McLaren Automotive


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Helen Foord, Head of Global Government Affairs

Company Info

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.

Vehicles are hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England. McLaren Automotive’s workforce is around 3,000.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company’s product portfolio of GT, core supercars, Motorsport and Ultimate Series models are retailed through over 100 retailers in over 40 markets around the world.

Models on market

Product info


  • With all of the exhilarating performance and dynamic excellence for which McLaren supercars are renowned, blended with the credentials in modern luxury design, ride comfort and luggage space that align with its ‘GT’ designation, the superlight McLaren GT has a breadth of usability unmatched in its class.
  • Power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 620PS. This engine, designated M840TE, is bespoke to the GT and optimised to deliver its 630Nm of torque in a seamless, relentless manner. Peak torque is produced between 5,500rpm and 6,500rpm, with more than 95% available from 3,000rpm to 7,250rpm – perfect characteristics for sustained, long-distance journeys.
  • With a launch-control function optimising acceleration from a standing start, 0-100km/h (0-62mph) is achieved in only 3.2 seconds (0-60mph in 3.1 seconds), and 0-200km/h (0-124mph) in just 9.0 seconds. The maximum speed of the McLaren GT is 326km/h (203mph). The dual-clutch, 7-speed SSG transmission is calibrated to deliver smooth, super-fast shifts



  • McLaren’s first series-production High-Performance Hybrid supercar focuses around six decades of the company’s combined racing and road-car experience and expertise into a next-generation supercar that blends ground-breaking technology with McLaren’s dedication to pure driver engagement.
  • Underpinned by the McLaren philosophy of super-lightweight engineering, the all-new Artura is the distillation of every attribute inherent in a McLaren – distinctive design, unrivalled performance, dynamic excellence and engineering innovation – with electrification now bringing the additional benefits of even faster throttle response, lower emissions and being able to run in pure EV mode for emissions-free journeys of up to 31km.
  • At the heart of the Artura’s powertrain is McLaren’s all-new, 2,993cc twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine. With a power output of 585PS – nearly 200 PS per litre – and 585Nm of torque, the dry-sump aluminium engine is compact and lightweight; at just 160kg it weighs 50kg less than a McLaren V8 and is significantly shorter, enhancing packaging efficiency.



  • McLaren Automotive presents its Ultimate Series roadster, the McLaren Elva. As the brand’s first open-cockpit road car, the Elva adds a new dimension to the range-topping Ultimate Series lineage. Like its McLaren P1TM, McLaren Senna and Speedtail predecessors, volume of the new McLaren Elva will be strictly limited: 149 are being offered for customer order.
  • The Elva name celebrates the renowned Bruce McLaren-designed M1A and McLaren-Elva M1A [Mk I], M1B [Mk II] and M1C [Mk III] of the 1960s. Produced as ‘customer’ versions of the innovative and exciting Group 7 McLaren race cars, the McLaren-Elva sportscars embodied many of the pioneering design and engineering principles that are integral to the McLaren road cars produced today.
  • The new McLaren Elva is a ferociously fast, open-cockpit, extreme two-seater with a bespoke carbon fibre chassis and body but no roof, no windscreen and no side windows. With every sensory input heightened, this is a car that exists to provide unparalleled driving pleasure on road or track.
  • A 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 from the same family of engines that powers the McLaren Senna and Senna GTR combines with the lightest vehicle weight of any road car produced by McLaren Automotive to give the superlight new Ultimate Series roadster truly breath-taking performance across the board, with extraordinary levels of acceleration, agility and driver feedback.



  • The 720S is at the core of the exclusive range of cars from McLaren Automotive, the manufacturer of luxury, high-performance supercars.
  • Lighter, faster, and even more dynamically capable than its McLaren predecessors, the 720S continues to set the benchmark for supercar excellence. With unparalleled levels of interior space and sophistication, it has a breadth and depth of abilities that involve and satisfy a driver in a way that no competitor can.
  • Rooted in aerodynamic principles applied to a beautiful form with nothing superfluous about it, the McLaren design ethos has produced some astonishing cars and the 720S – immediately and undeniably a McLaren – is one of the most distinctive and remarkable.
  • The M480T 4.0-litre engine generates a maximum of 720PS and up to 770Nm of torque, delivering truly astonishing levels of performance: standstill to 100km/h (62mph) takes less than 3 seconds and just 5 seconds later the car has passed the 200km/h (124mph) mark. Maximum speed is 341km/h (212mph). Braking is equally impressive, the 720S coming to a halt from 200km/h (124mph) in just 4.6 seconds, covering 117m. And the efficiency goes beyond velocity –the McLaren 720S delivers 12.2 litres/100km in the official WLTP combined fuel economy cycle and CO2 emissions of 276g/km.
+ Heritage

Based in Woking, Surrey, UK  McLaren automotive is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car – the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

In 2016, it announced a new hybrid hyper-GT and confirmed in 2018 that the next Ultimate car would be the Speedtail. 2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider, the new GT and the track-only McLaren Senna GTR. It also unveiled the 620R and McLaren Elva before launching the 765LT the following year.

Most recently, the company unveiled its all-new high-performance hybrid supercar, the McLaren Artura. The Artura is the first McLaren to benefit from the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA). The MCLA is designed, developed and manufactured at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region of England using world-first processes and will spearhead the brand’s electrified future.

+ Country of origin

Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom. Woking is a town situated around 40km South West of London.

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