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Old 06-17-2009, 12:59 PM
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simply beautiful... everything about that car flows so smoothly...
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I would love to see this car with an extremely high end deep black paint job fully polished.
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I would love to see this car with an extremely high end deep black paint job fully polished.
I would like to give you an extreme beat-down if you did that to the Gulf colors.






Gulf colors =
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If I owned a ENZO, SLR, Carrera GT and a CCX. I would trade them all for this one car in a heart beat!
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I would like to give you an extreme beat-down if you did that to the Gulf colors.






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Keep the orange/blue/black remove the decals.
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Keep the orange/blue/black remove the decals.


It's an LM car, dude!
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Now that is amazing!
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Keep the orange/blue/black remove the decals.
Screw that, I've always kinda been against decals and livery on drift cars and whatnot, but this is a pure race car.... I'd just keep the decals. If they didn't have them on there, even better, but I wouldn't waste any time or money taking them off no matter how rich I was.
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Okay, I've got $15.34...who wants to pitch in?
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Gordon Murray, one the best auto designers of all time. He spent most of his career designing F1 race cars for Brahbam (BT48/49/50/52/53/54) and McLaren (MP4/4) before the designing the McLaren F1. One of his F1 car designs (MP4/4) won 15 out of 16 F1 races in 1988.

A true genius, along with Pete Weismann (transverse gearbox design) and Paul Rosche (headed the BMW V12 design). A work of art.

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i love the color combo
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That thing is absolutely gorgeous.

Would I want to own one of those, paying millions for it? No.

Would I get a free ride in it? You bet your ass I would.
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Post McLaren Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of F1 Supercar

From Motor Authority...

McLaren Automotive, the road car division of the McLaren motorsport group, is on the verge of launching its first all-new model in decades: the MP4-12C. It’s hard to believe that the company’s last model is now more than 20 years old. That’s right, the legendary McLaren F1 supercar has just turned 20 and to celebrate the occasion the British sports car company is planning a host of events.

In 1988, McLaren took the decision to expand from F1 and design and build what it describes as “the finest sports car the world had ever seen”. In March of 1990 the team that was to create the F1 came together for the first time. Just two years later, the McLaren F1 road car was launched to the world in May 1992 in Monaco, with the first production car delivered to its proud owner in December 1993. In its 20th anniversary year, the McLaren F1 is considered by many to be one of the greatest cars of all time and to this day it’s still the fastest naturally aspirated production road car in the world.

The F1 was launched at a price of £540,000 (approximately $742,500) 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.

In 1998, with a total of 106 of all variants built and its production run complete, the McLaren F1 went on to achieve its greatest feat outside competitive motorsport. McLaren development and race driver Andy Wallace took XP5, the fifth and final prototype F1 with some 45,000 hard test miles on the clock, to the Ehra-Lessien proving ground in Germany. It was here on 31st March 1998 that the howling V-12 propelled him to an amazing 240.1 mph. Over 12 years later, this remains a world record for a naturally aspirated production car.

Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see both the F1 and 12C together at this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which kicks off on July 2.
http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1...of-f1-supercar
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@ one of the greatest cars...ever.
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Press release...

McLaren F1 is still the fastest normally aspirated production road car in the world.

McLaren F1 GTR secured McLaren’s position as the only car manufacturer to win the Formula 1 World Championship, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours
McLaren F1 was first production road car to use a full carbon fibre monocoque
20 years of carbon pioneering behind McLaren’s launch of the new MP4-12C in 2011
In 1988, McLaren took the decision to expand from Formula One and design and build “the finest sports car the world had ever seen”. In March 1990 the team that was to create the F1 came together for the first time. In its 20th anniversary year, the McLaren F1 is considered by most people to be one of the greatest cars of all time. Its exclusivity, technical innovation, racing provenance, revolutionary packaging and extraordinary driving experience have made it an icon.

Just two years later, the McLaren F1 road car was launched to the world on 28th May 1992 in Monaco, with the first production car delivered to its proud owner in December 1993.

The F1 defines the McLaren road car DNA

McLaren is a carbon pioneer. The McLaren Formula 1 team was the first team in Formula 1 to use a carbon fibre chassis in 1981. Nine years on, these Formula 1 techniques were developed to create the carbon monocoque for the McLaren F1: the resulting structure weighed just 100kg whilst offering the highest levels of strength and safety. The bare carbon fibre passenger doors weighed just 7 kg each (which included the weight of the side intrusion beam).

The F1 defined the McLaren road car DNA: low weight, low polar moment of inertia, clever packaging, superb quality and innovative design, resulting in an outstanding driving experience.

The F1 bristles with innovative design. The central driving position, which ensures superb visibility and no compromise on control positions for the driver; the pannier side lockers providing unprecedented levels of luggage capacity in a car of this type; the patented suspension system to provide both control and ride quality.

The F1 was 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.

In October 2008, a delivery mileage F1 was sold at auction for £2.53 million, underlining the F1’s status as one of the great motoring icons.

Taking a road car to the track

In 1994, after pressure from owners, McLaren developed a racing version of the F1 road car to run in the FIA GT1 category in the 1995 season. Despite a design and development period of just 3 months, the F1 GTR swept all before it, winning not only the 1995 GT1 Championship, but also the 24 Heures du Mans on its debut. McLaren not only won, but dominated the rain-soaked endurance race, finishing in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th places.

