McLaren has come a long way in making road cars. The British automaker is an icon when it comes to its efforts in the world of motorsports, but the brand’s road-going cars aren’t household names yet.
For enthusiasts that aren’t up to speed, the five-minute video below offers a crash course on McLaren’s cars.
Cars Evolution is known for making helpful videos that provide an easy-to-understand history of cars, like the one it recently did on the Chevrolet Corvette. For this video, the YouTube channel decided to cover the exotic world of McLaren.
The video covers the brand’s road cars from 1970 to 2018, so everything from the M6GT to the Senna is included. As we’ve come to except from the channel, there’s quite a lot of information. The 1970 MSGT, for example, was powered by a Chevrolet LT1 5.7-liter V8 engine. The American motor was good four 370-horsepower and helped propel the car to a top speed of 165 mph.
While seeing the design of the vehicles evolve over the 48-year period is amusing, hearing how the engines changed is a little more enjoyable. The MSGT, thanks to its Chevrolet engine, sounds like a muscle car, in stark contrast to the throatier 675LT.
The video offers a few more in-depth facts on some of the vehicles, and even a couple of details about the legendary Bruce McLaren himself.
When it comes to McLaren, the glorious F1 always comes to mind. But, as this video reveals, that there are a lot of other exciting vehicles being built at Woking.