McLaren has a long history within the supercar segment. First off, the McLaren Automotive is a subsidiary of the McLaren Group, which mainly focuses on Formula One. McLaren supercars have long been known to sport top-notch features — from aesthetics to design and performance, most McLaren supercars are worth its weight in gold. Of course, the most iconic of all cars from the British carmaker goes to its McLaren Longtail series.

The best way to distinguish from one McLaren supercar to a Longtail is the abbreviated ‘LT’ that is added to its name. In its purest form, the McLaren Longtail is a performance-enhanced version of a performance car, much like the Ferrari Speciale or the Lamborghini Performante. But how did it all start?