Taking control of a super line of super cars
Mark Smyth spoke with Andreas Bareis, the new Super Series vehicle line director for McLaren
The birth of the MP4-12C totally changed McLaren. Until then, the company, started by founder Bruce McLaren, was famous mostly for its motor sport successes but also for one model, the legendary McLaren F1. Since the arrival of the MP4-12C in 2011, things have moved so fast for the company and the cars, that it has hardly looked back, except of course for the occasional moment of nostalgia. Today it has its Track 22 strategy and part of that is releasing one new model every year until 2022. Some of these are its hypercars such as the Senna which was recently launched. Six or seven of these $1m performance machines are heading to SA, but as if that is not astonishing enough, another two of the track-focused GTR versions are also coming here.
But the Senna and the upcoming BP23 Ultimate Series model sit at the top of the company’s line-up, giving McLaren something to really shout about at a time when it cannot shout about its F1 campaign. The hypercars are the cherry on top cars...