Home
Contact
Privacy
Add URL

COOL CARS REVIEWED:

Concept Cars
- Audi R25
- Audi RSQ
- Camaro Convertible Concept
- Chevy Z06 X Corvette
- DeltaWing IndyCar Concept
- Ford Shelby Cobra
- Lamborghini Concept S
- Lamborghini Minotauro
- Mercedes Biome
- Peugeot Leonin
- Porsche 918 RSR
- Saab Aero-X
- Scion Fuse
- Volkswagen XL1
Diesel Cars
- Volvo V60 Diesel PHEV
Electric Cars
- Commuter Car Tango
- General Motors EV1
- Kaz Limousine
- Peugeot EX1
- Peugeot Moovie
- Tesla Motors Roadster
- Venturi Fetish
Exotic Cars
- Bugatti Veyron
- Camaro ZL1
- Ferrari Enzo
- Hennessey Venom GT
- Lamborghini Diablo
- Mastretta MXT
- McLaren F1
- Maserati MC12
- Rolls Royce Phantom Black
- Saleen S7
Hybrid Cars
- Ford Reflex
- Honda Insight
- Mazda Ibuki
- Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
- Toyota Hybrid X
Hydrogen Cars
- BMW H2R Racecar
- Chevy Volt Hydrogen
- Ford Super Chief
- Giugiaro Vadho
- GM H2H Hummer
Unique Cars
- MDI Air Car
- Moller Skycar
- Rinspeed Senso
- Smart Car
- Terrafugia Transition

Resources


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 is one of the fastest and most popular supercars of all time. The McLaren F1 was in production from 1994 to 1998 with a cool price of $1 million sans options and only 100 cars were built. A fully loaded McLaren F1 may cost as much as $1.2 million or above.

 
 

In its time, the McLaren F1 was the fastest production car in the planet topping out at 240.14 mph. The McLaren F1 held the speed record until 2005 when two other vehicles successively broke the record.

The McLaren race team burst on the scene in 1966 and have since won the Grand Prix 123 times, Formula One 19 times and Indianapolis 500, three times. The McLaren F1 is the brainchild of owner Bruce McLaren who was a brilliant driver, engineer, inventor and now owner.

A supercar 2-door, 3-seat coupe, the McLaren F1 features a 6.1-litre 60-degree V12 BMW V12 engine, specially built for world class sprinter starts and screaming top end speeds. Rated at 627 hp and 651 Nm of torque, the McLaren F1 accelerates from 0 - 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.

The McLaren F1 was the first vehicle to utilize a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis in order to improve strength and reduce overall weight. Other expensive metals were used in the construction of the F1 such as titanium, magnesium and gold. In fact, the McLaren F1's engine compartment was lined with 8-ounces of gold foil in order to reflect heat. Bruce McLaren had insisted that the F1 be normally-aspirated instead of using superchargers or turbochargers, so the gold foil helped prevent overheating.

As one of the most popular exotic cars in the last 30 years, the McLaren F1 has found a fervent following with celebrities and notables despite the steep price tag. Ralph Lauren has owned two F1's and others that have been on the McLaren F1 bandwagon include Jay Leno, Michael Andretti, George Harrison and Michael Schumacher.

It is a rare occurrence when a used McLaren F1 supercar will pop up for sale. When this has happened within the past several years, the price tag has well exceeded the original sticker price, which just shows how highly popular this vehicle remains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

  COPYRIGHT 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED OttoHot