McLaren Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: When was McLaren Cars initially founded?
A: 1985
B: 1992
C: 2010
D: 1990
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: McLaren Cars, the predecessor to McLaren Automotive, was founded in 1985.

2: What is the main product of McLaren Automotive?
A: Motorcycles
B: Sports cars
C: Trucks
D: Electric bikes
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: McLaren Automotive primarily produces sports cars.

3: Who is the founder of McLaren Automotive?
A: Bruce McLaren
B: Michael Leiters
C: Ron Dennis
D: Robert Melville
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Ron Dennis founded McLaren Automotive in 2010.

4: Where is the headquarters of McLaren Automotive located?
A: London, England
B: Birmingham, England
C: Manchester, England
D: Woking, England
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The headquarters of McLaren Automotive is in Woking, England.

5: Who currently serves as the CEO of McLaren Automotive?
A: Robert Melville
B: Gordon Murray
C: Michael Leiters
D: Ron Dennis
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Michael Leiters is the current Chief Executive Officer.

6: What significant race did Bruce McLaren win at age 22?
A: Monaco Grand Prix
B: Australian Grand Prix
C: US Grand Prix
D: British Grand Prix
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Bruce McLaren won the US Grand Prix at age 22.

7: In which year did McLaren Automotive become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the McLaren Group?
A: 1992
B: 2010
C: 2017
D: 2000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: McLaren Automotive became a wholly-owned subsidiary in 2017.

8: What is the model designation of McLaren’s first true sports car?
A: F1
B: MP4/1
C: 570S
D: 650S
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The McLaren F1 was the company’s first true sports car.

9: What year did McLaren launch the 12C sports car?
A: 2010
B: 2011
C: 2012
D: 2013
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The 12C was launched in 2011.

10: Which division of McLaren focuses on bespoke modifications and customizations?
A: McLaren GT
B: McLaren Racing
C: McLaren Special Operations
D: McLaren Technology Centre
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: McLaren Special Operations handles bespoke customizations.

11: What is the first model in McLaren’s Ultimate Series?
A: 720S
B: P1
C: 570S
D: 675LT
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The P1 is the first model in the Ultimate Series.

12: What is the primary material used in McLaren’s car monocoques?
A: Aluminum
B: Steel
C: Carbon fiber
D: Titanium
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: McLaren pioneered the use of carbon fiber for its car monocoques.

13: Which facility produces the carbon fiber chassis for McLaren’s road cars?
A: McLaren Technology Centre
B: Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham
C: Woking Production Centre
D: McLaren Racing Division
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham produces the carbon fiber chassis.

14: What year did McLaren’s hybrid sports car, the Speedtail, debut?
A: 2018
B: 2019
C: 2020
D: 2017
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Speedtail, a hybrid sports car, debuted in 2020.

15: In what country was McLaren’s Formula One founder born?
A: England
B: Australia
C: New Zealand
D: Canada
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Bruce McLaren was born in Auckland, New Zealand.

16: What is the top speed of the McLaren prototype M6GT?
A: 150 mph
B: 165 mph
C: 200 mph
D: 180 mph
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The M6GT had an estimated top speed of 165 mph.

17: Which model is included in McLaren’s GT Series released in 2019?
A: 650S
B: 540C
C: GT
D: Senna
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: McLaren released the GT in 2019.

18: What project did McLaren and DaimlerChrysler collaborate on?
A: MP4/1
B: P1
C: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
D: 570S Spider
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was a collaboration with DaimlerChrysler.

19: Which car introduced in 2016 allows participants to train in the Arctic Circle?
A: 650S
B: 570S
C: P1TM
D: 540C
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The “Pure McLaren Arctic Experience” uses the 570S.

20: Who opened the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in 2018?
A: Bruce McLaren
B: The Duke of Cambridge, Duchess of Cambridge, and Crown Prince of Bahrain
C: Ron Dennis
D: Robert Melville
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: They officially opened the McLaren Composites Technology Centre.

21: What racing series did McLaren dominate with their M1B car?
A: Formula 1
B: Indy 500
C: Can-Am championship
D: Le Mans
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The M1B car dominated the Can-Am championship.

22: Which McLaren car is known for its speed from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds?
A: F1
B: SLR McLaren
C: 720S
D: 570S
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The SLR McLaren accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

23: Which McLaren series includes the 720S and the 720S Spider?
A: Sports Series
B: Super Series
C: Ultimate Series
D: GT Series
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Both models are part of the Super Series.

24: In which year was the McLaren 720S introduced?
A: 2016
B: 2015
C: 2017
D: 2018
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 720S was introduced in 2017.

25: What racing team did Bruce McLaren start his career with?
A: Jaguar
B: Ferrari
C: Cooper Cars
D: Aston Martin
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Bruce McLaren started with Cooper Cars.

26: Who mentored Bruce McLaren when he moved to the United Kingdom?
A: Enzo Ferrari
B: Jack Brabham
C: Niki Lauda
D: Jackie Stewart
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Jack Brabham was Bruce McLaren’s mentor.

27: What type of car did McLaren design after his victories in F3?
A: M2B
B: M6GT
C: 570S
D: P1
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: He was designing and testing the M6GT.

28: Which McLaren model is known to have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966?
A: MP4/1
B: M1B
C: Ford GT40 (driven by McLaren)
D: 650S
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Bruce McLaren won Le Mans driving a Ford GT40.

29: What year did Bruce McLaren die in a car accident?
A: 1965
B: 1970
C: 1980
D: 1990
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Bruce McLaren died in 1970.

30: When was the “Driver to Europe” scheme that brought Bruce McLaren to the UK initiated?
A: 1955
B: 1960
C: 1958
D: 1970
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: He arrived in the UK in 1958 under the “Driver to Europe” scheme.

