If someone asks you, if you have money, what kind of sports car do you want to buy? Most of the first reactions are Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche. Of course, some people will say McLaren. McLaren has gained momentum international markets in recent years, and their roots are in the famous F1 McLaren team. McLaren has launched a series of heavy and limited edition models in recent years, and even its McLaren P1 is considered to be one of the three magical models.
Starting with the success of the McLaren team in front of the sports car. The founder of McLaren was Bruce McLaren, who founded the McLaren in 1965 and founded the McLaren team. Prior to this, Bruce McLaren participated in the Cooper competition.
Bruce McLaren is also the youngest F1 champion to win the Grand Prix for many years. On the famous Goodwood Highway, the 32-year-old Bruce McLaren is testing the top speed of his car. When an engineer made a mistake, part of his tail failed to tighten properly. The vehicle spins out of control, falls off the runway and violently hits the side of the signal station, killing everyone. The team behind them did not give up the next game, but paid tribute to Bruce McLaren by winning. Subsequently, McLaren achieved many brilliant results in F1. Of course, some friends are watching F1 and may not be satisfied with McLaren’s performance so far. However, Xiao Bian believes that McLaren can return to the top. Below, Xiaobian tells you that McLaren launched those super sports cars in the civilian market.
Back in the commercial sports car, McLaren has been committed to sports cars since the 1980s. The most classic example is the McLaren F1 car that was introduced in 1992. The car is the brainchild of Formula One genius Gordon Murray. At the time, he believed that Mclaren F1 had to be reformed in terms of material use, such as carbon fiber, titanium alloy and magnesium alloy. The Mclaren F1 is also the first car in history to use a single carbon fiber chassis. In 1988, Gordon Murray flew back to England after the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, drafting the McLaren F1 draft pick and handing it over to McLaren BOSS RON Dennis. Yes, Ron Dennis was the boss at the time. In other words, Dennis may be responsible for Hamilton’s success. After Gordon Murray submitted a design that quickly caught the attention of senior McLaren officials, the company decided to build three supercars that Gordon Murray wanted.
The McLaren F1 is powered by a 6.1-liter, 60-degree V12 engine, supplied by BMW, no. S70 / 2. The engine is derived from BMW’s engine used in the high-end 8 series sports car, which has been specially modified and supplied to McLaren. According to official sources, 107 McLaren F1 cars have been built, 65 of which are sold as street cars, 6 for LM models, 3 GT street cars for long tails, 5 street prototypes, 28 GTR models and 1 Le Mans prototype. Therefore, the world’s fastest mass-produced sports car is not explosive, and it has been mass-produced since 1994, and the record has been maintained until the 2005 production shutdown.
After the Mclaren F1, Mclaren teamed up with Mercedes to create a very unique model, the Mclaren SLR. You think the McLaren SLR looks strange, its long hood and pointed nose are like a Formula 1 car. The fuselage is actually made of carbon fiber composite material, and its rigidity is four to five times that of the ordinary body.
The McLaren SLR is powered by Mercedes AMG’s 5.4-litre V8 engine (M113) with a supercharger that delivers 626 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and a 780-mm torch at 3,250 rpm. The similarity between the engine and the SL55AMG is limited to the structure, but the rest has changed. Use a dry sump lubricant, replace the separate tank with a fuel tank, and add a supercharger. But will V8 join V10 or V12 at that time? The McLaren SLR is the perfect answer, with a weight distribution between the front and rear axles approaching 50:50, as well as electronic systems such as ESP and ASR.
McLaren MP4-12 c
After persisting for so long, McLaren finally let go. In 2009, it officially unveiled at mp4-12c, and released 1000 mass production mp4-12c early next year, which won wide recognition in the market. It can even compete with Ferrari and other sports cars. McLaren officially joined the ranks of super sports car manufacturers. The mp4-12c uses many advanced F1 technologies, which also affects the future development of the super sports car market.
The mp4-12c is also made of carbon fiber and is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine. The V8 is designed for a 90 degree angle and produces 600 horsepower with a maximum torque of 600 nanometers. In addition, the cabin layout is very simple, but there is no shortage of super sports car technology.