Modern McLarens are siloed into three levels: the ‘Sports Series’, the ‘Super Series’, and the ‘Ultimate Series’. All of them are outrageously capable and ludicrously fast performance cars, but, unfortunately, don’t cut the mustard for the gallery above.
Because the cars in the gallery above are a set of extra special McLarens. Though they might be too old for an official McLaren Series code, here in the TG office, we have denoted them as simply ‘amazing’. They’re the super expensive, super rare granddaddy McLaren F1s in both road and race spec.
In total, there were 69 ‘standard’ road cars (five of which were prototypes), 28 race cars (some of which have since been made road legal), three F1 GTs (the stunning road-legal ‘Longtail’), and five F1 LMs (those Papaya Orange road-racers built in honour of the five F1 GTRs that finished the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans). A selection of which recently got together for a private owners’ tour.
There was one modern McLaren that joined the party, mind. One that’s already set to be a future classic: the junior offspring of the F1 LM, the mighty P1 LM.
It doesn’t need an introduction, but we’ll give it one anyway, as it’s one of the fastest cars to have ever set a lap around That German Circuit. Earlier this year when the world was at ‘Maximum Nürburgring’, the McLaren P1 LM set a time of 6m 43.2s. Which was utter madness.
It joined what has to be the world’s finest conga line; a family gathering ultimatus. Check out all the images above and tell us which is your favourite livery in the comments below.
Photography: Alex Penfold