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McLaren racing team

McLaren, founded by Bruce McLaren (1937-1970) and currently managed by Ron Dennis, is a Formula One racing team based in Woking, England. It has been one of the most successful teams since the 1980s.
McLaren F1

The team also produced tiny volumes of an extremely expensive road-going car known as the "McLaren F1", priced at $1million. BMW was commissioned to design and build the car's engine, a 6.1-litre V12 producing 627 bhp. A three-seater with an unusual central driving position, the F1 is one of the fastest production cars ever made, with an independently measured top speed of over 360 km/h (225 mph). The only other comparable vehicle is the Bugatti EB110.

Recently the team has affiliated itself with Mercedes-Benz and will soon start production on another limited edition supercar, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

In 1995, a McLaren F1 GTR won the 24 hours of Le Mans race.

The McLaren F1 team we know today resulted from a merger of the McLaren team and Ron Dennis' personal F1 team Project 4. This is the reason why current McLaren F1 cars are designated M/P4-xx.

For information on other vehicles see: List of automobiles.

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