||609 - 627
|| 1138 kg,
The Mclaren F1 story began back in 1988 with Mclaren's decision
to create the ultimate road going supercar. The design team,
headed by Gordon Murray, was not constricted by budget or expenses
and the stylish body panels penned by Peter Stevens hid some
of the most advanced technology of the time.
The 6 litre V12 engine was engineered from scratch by BMW's
motorsport division and it developed between 609 - 627 horsepower
depending on spec. The five Mclaren F1 LM's constructed used the Mclaren F1
GTR racing engine and were the most powerful road going cars
at 680 horsepower.
One of the most important aspects of the Mclaren F1's design
was weight, and the Mclaren F1 team had a target weight of just
1000 kgs (2205 lbs). To hit this goal every component of the
F1 was specifically designed to be as light as possible. The
body was made from carbon
fiber and the engine bay was lined with gold leaf to reflect
Inside, the three seat layout of the Mclaren F1 was a unique
solution few cars have emulated since even though it was practical
and improved the drivers experience.
In testing the Mclaren F1 achieved record breaking performance
figures, 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, 0-100 mph in 6.3 seconds,
and a top speed of 231 mph.
In total 100 Mclaren F1 supercar's were produced, the initial
goal had been to create 300.
Similar and related vehicles:
McLaren F1 GT
McLaren F1 LM
McLaren M6 GT
McLaren M Eleven B concept
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Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 GT
Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 S Roadster
Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster