Legacy Models: McLaren M6GT
It Started Here
Designed by the McLaren founder, Bruce McLaren, the M6GT was built to the highest specification to deliver the world’s ultimate sports car.
Bruce was keen to more than just a racing driving, using his knowledge and skills as an innovator, designer and entrepreneur to design a model that became the inspiration decades later for the legendary McLaren F1.
Using only the latest developments in race car engineering, the McLaren M6GT was the fastest road car in the world, with a power output of 370bhp whilst delivering the fastest acceleration and an estimated top speed of 165mph. Performance, handling and safety were at the top of Bruce’s priority list when designing the M6GT. Bruce’s plan was to produce 250 examples of the model, however, that dream died with Bruce and only one was built.
Used by Bruce to commute to work and attend race meetings, the M6GT has some quirky features, such as manually operated lights that could be raised and lowered. The original model was in a striking red colour with elegantly sporty dihedral doors, which made entering and exiting the car a lot easier for the both the driver and passenger. The smooth lines featured on the exterior of the M6GT were to become truly iconic features of the McLaren brand – and recognisable as true supercar body language.