Every McLaren car ever made in one place. Learn about every model the iconic McLaren company has ever created. We even included race cars. Most people know McLaren from its most recent years of rapid model expansion. At the time of writing McLaren had 12 current models for sale (plus two race cars for sale) to the general public. There is also the MSO team at McLaren who create one off and limited edition production models for those who want something truly unique and rare.
Historically, McLaren had not been focused on production cars, instead specializing in racing cars for Formula 1 and GT series. McLaren did make some production cars prior to the launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, best known of course if the McLaren F1. In our eyes it was the best supercar ever made. It changed the game so much and had such a fresh perspective that no other car will have that big an impact again. Before that was the M6GT, a stillborn project that was initially created to allow McLaren to race in Group 4 GT series, but was later shelved as a result of FIA rule changes that mandated 50 production examples before a car could be considered.
With that, please enjoy our list of all the McLaren models ever made:
The top of the range is the McLaren Senna and Speedtail, both hypercars but with totally different approaches to performance. The entry level is handled by a myriad of McLaren 570 models, available as GT or S and Spider models. The 600LT is probably the best car McLaren makes at the moment, but look out for the successor to the 675LT in a few years to add some spark to the already amazing 720S.
A mid-mounted 533-hp 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 drives the rear wheels of the 540C. This is McLaren’s entry level model. Despite its lower price, the 540C inherits performance-aiding technologies from its pricier siblings.
True sports car experience. Driver centric with epic performance. Perfectly positioned car in the range. More performance than you could ever need on the road. Lightweight, direct steering and dynamics.
McLaren it seems has figured out how to make convertibles as good as their coupe siblings. Take the top down (15 seconds) and you add a whole host of sounds and sensations that are unique to the Spider.
Adds extra comfort and practicality to the 570 body style. Performance is still tremendous, but it takes the edge off in some ways (which is good). Every bit a McLaren, it’s optimised for the road and longer journeys.
The ultimate version of McLaren’s 570S/GT range. 592 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. The handling is perfectly balanced and reassures you. Capable of eye-watering performance it is deserving of the LT name.
McLaren’s latest model it is McLaren’s answer for executives looking for a high performance luxury car. The team focused on creating space and comfort, making cross-country trips and daily driving more enjoyable.
The McLaren 720S is a sensational supercar, easily the best of the current breed. It has a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that produces 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. It looks gorgeous too. Best supercar on sale today, bar none.
A convertible variant of the 720S which comes with a folding hard top. The Spider retains the same DNA as the Coupe, utilizing a modified version of its carbon fibre tub chassis to accommodate the folding roof and its mechanism.
Base price: US$315,000 Engine: 4.0 L twin-turbocharged V8 Power: 710 bhp @ 7,500 rpm Torque: 568 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm 0-60 mph: 2.9 sec 0-124 mph: 7.9 sec Top Speed: 212 mph (202 mph with top down)
Successor to the McLaren F1 (including iconic 3-seat layout). The Speedtail is a limited-production hypercar (only 106 will be built). McLaren calls it their first ever Hyper-GT. Top speed north of 250 mph.
Base price: US$2.2 million Engine: Yet-undisclosed hybrid powertrain Power: 1,035 bhp Torque: TBD 0-60 mph: 2.9 sec 0-186 mph: 12.8 sec Top Speed: 250+ mph
It is hard to believe that McLaren has so many legacy models considering it had basically only made the McLaren F1 prior to 2010. Since 2010 it has launched models and killed them pretty quickly. At the top end you have the epic McLaren P1 that came, kicked butt and left. The same is true for the McLaren 675LT. Other legacy models include the 12C, McLaren’s first “volume” production model since deciding to get into the sports car business in a big way.
This McLaren P1 LM is the wildest P1 of all. While it’ll was delivered by McLaren’s Special Operations division, it’s the work of Lanzante, the company which took the old F1 GTR to its surprise Le Mans victory in 1995. It is a track-only hypercar that was offered only to existing P1 owners. Lucky bastards.
Base price: >US$1,000,000 Engine: 3.8 L M838TQ twin-turbo V8 + electric motor Power: 986 hp Torque: 774 lb/ft 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec 0-124 mph: 6.8 sec Top Speed: 214 mph
Limited production run of 375. The P1 beat the hybrid hypercars from Porsche and Ferrari and showed people that hybrid hypercars could be astonishing from a performance perspective. Cool electric motor handily fill in the torque hole left by turbo lag. One of the best ever.
