OCTOBER 20, 1997
Ron's sound barrier dreams go boom
McLaren announced back in December 1993 that it intended to build a car to rival Thrust and Dennis reckoned that his team could produce a car - called Maverick - capable of traveling at 850mph. The plan was for a two and a half year program involving a special company called McLaren Advanced Vehicles, headed by project director Bob Bell.
The project never took off and earlier this year Bell quit the team to work with Benetton in F1.