McLaren has celebrated 20 years of its iconic F1 supercar by gathering 21 of the 106 variants built at a special event at the McLaren technology Centre.

The firm invited current and former F1 owners to the MTC to a special dinner and to witness the F1 display, which was the largest number of F1s ever assembled in one place.

McLaren first announced its plans to build a supercar in 1988 and development on the F1 began in 1990. Two years later, the first concept was launched and the first production example was delivered in 1994.

McLaren is celebrating 20 years of the F1 with a series of special events this year, including a large display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

Goodwood will also be the location for the world public debut of its new MP4-12C, which will launch in the UK early next year.

Ron Dennis described the F1 as a “technical tour-de-force and a real triumph in terms of packaging and design”.

“I enjoy driving mine more today than ever before because I find its technical purity highly satisfying,” he said. “The F1 remains one of McLaren’s proudest achievements.”