|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Country of Origin||United Kingdom|
|Related vehicle(s)||McLaren 12C|
The McLaren F1 is a British sports car included in the Raid Pack. Production started in 1992, and ended in 1998. The car gained notoriety for being the fastest car in world, for a long time. In 1998, an F1 prototype reached an astonishing speed of 240 MPH with the limiter removed, beating every production car in at the time. With the limiter, the top speed of the car is 231 MPH. This record lasted till 2005, but is still the fastest naturally aspirated car.
The F1 has a BMW 6.1 liter V12 mounted in the middle of the car, mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. The V12 produces 627 BHP, and is rear- wheel drive. In McLaren's effort to create the ultimate road car, balancing what people expect from a supercar with practicality, lead to the car being a three seater. The driver sits in the middle, and there are two passenger seat to the right and left. The driver has excellent visibility, with an almost unobstructed view of the road. The driver also gets two interior mirrors, one each mounted on the two A- pillars.
Despite not being track focused, there was some racing versions, such as the F1 GTR and the F1 LM. The goal of this car was low weight, and high power. This was met with an uncompromised formula of expensive materials such as carbon fiber, CFRP, titanium, magnesium, Kevlar, and even 16 grams of gold. The F1 was the first car to have a carbon monocoque chassis, similar to the present- day Alfa Romeo 4C.
Only 106 of these cars were built, including the 5 prototypes, the 64 road (fullstock) versions, the 5 LM (Pref) versions, the 1 LM prototype, 2 Longtail versions, a Longtail prototype, and 28 GTR race cars. McLaren still maintains service of all the F1 cars, services ranging from oil changes to major structural damage. Even in it's classic age, the F1 still is one of the most respected cars in the world. Famous owners, past and present include Elon Musk, Jay Leno, Rowan Atkinson, the Sultan of Brunei, Ralph Lauren, and many more. Values have exceeded $15 Million dollars at auction.