McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 is more than just a fast car. This is a car that has made its stable mark in automotive history.

Having had the advantage with some of the most best and impeccable engineering of its time, it was a watershed moment for the automotive industry, specially when the likes of McLaren, Lambo's, and a host others continue to push the pedal to the metal.

McLaren F1 - 3 different variations

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe Base Price: $970,000.00
Dimensions
Length: 168.9 in. (428 cm) Width: 71.7 in. (182 cm)
Height: 44.9 in. (114 cm) Wheel Base: 107 in. (271.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 2513 lbs (1140 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: V12 Mid Engine RWD Displacement: 6064 cc
Horsepower: 627 HP Max RPM: 7400 RPM
Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds Maximum Speed: 240 mph (386 km/h)

Performance

On the engine department, Murray wanted a naturally aspirated engine that allows it to be more reliable and easy to manipulate. After going through some candidates, the McLaren team settled on a BMW-designed 6.0 liter V12 engine that weighs in at 266 kilograms and yet generates 627 horsepower.

Having a powerful engine means producing a lot of heat on the engine compartment that may damage the carbon fiber parts. McLaren’s solution? They had the compartment plated by gold foil for insulation. Combined with the frame’s light frame, the power to weight ratio of the McLaren F1 can only be described as amazing: 550 horsepower per ton.

McLaren F1 LM driving

It is no secret that one of the most time tested formulas in performance vehicles is to have high power and low weight. It is interesting how the McLaren F1 attained its low weight. For starters, this is the first production car to use a monocoque chassis made out of carbon fiber. In addition, other components of the car such as the body, interior, and all those other parts are made out of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber, titanium, and Kevlar just to name a few.

Getting its inspiration from the Honda NSX, they improved the ride quality of the car as to get the perfect balance between handling and comfort, performance and usability. And to top it off, it proves its excellence in safety during a crash while testing, and the test driver, rumored to be wearing just a shirt and shorts, left the crash unscathed.

McLaren F1 doors open

History

It all started when a car designer by the name of Gordon Murray, the same guy who designed Formula 1 cars for both Brabham and McLaren. Its blueprint was quite simple: it is light, it is streamlined, and it incorporates a host of proprietary technologies that most supercar manufacturers took literally decades to match.

The first thing that you will notice about this car is that it is unconventionally designed. Possessing a unique 3 seater configuration, the driver is situated at the center of the interior, with 2 passenger seats flanked along the back of the driver. This configuration allows for maximum visibility. But there are modifications that were done on this car.

For a very long time, the McLaren F1 had been the world’s fastest car, and even now, it is still very difficult to beat. Zero to 62 mph, it comes in at 3.2 seconds, 0 to 100 miles per hour comes at 6.3 seconds, and has a top speed of 248 mph. But this car is more than just that. The McLaren F1 has set a standard in the sports car industry.

McLaren F1 GTR

Featuring many innovative techniques that had been way ahead of its time, it is one of the greatest cars ever built. Indeed, it lived up to Gordon Murray’s dream of building the ultimate road car.

  • Josh

    You’re crazy! lambos are sexy and all but dont go saying that it looks that much better then the mcflaren F1! this car is a legend it doesnt need it’s body to be changed! besides seleen S7 looks sexier then most lambos all on its on…. oh wait did i mention how fast these cars go? 🙂

  • Michael

    someone your an absolute idiot this car is way better than any french or italian car

  • Endurance

    Is a nice car and i would have like it having it in my father house in nigeria in benin city

  • its ok, but i dont no y its no. 3..its not as cool as Lamborghinies or Bargatti’s!

  • isyuvgtinyegv

    I can’t beleive McLaren works with Mercedes because McLaren is too epic to work with anyone else.

  • k…

    black mclearn is best

  • nick31

    my dream car i hope i will eventully have enough soon

  • zohaib babar

    As to buy it is my dream so i am having $99.00 already. i will soon have it from ur company.

  • zohaib babar

    The car is great,i ‘m inspired of it bcz of my favorite game need for speed!

  • FatClutch

    The Bugattai is the most horrible thing I ever seen,I wouldn’t want it ,even if you gave it to me,my dream is to see one or two in a demolition derby

  • Klingman

    I’m saving up my money to buy one, I already have $112.78 .

  • Michael

    nice and well made car,best car as well

  • Josh

    My name in josh monday. I live on odell drive. i play with your mommies and love it. i love u guys a lot. i am gy

  • bob

    i love sucking YOUR MUMS PUSSY 😀

  • McLaren Man

    The Mclaren F1 is simply the greatest car ever built, and I’m not saying that because it is my favorite, but because how many cars are naturally aspirated, and can go 200+ mph(241) and has the central driving position?
    I believe not one person point out any other car in the world, it is just amazing.

  • This is my second favorite car, it sits under the Porsche 959

  • patrick

    Here is my order of my favorite cars eveer: 1. Mclaren F1, 2. Jajuar XJ220, 3, CCX. Now the fastest cars in the world are, 1. CCXR, Areo which is a peace of crap, Then The Veron which is super ugly. 5. The best car ever is the Mclaren F1 as 5.

  • GERALD W. MURRAY

    WHAT IF A CAR USES INERTIA TO SHIFT THE WEIGHT SLIGHTLY AGAINST THE CORNERING CENTRIFICAL FORCE WITH MERCURY BALLASTS BY MERCURY SWITCHES TO PULL DOWN THE “TOE-OUT” PROBLEM BACK TO THE PROPER LEVEL OF THE ROAD DURING CORNERING.

  • vineet

    My favourite car. My dream car. I loved this car since 2002. Very speed. Very very sexy

  • Michael

    best car ever