As an English company based in Woking, it was founded by New Zealander Bruce McLaren in 1963, actually a pilot of Cooper, who gave the company its name. It is known all over the world for its numerous world titles in Formula 1. It inserted itself in the market only in 1966 together with Williams, one of the best British teams still in operation. In addition to racing cars, it has also produced road cars, which have always been objects of worship for millions of motor enthusiasts. The first car dates back to 1969: the M64, of which only two copies were created, including the one owned by the founder.
23 years later, in 1992, the F1 was presented, one of the brand’s most significant and important cars with a very high performance. Only 106 of these cars have been produced. It is still the fastest road car ever built, with a naturally aspirated engine, considered a must in the history of automotive technology. This three-seat-jewel, with the driver seat in the middle, was designed following the idea of a light driver’s cabin and bodywork built of carbon, an innovative material at the time, and it was commercially available from 1994 until 1998.
Another return to the market was made in 2011 with the MPA-12C model, which was revised two years later, in 2013, with the current 650S model in both coupé and roadster version.