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Founded in 1985 in Britain, McLaren is a luxury vehicle manufacturer currently based in Woking, England. Most well known for its line of supercars, the company is also famous for its numerous racing victories. McLaren has won 12 total Formula One Drivers' Championships with seven drivers: Emerson Fittipaldi in 1974, James Hunt in 1976, Niki Lauda in 1984, Alain Prost in 1985, 1986, and 1989, Aryton Senna in 1988, 1990, and 1991, Mika Häkkinen in 1998 and 1999, and Lewis Hamilton in 2008.
McLaren's first race vehicle was the M1A, of which 24 models were built. Several versions of the M1A were made, including those with a small-block and big-block engine. All were made with a tubular space frame chassis. Today, Mclaren makes a variety of supercars, including the Speedtail, Sabre, Senna, 600LT, 650S, 675LT, 720S, 765LT, GT, and P1. Because of the incredibly high price of its vehicles, McLaren's yearly sales tend only to reach the low thousands. The company had its highest global sales in recent years in 2017 when they sold 3,340.
McLaren recently announced it intends to release 19 new vehicles, part of a plan it has created to convert its line to entirely hybrid vehicles by 2025. The company has invested $1.6 billion to help this plan reach fruition, including researching new battery tech that will allow for lighter batteries with fast charging and high power capacities.