McLaren F1 – The Ultimate Super Car

Posted on August 2, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

The McLaren F1 was the fastest super cars of its time. Produced from 1993 to 1998, there are only 100 of these fine cars ever produced. It was the fastest car ever produced (over 242 mph) until it was beaten in 2005 Koenigsegg CCR.

Gordon Murray first came up with the concept of the McLaren F1 after the 1988 Italian Grand Prix. Just four years later, the prototype was unveiled at a The Sporting Club in Monaco.

According to Gordon Murray, the car was never designed to break records, but rather be the ultimate driving car. That being said, the car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds.

Want to go really fast?

The McLaren F1 is able to hit 200 miles per hour from a dead stop in less than 30 seconds. This is achieved by the 627 hp V12 motor built by BMW specifically for this car. The car body is also made from a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis – one of the first production cars to do this.

All in all the McLaren F1 can be summed up in the following statement:

Light body + huge power = Ultimate Supercar







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