Ever wonder what the McLaren F1 would look like minus the roof?

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by Drei Laurel | Aug 11, 2021
PHOTO: lmm23design

The McLaren F1 comes from a simpler time—when electrification was still in the back of most people’s minds, touchscreens were reserved for science fiction films, and supercar manufacturers weren’t as trigger happy with special releases.

If that last bit weren’t the case back then, perhaps we could have seen a roadster version of the iconic supercar. Alas, production was limited to just 106 units, with the last one rolling out of Woking in 1998.

Shame that an F1 roadster never saw the light of day. If one did, though, we figure this would be a proper look:

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This roofless McLaren F1 is the work of lmm23design. It’s called the ‘F1S’ and its design manages to maintain the massive air intake by introducing a ‘floating air snorkel.’ It features a cloth roof mechanism, too, so you can roll a roof back over your head as soon as the skies begin to darken.

“Some of you will love it, some of you will hate it. But that’s the beauty of opinion,” the lmm23design Instagram page says in its caption.

The account also has an open-top take on the Bugatti Chiron, and has beaten Aston Martin to chopping the roof off of the Valkyrie hypercar as well. Look:

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You can check out more of lmm23design’s work on his official Instagram page. What other classic supercars would you like to see without a roof?

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PHOTO: lmm23design
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