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Saturday, April 30, 2016

McLaren Offering Up Immaculate F1 Supercar, For a Price

McLaren Offering Up Immaculate F1 Supercar, For a Price

Posted on 30 April 2016 by Andrew T. Maness

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In the final year of F1 production, McLaren only built 64 examples of its fames road car. Now, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is offering you the chance to buy chassis #069. Of course you’re going to need some very, very deep pockets if you want to bring this beauty home, because the 60th car to roll out of the Woking, England, shop between 1993 and 1998 isn’t going to be anywhere remotely close to affordable for anyone not in the 1%.

This example of the sublime F1 is offered with just 2,800 miles on it, and has been maintained by MSO’s Heritage division. The magnesium 17-inch wheels are coated in black, and pair perfectly with the Carbon Black paint. In the cockpit, the stealth theme continues with a black and red leather central driver’s seat, and the passenger seats are upholstered in black Alcantara. The fitted luggage, Facom titanium lightweight tool kit, and Facom tool box are not pictured in the McLaren press release, but I’d wager all it’s all black as well.

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Beyond looking supremely badass, the F1 has all the go to backup the show. The hand built 6.1-liter V12 rests in an engine bay lined with gold, and rolls on a full carbon fibre chassis, the first road car to do so. With a combination of a 627-horsepower motor, and a 2,500-lb curb weight, it’s no surprise that it broke the record for fastest production road car with a speed of 242.8 mph, and still holds the title for fastest naturally-aspirated production road car ever built. Oh, and if you care about such things, it does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, and 0-100 in 6.3 seconds.

Bottom line: it’s stupid fast, stupid pretty, and stupid expensive.

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The 1990s were littered with automotive failures, and the supercar segment was no exception. The Jaguar XJ220, Bugatti EB110, and Ferrari F50 (come at me bro!) haven’t aged as well as the McLaren F1. It’s the sole exception to the rule. How a small company from the U.K. primarily know for building Formula 1 cars is still beyond my comprehension.