Base price: >US$1,000,000 Engine: 3.8 L M838TQ twin-turbo V8 + electric motor Power: 986 hp Torque: 774 lb/ft 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec 0-124 mph: 6.8 sec Top Speed: 217 mph
With the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 as the Coupe with its 666hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Reaching 60 mph from a standstill takes just 2.9 seconds, making it a tenth of a second faster the 488 Spider. Game on.
The inevitable convertible version of the MP4-12C supercar. With the same lightweight engine developing 616 bhp and unique folding roof system and carbon ‘MonoCell’ chassis identical to that of the 12C.
The McLaren F1 is world’s best supercar. Its top speed of 240 mph puts much of even today’s supercar crowd to shame, and ergonomic features like the driver-centered, three-seat cockpit have rarely been seen since.
Base price: ~US$1,000,000 Engine: BMW 70/2 60 Degree V12 Power: 627.1 bhp @ 7,400 rpm Torque: 479.0 ft lbs @ 5,600 rpm 0-60 mph: 3.2 sec 0-100 mph: 6.7 sec Top Speed: 240.1 mph
Ultra Limited-Edition McLaren Models (Built by MSO)
While all McLaren cars are low volume, some McLaren cars are so exclusive and unique that they involve a team at McLaren known as McLaren Special Operations, or MSO. If a McLaren customer is looking for something unique and really special the MSO team can cater to their needs.
MSO’s services are divided into five tiers: MSO Defined offers optional exterior and interior options for series production cars. MSO Limited covers special-edition road cars, such as the 12C 50th Anniversary of 2013 or the 650S Le Man. MSO Bespoke goes one step further, inviting customers to become more involved in the creative process, from special paint to even developing a completely unique car. MSO Heritage supports McLaren’s past models, providing servicing and personalisation.
We are showcasing a number of the MSO Limited cars. They are very limited production models with exclusive enhancements and since they are not one off bespoke situations they are appropriate for our model list. Also, we are not showcasing any of the “packages” you can buy for your McLaren, like the MSO version of the 720S Spider since these are basically just add ons.
There are six McLaren 600LT Spiders built by McLaren Special Operations for the Pikes Peak Collection. Each of the cars is unique. Each of them features either the MSO Bespoke or MSO Heritage paintwork. Colors include Black Gold, White Gold, Nerello Red, Volcano Red, Aurora Blue & Midas Grey.
Before McLaren says goodnight to the 600LT Coupe, the company decided to put out a special MSO version of it. McLaren London commissioned the car. The car features a carbon-fiber roof with a roof scoop, 10-spoke ultra-lightweight gloss black wheels, and orange brake calipers.
3 Cars. To commemorate 50 years since Bruce McLaren secured the first Grand Prix victory for McLaren, the company will build a limited edition 720S Spa 68 Collection model. McLaren Brussels commissioned only three of the cars, and no more will be built. Feature a Bespoke Anniversary Orange paint job to match the car that won the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
6 Cars. McLaren built the 570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection as a China-only model. The company made five of the cars that appeared at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show in China. Now, there is a sixth car that made its American debut at the Lunar New Year: Year of the Pig celebration in Los Angeles. McLaren Special Operations and Mr. Cabbeen, a Chinese fashion designer teamed up to build the bespoke models.
6 Cars. Distinct themes represent significant periods of McLaren’s racing history. Featuring a 570S Coupe and 570S Spider in each theme for a total of six cars. The collection features three distinct themes: Muriwai, which celebrates Bruce McLaren’s early racing exploits in New Zealand; Papaya Spark, which honours victories in orange during the ’60s and 70s; and lastly, Sarthe Grey, inspired by McLaren’s Le Mans victory in 1995.
25 Cars. The 679-horsepower MSO HS (for High Sport) and it’s ridiculous. For context, the McLaren MSO HS sits squarely between the McLaren 675LT and the mighty McLaren P1. The MSO HS is based on the McLaren 650S and is limited to just 25 example. The biggest differences appear in the body. The roof, hood, front bumper, and wing – which is inspired by the McLaren P1 GTR – are all made out of carbon fiber. We love the McLaren F1 inspired roof air-scoop.