The Le Mans winning F1 GTR was piloted by J.J. Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya. Lehto’s performance through the night on a treacherous circuit has been hailed as one of the great racing performances of all time, taking up to 10 seconds a lap off the cars in front of him. The winning car is proudly displayed at the McLaren Technology Centre in exactly the condition that it finished Le Mans in 1995.

Thus the F1 GTR secured for McLaren a unique position in motor racing history, as the only manufacturer to win the Formula 1 World Championship, the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

McLaren decided to celebrate the extraordinary result at Le Mans by creating 5 F1 LM road cars, one for each F1 that finished this most grueling of races. Launched in McLaren Orange, as used on Bruce McLaren’s race cars the 1960s and 70s, and with a derestricted race engine, the LM is not only the most powerful of all F1 variants, but also the most valuable. Formula 1 fans will recognize this as the car which Lewis Hamilton has set his heart on owning.

In 1997, the final iteration of the F1 road car project was built. The F1 GT was built solely to fulfil the new homologation rules for the 1997 GTR race car, of which 10 examples were produced in the same year. Both the GT road car and the 1997 GTR race cars became known as the ‘Longtail’, because of the longer front and rear overhangs for improved downforce when racing. Although McLaren only had to build one car for homologation purposes, two more were built following requests from existing F1 owners.

In 1998, with a total of 106 of all variants built and its production run complete, the McLaren F1 went on to achieve its greatest feat outside competitive motorsport. McLaren development and race driver Andy Wallace took XP5, the fifth and final prototype F1 with some 45,000 hard test miles on the clock, to the Ehra-Lessien proving ground in Germany. It was here on 31st March 1998 that the howling V12 propelled him to an amazing 240.1mph. Over 12 years later, this remains a world record for a naturally aspirated production car.

Back to the F1 future

On 27th April 2010, McLaren Automotive celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the start of the F1 programme by inviting F1 owners past and present to a celebration dinner at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England. The following day, after an insight into McLaren Automotive’s exciting plans for a future range of high performance sports cars, the owners were treated to a display of 21 McLaren F1 road and race cars, the largest number of F1 cars ever assembled in one place.

Ron Dennis, McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman, said:
“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.”

With the launch of McLaren Automotive as a new car company announced in March 2010, the company begins production planning for an entire range of high performance sports, designed and built in-house by McLaren. The first in this range will be the MP4-12C.

The 12C shares much of the design philosophy that was applied to the McLaren F1. Starting with the new car’s MonoCell, a one-piece carbon fibre chassis that is stiff, light and ensures occupant safety, every component has been designed to ensure the car is lightweight, nimble and able to deliver ultimate performance. When the 12C launches in 2011, it will be the first in the ‘core’ sports car sector to offer a carbon chassis, and the first road car ever with a one-piece, moulded carbon chassis.

From the outset, the 12C has been ‘designed around the driver’. Outstanding aerodynamic efficiency and bespoke technologies including Proactive Chassis Control, Seamless Shift dual-clutch Gearbox (SSG), Brake Steer and the 12C’s unique Airbrake feature in a car which has been developed using Formula 1 simulator technology. The new high performance sports car from McLaren will be sold initially through 35 retailers in 19 different countries around the world from Spring 2011.

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 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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F1 still rules in the supercar class, Gordon Murray is an absolute genius.

Great group picture
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What a car,...just fantastic.
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That first picture, wow.
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Still an amazing car. I love it.
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I love the cockpit layout. Now all it needs is a stick instead of a steering wheel and that's as close to a jet fighter as you'll ever get on 4 wheels.




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This car was years ahead of its time

Purely amazing
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definitely the all time Greatest Supercar....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXqSedWSu2k
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Simply fantastic on all levels...back in the day, and still today.
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IMO this is still the ultimate car on my list. I'm not going to go as far as saying that without the F1, there wouldn't be "hypercars" in general, but it really was the first, IIRC. I think in its day there weren't any cars that were $300,000 or more.

Obviously there are other cars out there these days that are sexier, inside and out. But nothing compares to entire package of the F1.... in terms of accomplishment, on the track or otherwise, the unique driving position, the looks, performance, practicality (3 seats, multiple storage compartments), etc. The Veyron trumps the F1 in accomplishment when it comes to pure speed and price but I don't know many who'd consider it sexy. And it definitely cannot handle like an F1.

This picture literally made my jaw drop.

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If you ever get a chance to see this book take a look through it.

http://www.amazon.com/Driving-Ambiti...5480295&sr=1-2

I saw a unwrapped copy at a bookstore once and spent half a hour reading multiple chapters. At $200 it's too much for me, but it does have some great behind the scenes info on the car. Much more than a picture book, it has info on the design effort, getting a engine building onboard, the financial strain the F1 caused McLaren and getting a production car into a place not normally doing that volume. Originally they wanted to make more (250?) but at the time there were not enough buyers in the that exclusive market. None the less the final product turned out great.

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The 95 Le Mans winner. I remember that race well. The McLaren wasn't supposed to win since it was slower than the prototypes, but its superior reliability won the day.
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the mclaren f1 is still a relevant super exotic all these years later ... well done!
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New record set for price...£6M...!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ports-car.html
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Worth every penny.

I would pay money just to sit shotg- er... be a passenger.
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Rowan Atkinson has the kiss of death around F1s...
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Rowan "Mr Bean" Atkinson helped rescue the driver of that F1

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