Sculpted from the legendary M6A which had turned the 1967 Can-Am Series into a McLaren procession, the M6GT was destined to be the company's first supercar.
Developed to realize Bruce McLaren's dream of producing a car capable of winning the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, it allied a closed-cockpit fiberglass body and 370-bhp Chevrolet V8 engine capable of 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 180mph with an M6A's aluminum-alloy monocoque chassis and front-and-rear double wishbone suspension.
The first of three prototypes was produced in January 1969, with one of the trio seeing competitive action at the hands of British driver David Prophet. However, due to homologation problems and Bruce McLaren's death in 1970, production of the M6GT was ultimately cancelled and its creator's Le Mans dream wasn't to be realized until the F1's memorable victory 25 years later.
Sadly only one factory-built model remains, so the only way most of us are going to get to climb inside the imagination of a true automotive pioneer is to purchase one of our faithfully-recreated M6GTs and let it loose on the Simraceway tracks.