25 Cars. Based on the 675LT Spider, the Carbon Series LT was produced in response to requests from McLaren customers captivated by the visual carbon fibre bodied McLaren P1. Staying true to the ‘Longtail’ ethos, the MSO Carbon Series LT was developed with a focus on light weight and optimised aerodynamic performance. Applying gloss carbon fibre to the entire body of the car further extends its appeal to bring a brutal beauty to the existing 675LT Spider body.
50 Cars. Based on the MSO 650S Coupe Concept, the MSO 650S is a limited edition restricted to just 50 cars, with a myriad of styling and performance upgrades. Carbon fibre detailing includes extended MSO door ‘blades’ to enhance airflow and a more aggressive rear diffuser. It wears 10-spoke ultra-lightweight alloy wheels held in place with titanium wheel bolts, while the cabin receives extensive carbon fibre detailing.
50 Cars. Built to celebrate the 20th anniversary of McLaren’s win at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 650S Le Mans pays tribute to the McLaren F1 GTR. A comprehensive design was created in consultation with Peter Stevens, the man who designed the McLaren F1 alongside Gordon Murray. It also has unique lightweight wheels inspired by the motorsport-specification rims of the original race car.
50 Cars. Made to honor McLaren’s five back-to-back drivers’ titles in the Canadian-American Challenge Cup from 1967 to 1971. The 650S Can-Am features unique carbon fibre bodywork, Can-Am-inspired forged alloy wheels, a bespoke polished stainless steel exhaust, and Papaya Spark, Mars Red and Onyx Black exterior colour schemes.
50 Cars. The McLaren 50 12C and 12C Spider were built to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2013, with 50 examples of each body style produced. The special edition featured a new part-carbon front bumper that boosted downforce, carbon ceramic brakes and lightweight wheels finished in satin black. The cabin was upholstered in full leather and carried a special anniversary plate to celebrate the anniversary.
No, we are not including McLaren’s horrible F1 race cars in the McLaren model list. While McLaren does indeed have its struggles in F1 at the moment there is no denying the company has real race pedigree. Most people don’t know that McLaren has a thriving business building race cars that can be purchased by individuals. These competition-honed racing cars are the best of breed and are built to win. McLaren itself raced in GT-glass races in the 1990s (check out their legacy race cars).
The 720S GT3 elevates the extreme performance of the Super Series model to world-class track pace – accessible to professional and amateur drivers alike. The latest GT3 challenger is undergoing an intensive and extensive track testing programme throughout 2018, and will compete with customer teams at some of the most demanding GT races.
The 570S GT4 is based on the 570S Coupe from the McLaren Sports Series. The model is homologated to full GT4 specification, and is sold in a ready-to-race configuration, eligible for all GT4-regulated series globally. It is also the model that is used for the newly launched for Pure McLaren GT Series.
McLaren has built cars that consumers can buy and race for a long time. The pace of new GT car development has really picked up in recent years along with the broader McLaren production range, but there are some cracking cars from the 1990s that were absolutely dominant when it came to racing. The older McLaren race cars no longer in production can still be found pounding race tracks all over the world and continue to win races with customer teams in championships globally.
The McLaren 650S GT3 is one of the latest generation track-focused racers, designed and optimised to contest GT3 championships. Making its competitive debut with customer teams from 2015, it builds on the highly successful 12C GT3. The 650S GT3 offers optimised aerodynamics and enhanced levels of driver engagement.
The 650S Sprint is an evolution of the successful 12C GT Sprint, and moves the game on as the 650S roadcar has done. The 650S Sprint is an easier car to fully exploit and enjoy for a driver, and the levels of engagement and refinement have been optimised. The development programme for the car was extensive.
The McLaren 12C GT3 made its competitive debut in 2012, securing four championship titles, 60 race victories and 123 podiums with customer teams globally. The McLaren MP4-12C GT3 was the first McLaren car built for FIA GT series racing since the McLaren F1 GTR finished production in 1997. The 12C GT3 was based on the new MP4-12C.
The 12C GT Can-Am Edition was a dramatic track-focused car launched in 2013, paying tribute to the racers of Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme which were extremely successful throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The one-off design study is finished in historic McLaren Orange and satin black, and is the debut appearance of a 12C racing variant outside Europe. A concept it was not subject to the racing regulations.
