McLaren

Being a spinoff of the producer of cars that heat up the Formula 1 racetracks, the McLaren Automative, commonly termed as simply McLaren, is strongly acclaimed to be one of the best companies that produce high performance cars. The company was brought into being in 1989 by Ron Dennis in the large town of Woking in Surrey, United Kingdom. From then on, the company has been modeling world renowned sports cars taking after the Formula One technology.

The McLaren F1 is the company’s pilot car created in 1992. It is a coupe with three seats, the driver situated in the middle. Gordon Murray designed the car, while BMW built its engine, a 6,064 cc V12 unit that is capable of producing 627 bhp. This is then followed by the Maverick supersonic car in 1993, and the McLaren Mercedes MP4/98T in 1998. The former is taken as the first tandem Formula One car in the world, and was also designed by Murray.

Perhaps the most famous car ever produced by the McLaren Company is the one it made in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. It was first shown in the Paris Motor Show on September 2004. It has a 626 bhp coming from its 5.5 Litre Superchraged V8 engine, and can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Since it was accepted successfully, other versions followed, such as the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 in 2006 and the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Convertible in 2007.