Within the last few years, the car has skyrocketed in value as well. From its original astronomical price tag of $810,000 in 1994, a McLaren F1—even one that’s been wrecked twice like Rowan Atkinson’s was—is now worth eight figures any day of the week.
According to Business Insider, Jay Leno has routinely been offered $11 million for his car, which was the very first in the U.S., and just last month, a McLaren F1 LM sold for $13.75 million in Monterey, California, during Car Week.
However, the car isn’t just about an insane price tag, or the ludicrous speeds which it can achieve, it’s also about all the little technical aspects and racing pedigree that once put McLaren on the map. And that’s part of why we love it.
To better illustrate the McLaren F1’s nuances, Business Insider designed the graphic above, highlighting the cars details and intricacies that set it apart from other supercars of the same era.
Details like the three-abreast seating arrangement which puts the driver in the center of the cars cockpit, or gold-plated engine compartment. These are the details that add up to a car that captures the imagination of gear heads everywhere. Take a closer look at the infographic, you might just learn something new.