Published on July 21st, 2017 | by Subhash Nair


McLaren Automotive Showcases Their Motor Racing Heritage

McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars and supercars, is showcasing a wide range of historic McLaren cars at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands, from July 6 to August 27, 2017. The McLaren Exhibition will see three supercars from McLaren Automotive’s expanding heritage fleet displayed alongside famous McLaren Can-Am and Le Mans competitors and Formula 1™ racing cars driven by Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen and Lewis Hamilton.

The McLaren Exhibition, which opens just one week after McLaren Automotive confirmed strong financial performance in 2016, underpinned by record sales of 3,286 cars during the year, is inaugurated today by Amanda McLaren, the daughter of McLaren Motor Racing Ltd founder, Bruce McLaren.

The three cars from the McLaren Automotive heritage fleet on show at the Louwman Museum are a 12C 50ThAnniversary in McLaren Orange; a P1TM GTR in Harrods livery and a 675LT Spider, in the Solis Green launch colours. All three of these models sold out in a short period following their respective launches.

While McLaren’s history stretches back more than 50 years, McLaren Automotive was founded in 2010 and introduced its first road car, the MP4 -12C – or simply ‘12C’, as it has become known – in 2011. Since then the company has launched new models in quick succession: a Spider version of the 12C was announced in 2012 and in 2013 the limited volume McLaren P1™, the first Ultimate Series model, entered production. The 650 S Coupé and Spider Super Series cars were announced in 2014 and the P1™ GTR and  675LT models – all built in limited numbers – and the all-new Sports Series product family were introduced in 2015. The 570GT joined the 570S Coupe in the Sports Series a year later.

2016 also marked the announcement of McLaren Automotive’s Track22 Business Plan, which committed the company to the introduction of 15 new models or derivatives by the end of 2022. The first of these, the new McLaren 720S, premiered in March at the Geneva International Motor Show and has since accrued 1,500 orders. The second new model under Track22, the McLaren 570S Spider, was announced in June and made its public debut at the end of the month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

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