McLaren quiz – how well do you know the British supercar maker?

Can you correctly answer questions about the McLaren F1, P1 and more?

It’s been five or so years since McLaren launched the MP4-12C, later renamed to just 12C. The car’s carbonfibre tub, ingenious chassis and powerful 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine were sufficient to get people’s attention, and were certainly enough to worry Ferrari.

Of course, the MP4-12C wasn’t the first McLaren to upset the supercar establishment. In 1992 McLaren unveiled its incredible F1. Its central driving position, naturally aspirated 6-litre V12 and 240mph top speed were enough to see it declared one of the greatest cars of all time. The MP4-12C didn’t follow in the footsteps of the F1, though. As impressive as the 12C was, we didn’t fall for it in quite the same way as the F1, but then again it wasn’t a record-breaking hypercar.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

The 12C may not have walked away with every award and group test win but McLaren’s subsequent models have shown how the firm has matured over the past few years. This is perhaps best demonstrated by the McLaren 675LT finishing second in our 2015 Car of the Year test. It was placed ahead of the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a car that in previous forms had won every eCoty test it had taken part in. McLaren’s junior supercar, the 570S, has also proved to be a tough contender, beating the Audi R8 V10 Plus and Porsche 911 Turbo in an evo test.

In the spirit of McLaren’s current ascendency, we’ve created a quiz that’s just as formidable. Good luck.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Most Popular

Best Buys

Best sports cars 2020

If you value driving thrills but can't stretch to the price of a true supercar, a sports car could be the ideal middle ground
29 Nov 2019

RM Sotheby's Abu Dhabi auction highlights

Yet another RM Sotheby’s auction is on the horizon, and we’ve picked out the top lots 
29 Nov 2019
Jaguar F-Type

2020 Jaguar F-type revealed 

An updated Jaguar F-type has been revealed with a consolidated engine range and new front end
2 Dec 2019
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N versus Hyundai i30 TCR

Can Dickie Meaden beat Steve Sutcliffe in a straight(ish) race? We sent them to the Circuit Nuvolari with a pair of Hyundai i30 Ns to find out.
20 Sep 2019