The 12C GT Sprint retains many of the unique systems from the road car whilst being optimised exclusively for the race track. In 2012 McLaren took on the best that Porsche, Ferrari Audi and AMG can produce in the GT3 class of racing. Partnered with CRS Racing, McLaren offered teams a competitive package. McLaren has racing in its blood and it was a natural step to take MP4-12C road car and turn it into a GT3 car.
The first McLaren to use the GTR moniker was the McLaren F1 GTR that won the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours. Without road-car regulations to hold it back, the McLaren P1 GTR was an extreme track car. It was only offered for sale to P1 owners and include participation in driving events at some of the world’s most iconic circuits with specialist vehicle support. The ultimate track focused driver’s car.
The F1 GTR race cars that lined up on the grid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995 were essentially still no more than converted road cars. Indeed, the air restrictor regulations of the period meant the F1 GTR actually had less power than the production F1 it was based on. Yet against faster purpose-built sports prototypes, F1 GTRs finished the 1995 race in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th positions, an unprecedented result that made McLaren the only manufacturer to win the world-famous endurance race on its first attempt. It is a record we still proudly hold to this day.
Rivals responded to the dominance of the F1 GTR with purpose-built racers that were then modified just enough to create the road-going versions needed to certify them. McLaren decided to create an F1 GT road car to homologate a race version sharing the same basic form. The racer would be the ultimate evolution of the F1 GTR. Nine F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ racers were built. The F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ took victory in five of the 11 rounds of that year’s FIA GT Championship, and finished first and second in the GT1 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Building on the success of the ‘Zerex Special’, Mclaren made a production run of Group 7 racecars known as the McLaren Mark 1 or M1A. The M1A used a spaceframe chassis with a tuned version of the aluminum Oldsmobile V8.
In 1965, McLaren introduced the M1B for Group 7 (and later, Can-Am) competition. The M1B was an evolution of its earlier M1A, and during Can-Am’s 1966 debut season it would deliver lessons for McLaren’s later dominance.
Initially built with an Oldsmobile V8, it was re-engined with a more powerful Chevrolet unit for the first season of Can-Am in 1966. It was still some way off the outrageous pace of the monstrous McLaren race cars that were to come.
The M6A started McLaren’s dominance of Can-Am, winning five out of the six rounds in 1967. It had a monocoque chassis and aerodynamic glass-fibre body. Power was from by 6.0-litre Chevrolet V8 that produced 530bhp.
McLaren M20 was developed for the 1972 season. It served as a replacement for the M8Fs, but it later became the final Can-Am design created by McLaren before they left the series after failing to win the 1972 championship.
The M8A was an evolution of the previous M6A design. The engine now had 7.0 litres of swept capacity, produced 620bhp and had become a stressed component within the chassis, increasing torsional stiffness and saving weight.
The biggest visual difference between the M8A and M8B was the addition of the massive aerofoil wing at the back. The 1969 engine a 7.1-litre Chevrolet V8 producing 680bhp. It completely dominated the 1969 Can-Am season.
The M8C was developed as a customer version of the M8A. Fifteen M8Cs were built by Trojan. They featured a more conventional chassis that did not use the engine as a stressed member. Customers chose their own engines.
Bruce McLaren died in pre-season testing of the M8D. The car won nine out of 10 rounds and the entire Can-Am championship. The M8D’s low rear wing earned it the nickname ‘Batmobile’. Had a 7.6-litre Chevrolet V8 producing 680bhp.
The all aluminium V8 increased in size to well over 8 litres. Power was no 740 bhp, making the M8F the first Can-Am to break the 1000 bhp/ton. The last of McLaren’s astonishing run of championship-winning Can-Am cars.
Starting out life as a 1972 McLaren M8F, the C8 used a 454 cu in (7,440 cc) Chevrolet V8 engine, but proved to be fragile, often retiring from races Peter Hoffmann owned the sole C8, and ran it until 1999.
The M12s were intended as McLaren’s first customer cars based on the M8As which the team had successfully used to win the 1968 Can-Am season, as well as the M8Bs which the team were developing for 1969.
The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR was developed jointly by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren. The SLR was sold between 2003 and 2010. At the time when the car was being developed, Mercedes-Benz had a 40 percent stake in the McLaren Group. The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR was offered both as a coupe and as a roadster.