31: What is the name of McLaren’s division responsible for all GT and track activities?
A: McLaren Automotive
B: McLaren Racing
C: McLaren GT
D: McLaren Special Operations
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: McLaren GT handles all GT and track activities.

32: Which McLaren model marked the company’s foray into the children’s car market?
A: 650S Spider
B: 570S
C: P1TM
D: 540C
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The P1TM was a model designed for children.

33: In what year did McLaren Automotive announce the development of a powerful battery for Formula E?
A: 2015
B: 2018
C: 2016
D: 2020
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: They announced the development in 2016.

34: What does “LT” stand for in McLaren’s model naming system?
A: Limited Time
B: Long Tail
C: Light Turbo
D: Luxury Tourer
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: “LT” stands for Long Tail.

35: Which McLaren series includes the Senna and Senna GTR?
A: Sports Series
B: Ultimate Series
C: Super Series
D: GT Series
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Both models are part of the Ultimate Series.

36: What significant feature does the McLaren Artura have?
A: V8 engine
B: Hybrid powertrain
C: Supercharged engine
D: Convertible roof
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Artura features a hybrid powertrain.

37: How much did McLaren invest in the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in 2017?
A: £10m
B: £30m
C: £50m
D: £100m
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: McLaren invested £50m.

38: Which of the following is NOT a part of McLaren’s core model range (Super Series)?
A: 650S
B: 675LT
C: 600LT
D: 720S
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 600LT is part of the Sports Series, not Super Series.

39: What year did McLaren release the 675LT model?
A: 2014
B: 2015
C: 2017
D: 2016
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The 675LT was released in 2016.

40: Which car marked McLaren’s return to car manufacturing after becoming dormant?
A: MP4-12C
B: 570S
C: F1
D: 650S
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: McLaren returned with the MP4-12C.

41: Who is McLaren’s Design Director as of the latest update?
A: Michael Leiters
B: Robert Melville
C: Ron Dennis
D: Gordon Murray
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Robert Melville is the current Design Director.

42: In what year was the McLaren F1 launched?
A: 1990
B: 1992
C: 1995
D: 2000
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The McLaren F1 was launched in 1992.

43: What vehicle replaced the original McLaren Cars company in 2010?
A: MP4-12C
B: 650S
C: McLaren Automotive
D: 570S
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: McLaren Automotive replaced McLaren Cars in 2010.

44: Which milestone did Bruce McLaren achieve in the Can-Am championship?
A: Won 24 races
B: debuted first formula car
C: 43 victories, dominated
D: None of the above
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: McLaren dominated the Can-Am championship with 43 victories.

45: What is the name of McLaren’s children’s sports car launched in September 2016?
A: 570S
B: P1TM
C: 650S
D: 540C
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The P1TM is the children’s sports car launched in 2016.

46: Which McLaren GT car claimed the first win in the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone for the 650S GT3?
A: Tekno Autosports
B: Von Ryan Racing
C: Rotherham Racing
D: Surrey Speedsters
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Von Ryan Racing claimed the first win.

47: Which model retroactively became part of McLaren’s Super Series after initial release?
A: MP4-12C
B: 720S
C: F1
D: P1
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The 12C retroactively became part of the Super Series.

48: Which McLaren series names cars based on power output in PS (metric horsepower)?
A: GT Series
B: Ultimate Series
C: Super Series
D: Sports Series
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Sports Series names cars based on power output in PS.

49: What collaboration vehicle was produced between 2003 and 2009 in association with Mercedes-Benz?
A: P1
B: 650S
C: SLR McLaren
D: 570S
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The SLR McLaren was produced in collaboration.

50: Which McLaren model was designed to be a successor to the F1?
A: 675LT
B: 650S
C: Speedtail
D: 720S
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Speedtail is the successor to the original F1.

51: What is unique about the Solus GT launched in 2023?
A: V12 engine
B: Hybrid powertrain
C: Track-only sports car
D: Convertible design
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Solus GT is a track-only sports car.

52: How long after its founding did McLaren Automotive release the 570S?
A: 5 years
B: 1 year
C: 10 years
D: 15 years
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The 570S was released five years after McLaren Automotive’s founding.

53: What was the first model built under McLaren GT’s customer program?
A: MP4-12C
B: 12C GT3
C: 650S GT3
D: 570S GT4
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The first model built was the 12C GT3.

54: In what year did McLaren first use carbon fiber in race car design?
A: 1980
B: 1981
C: 1988
D: 1990
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: McLaren first used carbon fiber in the MP4/1 in 1981.

55: What model re-launched McLaren Automotive as a standalone manufacturer in 2010?
A: P1
B: SLR McLaren
C: MP4-12C
D: 570S
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The MP4-12C re-launched McLaren Automotive.

56: Which series in McLaren’s lineup includes longtail (LT) models?
A: Sports Series
B: Super Series
C: Ultimate Series
D: GT Series
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Sports Series includes LT models.

57: What type of engine powers the current McLaren GT?
A: V6
B: V8
C: Hybrid V6
D: Electric
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The current McLaren GT is powered by a V8 engine.

58: What was Bruce McLaren’s age when he won his first race in an Austin 7 Ulster?
A: 18
B: 22
C: 15
D: 20
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Bruce McLaren was 15 when he won his first race.

59: Which McLaren model is the last to be powered solely by an internal combustion engine?
A: 720S
B: 650S
C: 750S
D: P1
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 750S is the last model solely powered by an internal combustion engine.

60: What type of engine did the McLaren F1 have?
A: V6
B: V8
C: V10
D: V12
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The McLaren F1 was powered by a V12 engine.

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