McLaren’s next street car venture came in 1980, when it teamed up with Ford
to make a special McLaren Mustang. The resulting car was an incredible technological achievement, but also horrifyingly expensive. Just 250 units were planned, but the high price made the car so unappealing that only 10 ended up being built, including the prototype. But it’s not likely that this bothered anyone at McLaren for long, as the mid-Eighties to early Nineties were a golden age of sorts for McLaren in F1. From 1984 to 1991, McLaren won every F1 championship save one (1987) thanks to the driving of Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna.