McLaren Automotive (McLaren) is a subsidiary of the McLaren Group, a company dating back to the formation of the McLaren Racing Team established in 1963.
McLaren is a designer of race cars used in Formula One, Can-Am and other automobile racing series and produced the first road car, the F1 in 1992. In conjunction with Mercedes-Benz the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was created and was on sale from 2003-2010.
The McLaren MP4-12C, a carbon fiber design based on Formula One cars with a mid-mounted 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, was set in production in 2011 and morphed into the 650S in 2014.
The McLaren P1, a 375 unit limited production plug-in hybrid vehicle with a mid-mounted 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and an electric motor, went on sale in 2013 as a 2014 model year (MY) car.