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McLaren Automotive (previously McLaren Cars) is an English automaker established in 1989 with the object of producing road cars based on Formula One technology. It works closely with the Team McLaren Formula One constructor and is part of the McLaren Group.

The company's first car was the McLaren F1, a sports car and also a supercar priced at £640,000. The F1 was a three seat coupe with the driver situated in the middle of the car. Production of the original F1 began in 1992. Production of the McLaren F1 drew to a close in May 1998, with a total production of 100 cars. The F1 previously held the record for the fastest production car ever made, with an independently measured top speed of 241.35 mph (391 km/h). It has a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds. This has been bettered by the Koenigsegg CCX, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Saleen S7, and the SSC Ultimate Aero TT. However, the F1 is naturally aspirated while the CCX, Veyron and SSC Aero are not.

In 1999, McLaren agreed to design and manufacture the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in conjunction with Daimler Chrysler. The SLR has a 5.5 Liter Supercharged V8 engine that produces 626 bhp (467 kW). In 2006 McLaren developed the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition that creates (480 kW; 660 PS), with a top speed of 340 km/h, and in 2007, the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Convertible was announced.

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