Starting with the F1, McLaren opened a new chapter in its otherwise solely race-oriented history. This move to make its first road legal car would prove to be one of the single greatest moments in automotive history.
Although only 106 F1s were made over the course of six years, the cars quickly became an enthusiasts favorite after breaking Jaguars record as the world’s fastest production car. Unfortunately, F1 production ended in 1998 and McLaren seemed to end its endeavor into the street car market. That is until 2009 when it unveiled its plans to recreate the McLaren dream car magic with the MP4-12C. This time designing and producing everything in house, including all of the drivetrain components.
McLaren’s 12C was just the beginning and before long the design had evolved into the 650S before developing into the 720S which is more of