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McLaren F1

Mclaren F1

Mclaren F1

Mclaren F1

Year 1993
Engine 6064 cc V-12
Transmission 6-speed RWD
Max speed 231 mph
0-60 mph 3.1 seconds
Horsepower 609 - 627 bhp
weight 1138 kg, 2500 lbs

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 the heat.

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.


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