The pandemic has triggered a slump in sales
British supercar brand and Formula 1 team McLaren is reportedly selling and leasing back its global headquarter in Woking, Surrey. According to The Guardian, the carmaker is seeking to "shore up its balance sheet" after the slump in sales because of the
The designer names eight things he hates about the car
Some things in life are universally accepted as the truth. Pineapple is an unacceptable pizza topping, for example. Christian Bale played the best on-screen Batman. The McLaren F1 is perfect. Of these things, there can be no argument.We don't
Even by classic supercar standards, that's very high
Most '90s supercars are worth more now than they were when they were new. Substantially more, in some cases. But none has skyrocketed in value quite like the McLaren F1.Back in 1992, a brand-new McLaren F1 cost £540,000. According
Not all of them are found in expensive exotics
A starter button on the dashboard? Snore. Somehow, it's more interesting-more Italian-to locate it on the steering wheel. Audi does that in the R8 V10. Lots of Ferraris do the same. But the Alfa Romeo Giulia brings a slice
Some of these names are quite esoteric
No surprises here. Overseen by Gordon Murray and powered by a 627hp 6.1-liter V12 created by BMW's engine genius Paul Rosche, the F1 is regarded as one of the greatest sports cars ever built. It remains one of the
Who would have thought?
If you had to sum up a Huracan in a sentence, you could do worse than 'an Audi R8 made pointier and more impractical in every single way.' The Lambo takes the same ingredients and mixes in worse visibility, a less user-
Created by artist Jaykee Evangelista
My iPhone says I pick it up an average of 172 times a day. But that pales in comparison to the 392 notifications I receive daily. My point is, we look at this slab of glass, metal, and silicon a lot, more
Recognize any of these?
What made the Lotus Elise so light? Aluminum. Specifically, the process of aluminum extrusions, which basically involves squeezing a big block of the metal out of a smaller hole, then chopping up the squeezed result and bonding it together with adhesive.Result?
Ever heard of the Bertone Freeclimber?
Time for an inconvenient truth. No, not that one, with impossibly large global consequences-just a smaller, regularly inconvenient one: BMWs aren't good-looking anymore. Sure, there's a few exceptions in the muscular M2, the reserved 5-Series, and brutish
It's all about the airflow
Won the Swedish GP in 1978, and was then voluntarily withdrawn by team boss Bernie Ecclestone (to the fury of designer Gordon Murray) to keep the peace before Formula 1 turned into a civil war. Capable of massive downforce even at slow
Beginning 2021 until at least 2024
From 2021, the McLaren F1 team will switch from Renault to Mercedes power, reviving a partnership that lasted from 1995 until the end of 2014.Lewis Hamilton began his Formula 1 career at McLaren Mercedes and won his first World Championship in
It's better than new
This isn't just any old McLaren F1, but one fresh from an 18-month restoration undertaken by the good people over at McLaren's Special Operations division. Welcome then, to number #63.The first step was to completely strip the body
Talk about appreciation
That incredibly rare McLaren F1 LM that threatened to disrupt the global economy with an astronomical price has sold for... an astronomical price. $19.8m (a little over P1 billion), in fact. Admittedly a little off the estimated $23m, but still comfortably
That’s a lot of McLarens
McLaren has announced that it has built its 20,000th road car at its production center in Woking. The factory was completed only in 2011, so that number discounts the 106 iconic F1s that were built between 1992 and 1998. Impressive stuff.
Helmet and HANS device not included
Catchy name, huh? In fairness, most great Formula 1 cars pinched names from dishwashers (MP4/4, FW16, W09 EQ Power+, I could go on).Like most 'F1 cars for the road,' the OX99 came about as a sort of road-going billboard
It's the first unit to be authenticated under the 'F1 Certified' program
From 1995 to 1997, McLaren built only 28 units of the F1 GTR, the racing variant of its road-going McLaren F1. Chassis number 01R was the car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995. Though none of the
A rarely used LM-spec unit
There are McLaren F1s. And then there are McLaren F1s. This is the latter-the penultimate 'standard' F1, since upgraded by the factory to 'LM Specification'. And you can buy it. Not at auction, but from RM's new Private Sales department
Look inside one of the most exclusive service centers in the world
McLaren has announced a new service center in America. Yeah, edge-of-your-seat stuff here. Only this service center is a bit different. It's one of only two authorized service centers outside of Woking (in the UK) and it will
And why he'll never buy a McLaren F1
What exactly does a Formula 1 world champion drive when he's away from the track? Something as slow and soothing as possible, presumably, to help balm those frayed nerves?Nah, not a bit of it, not when you're Jenson Button.
It even comes with the TAG Heuer watch
Please form two orderly queues. Over here, we'll have everyone who reckons that storing a brand-new, box-fresh McLaren F1 still in its protective factory wrapping to preserve its as-new condition is a priceless piece of time-warp supercar
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