It’s no secret that trucks are hot right now. And the notion of, and desire for, an electric pickup has ramped up in ways never before thought possible. The loudest noise maker in the space is obviously Tesla and Elon Musk’s cyber monstrosity. Thanks in part to Tesla, however, and their fabulous marketing machine the public’s perception of electric vehicles has finally started to shift to a point where it might just be possible for an automaker to be successful with an all-electric pickup.
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