with the Sports, Super, and Ultimate Series.
Now, McLaren builds 4 distinct cars including the 570S, 720S, GT, and Senna. There are also the 540C, 570GT, and 600LT that are based on the 570S as well the successor to the F1 that will be released next year, dubbed the Speedtail. Who knows, maybe next year the McLaren Speedtail will be the star of the 2020 Luxury Supercar Weekend Show. But for now, enjoy the pictures from the 2019 Luxury Supercar Weekend.