The McLaren race car has been around for decades, but the McLaren road-going car was only introduced in the early 1990’s. It all started with Bruce McLaren’s dream to create the perfect race car. Thus, McLaren Motor Racing Team was created. Unfortunately, Bruce passed away at an early age and did not get to create the road-going McLaren he dreamt of. Years passed and McLaren’s race cars dominated the circuits, but no McLaren was found on the road. That is until the early 1990’s when the McLaren F1 was conceived.
This is just a taste of what McLaren has gone through over the years. Now, they are one of the greatest automakers in the world thanks to their incredible supercars and hypercars like the 720S and 570GT. Donut Media has a new video (found below) that digs into the history of the McLaren automobile. The best part? The host, James Pumphrey, does it all in front of a P1 on the showroom floor of McLaren Newport Beach. Click play below to learn more about the McLaren company you know and love.