McLaren Rental Los Angeles
McLaren is one of the most respected names in motoring. From their highly successful motorsports division to their record-breaking streetcars, they are easily one of the most legendary automotive brands, on par with Ferrari or Lamborghini. Since McLaren is based in the unglamorous English county of Surrey rather than the exciting Mediterannean provinces of their Italian rivals, their vehicles don’t seem to have the same sex appeal to many people.
However, once you get behind the wheel of a McLaren 570S and take it for a spin around Los Angeles, you will discover that it is on the same level—if not a higher one—than its Italian counterparts. As for sex appeal, once you see all the admiring looks that it gets, you will realize that it is one of the most appealing cars on the road. So, if you want to experience the 570S for yourself, head to Lion Heart Lifestyle to find out what all the fuss is about.
History of McLaren
McLaren Automotive was founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren, a driver, engineer, and inventor from New Zealand. Before the founding of this company, he was a highly successful race car driver, winning several Formula 1 races as well as the 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race. In 1963 he founded the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd. and in 1965 he created his own racing team after having raced successfully for other teams.
That success would continue as he would rack up more victories while driving for his own team in his own cars. He and his race cars also experienced a lot of success in the Can-Am sports car racing series during the late ’60s. McLaren was the rare individual who was both a gifted driver and a gifted engineer as he devised ways to make his vehicles more aerodynamic, greatly increasing their speed. Unfortunately, he died in a car accident in 1970 while testing one of his prototypes. He was only 32 years old, but he left behind a motorsport and sports car legacy that endures to this day.
McLaren continues to be a force in Formula 1 but their heyday was in the period stretching from the mid-’80s to the late ’90s when they won a succession of drivers and constructors championships. They experienced more success from the late ’90s through to the mid-2000’s when they once again won various drivers and constructors championships. During this time, their engines were supplied by Mercedes, which is a collaboration that would prove fruitful for both companies both on and off the track.
McLaren was mostly a motorsport company, but in 1992 they released what would go on to become one of the all-time greatest road cars: The McLaren F1. At the time, the supercar scene was dominated by the usual suspects at Ferrari and Lamborghini, but McLaren arrived to disrupt the old guard with the F1. When it debuted, the McLaren F1 was the fastest production vehicle in the world, capable of an astonishing top speed of 240 MPH, a 0 to 60 MPH time of 3.2 seconds, and a 0 to 100 MPH time of just 6.3 seconds.
The McLaren F1 also had a unique three-seat setup with the driver’s seat and steering wheel in the middle, rather than on the left or right, and two passenger seats on either side of the driver’s seat. Production ended on the F1 in 1998 and only 106 of them were ever produced. Even today, the McLaren F1 remains one of the fastest vehicles ever made; the number of cars that are faster is in the single digits, though their prices are in the seven-digit range.
Current McLaren Models
While the F1 cemented McLaren as an automotive force to be reckoned with, they didn’t make another production vehicle until 2010. However, in the interim, they extended their close partnership with Mercedes to create the Mercedes McLaren SLR. It was sold from 2003 to 2010 and was Mercedes Benz’s first foray into supercar territory in decades. Granted, the SLR was more of a GT, but it still had supercar level performance. The SLR proved that McLaren still had what it takes to create an impressive sports car, and in 2010 they showed the world what they could do on their own.
Originally called the MP4-12C, this sports car was launched in 2011 and ended production in 2014. It was available in a coupe and spider models and was a huge success that marked McLaren’s independent return to the creation of road cars. It was a credible addition to a supercar scene that was dominated by Ferrari and Lamborghini and was a fierce rival to their 458 and Gallardo models respectively. It may not have had the exciting looks of those two vehicles—though it was hardly unattractive—but it certainly had the performance to give them a scare. The 12C can accelerate to 60 MPH in 2.8 seconds and has a max speed of 207 MPH. The 12C was a great vehicle, but it was just the beginning.
The 12C was followed by the 650S, which lasted from 2014 to 2017, and while it was a great car, it was very similar to its predecessor, the 12C. In fact, the 650S was only 25% new compared to the 12C. The 720S, launched in 2017, was 91% new and thus, is a more notable model than the 650S. The 720S is a more striking vehicle than the 12C or 650S and has the performance to match those looks. It has a 710 HP V8 engine that is capable of accelerating the car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 212 MPH. This time around, the McLaren’s rivals were the Lamborghini Huracan and the Ferrari 488 and its performance made it a close match for both of them. The 720S truly sealed McLaren’s place as one of the superpowers of the supercar industry.
The McLaren P1 is notable for being a hybrid hypercar, you would think that this was a rare breed of vehicle, but it came out at the time when Ferrari and Porsche also unveiled their hybrid supercars, the LaFerrari, and 918 Spyder. The hybrid nature of these vehicles means that they are slightly more efficient gas guzzlers than regular supercars, but their real innovation is they’re lower than average CO2 emissions, which make them environmentally friendly even as they are tearing down the track. The P1 and the other hybrid hypercars are proof that there is still room for innovation and advancement in this rarefied realm of automobiles.
The 570S is the current McLaren supercar and is sometimes called the baby McLaren because it is smaller than its bigger brothers. But there is nothing childish about it, since it can generate some big boy numbers. Numbers like 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 204 MPH, all powered by a 562 HP engine. The 570S is posited as the entry-level McLaren so it is a great everyday driver as opposed to a weekend racetrack hero, though it can do that too. The steering and brake feel mean that anyone can get behind the wheel and feel like a top-class race car driver. The 570S confirms McLaren’s status as one of the top supercar manufacturers in the world since they have now made a vehicle for every segment of the supercar market.
Rent The 570S From Lion Heart Lifestyle
The 570S is the perfect driver’s car and the best way to experience it for yourself is by renting one from LionHeart Lifestyle and taking it for a cruise around the streets of LA. You get to enjoy the epitome of motoring without having to worry about the running costs associated with owning such a vehicle. McLaren is an automotive legend on the track and off it; you will likely never get to experience their on-track prowess, but the 570S will give you a good idea of why they are the rulers of the street as well as the racetrack.