McLaren F1 is a true legend. Still, after 20 years there is no faster normally aspirated production road car in the world. F1 GTR is the only car, which won Formula 1 World Championship, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours. Furthermore, this was the first production road car to use a full carbon fibre monocoque.

The first McLaren F1 car was launched on 28th May 1992 and delivered to its happy owner in December 1993.

McLaren is a pioneer in carbon fiber technologies. They used carbon fibre chassis in 1981 for the first time. Nine years later, the carbon monocoque for the McLaren F1 was created and it weighs only 100kg and still has the highest levels of strength and safety.

The F1 launched at a price of £540 000 in 1994, and over the course of the next four years 64 F1, 5 F1 LM and 3 F1 GT road cars were produced, together with 28 F1 GTR race cars.  An additional six prototypes were produced.

These day, McLaren F1 is one of the most expensive cars in the world, even more expensive than Veyron. In October 2008, F1 car was sold at auction for £2.53 million.

On 27th April 2010, McLaren Automotive celebrated their 20th Anniversary. F1 owners were invited to a celebration dinner at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England. Totally 21 McLaren F1 road and race cars assembled in one place.

"The F1 is a technological tour-de-force and a real triumph in terms of packaging and design.  Whether endurance racing or on road, it is supremely fast, agile and yet comfortable. Its styling is enduring and will never fade. I enjoy driving mine more today than ever before because I find its technical purity highly satisfying; the F1 remains one of McLaren's proudest achievements.", said Ron Dennis, McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman.

McLaren's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the F1 will continue throughout the year.

McLaren enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see both the F1 and the new model MP4-12C together at this summer's Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place at the famous English motorsport venue from 2-4 July 2010.

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Technical Data

Model

F1 Roadcar

F1 GTR Racecar

F1 LM Roadcar

Year of production

1993-98

1995

1996

Examples built

64

9

5

Engine

BMW V12

BMW V12

BMW V12

Cubic Capacity

6064 cc

6064cc

6064cc

Engine Management

TAG 3.12 Ignition/Injection

TAG 3.12 Ignition/Injection

TAG 3.12 Ignition/Injection

Power output (bhp)

627

600

680

Transmission

Transverse 6-speed Limited Slip Differential

Aluminium case transverse 6-speed, LSD

Transverse 6-speed Racing Unit, LSD

Chassis

Carbon fibre reinforced composite monocoque

Carbon fibre reinforced composite monocoque

Carbon fibre reinforced composite monocoque

Body

Carbon fibre composite panels

Carbon fibre composite panels

Carbon fibre composite panels

Front Suspension

Double wishbones, Ground Plane Sheer centre sub-frame light alloy damper/co-axial coil spring, anti-roll bar

Double wishbones, light alloy damper/co-axial coil spring, anti-roll bar

Double wishbones, light alloy damper/co-axial coil spring, anti-roll bar

Rear suspension

Double wishbones, Inclined Axis Sheer mounting, light alloy damper/coaxle coil spring, toe-in/toe-out control links

Double wishbones, light alloy damper/coaxle coil spring

Double wishbones, light alloy damper/coaxle coil spring

Brakes F/R

Outboard 13/12in ventilated discs

Outboard 15/14in ventilated carbon discs

Outboard 13/12in ventilated discs

Wheels: Diameter x Width F/R

17x9/17x11.5in

18x10.85/18x13in

18x10.85/18x13in

Tyres F/R

Goodyear F1, Michelin SX-MXX3

Michelin

Michelin SX-MXX3

Length

169in/4292mm

169in/4292mm

171.8in/4365mm

Width

71.6in/1820mm

71.6in/1820mm

71.6in/1820mm

Height

44.8in/1140mm

44.8in/1140mm

44.1in/1120mm

Wheelbase

107in/2718mm

107in/2718mm

107in/2718mm

Track F/R

61.7/58in / 1568/1472mm

61.3/58.6in /
1558/1488mm

61.8/57.6in /
1570/1464mm

Weight

2502lb/1140kg

2315lb/1050kg

2341lb/1062kg


Model

F1 GTR Racecar

F1 GT Roadcar

F1 GTR Racecar

Year of production

1996

1997

1997

Examples built

9

3

10

Engine

BMW V12

BMW V12

BMW V12

Cubic Capacity

6064 cc

6064cc

5990cc

Engine Management

TAG 3.12 Ignition/Injection

TAG 3.12 Ignition/Injection

TAG 3.12 Ignition/Injection

Power output (bhp)

600

627

600

Transmission

Magnesium case transverse 6-speed Limited Slip Differential

Transverse 6-speed, Limited Slip Differential

Magnesium case transverse 6-speed

Chassis

Carbon fibre reinforced composite monocoque

Carbon fibre reinforced composite monocoque

Carbon fibre reinforced composite monocoque

Body

Carbon fibre composite panels

Carbon fibre composite panels

Carbon fibre composite panels

Front Suspension

Double wishbones, light alloy damper/coaxle coil spring, anti-roll bar

Double wishbones, Ground Plane Sheer centre sub-frame light alloy damper/co-axial coil spring, anti-roll bar

Double wishbones, light alloy damper/co-axial coil spring, anti-roll bar

Rear suspension

Double wishbones, light alloy damper/co-axial coil spring

Double wishbones, Inclined Axis Sheer mounting, light alloy damper/co-axial coil spring, toe-in/toe-out control links

Double wishbones, light alloy damper/co-axial coil spring

Brakes F/R

Outboard 15/14in ventilated carbon discs

Outboard 13/12in ventilated discs

Outboard 15/14in ventilated carbon discs

Wheels: Diameter x Width F/R

18x10.85/18x13in

18x10.85/18x13in

18x10.85/18x13in

Tyres F/R

Michelin

Michelin

Michelin

Length

172in/4367mm

194in/4928mm

194.2in/4933mm

Width

74.8in/1900mm

76.4in/1940mm

75.6in/1920mm

Height

42.9in/1090mm

47.2in/1200mm

47.2in/1200mm

Wheelbase

107in/2718mm

107in/2718mm

107.2in/2723mm

Track F/R

61.3/58.6in / 1558/1488mm

63.3/62.3in /
1620/1582mm

63.7/62.3in /
1617/1582mm

Weight

2231lb/1012kg

2469lb/1120kg

2017lb/915kg