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Old 08-27-2018, 04:56 PM
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McLaren Just Spent 18 Months Restoring This F1 GTR

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McLaren F1 GTR

This is one of 5 GTR's ever built, that was at the 2017 Amelia Concours.
Reposting of these photo's I took but figure F1 fans would like to see them,

















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https://www.motor1.com/news/308253/m...ing-successor/

McLaren has labeled the Speedtail as being a spiritual successor of the iconic F1, but Gordon Murray sees things differently. In his interview with Road and Track, the F1’s designer said: “I truly believe nobody's done another McLaren F1 since the F1.” He went on to mention none of the other high-end cars that came after it had the F1’s main attributes: “single-person focused design, lightweight, [focused] on driver feedback and feel, the V-12 sound, the feedback in the steering. . . and the attention to the detail of the engineering.”

For these reasons, Murray believes the time has come for a true successor that lives up to the F1’s legend status. He argues it’s now or never taking into account the automotive industry is shifting towards electrification and that means the combustion engine will sooner or later be retired. In order to remain faithful to the original F1, the man behind the new company called IGM says the car will feature a naturally aspirated V12 engine hooked up to a manual gearbox.

Rather than adopting the iStream chassis design serving as the core of IGM’s entry-level performance car, the new F1 tribute will rely on a carbon monocoque. Road and Track says Murray dropped hints about implementing the same three-seat cabin configuration of the F1, with the driver obviously sitting in the center.

ocus will also be on keeping the curb weight as low as possible, with Murray promising it’s going to tip the scales at less than 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds). It’s a remarkable figure when you take into account the McLaren F1 had a slightly higher dry weight of 1,108 kg (2,244 lbs). In addition, the new one will certainly have to meet more stringent regulations regarding safety, which will obviously come with a weight penalty. Even though it’ll be a tad lighter than its source of inspiration, the new F1 will actually be a bit bigger.

It’s too early to talk about pricing, but it goes without saying it won’t be affordable. Production will be limited and IGM is already looking to attract buyers, even though the car won’t be officially revealed until sometime in 2020.
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Follow-on to the above post, getting closer to a dedicated thread for this car.

https://carbuzz.com/news/mclaren-f1-...v12-perfection

More details are beginning to come out regarding famed designer Gordon Murray’s all-new hypercar. Murray, of course, designed the iconic McLaren F1. It has gone down as the greatest analog hypercar of all time. In many ways, it was also the first hypercar. Only 106 examples were built and we’ve recently seen sale prices go for nearly $20 million each. And now Murray is at it again, determined to build a new hypercar that essentially picks up right where the F1 left off.

The Supercar Blog has some updates regarding the hypercar, codenamed T50. According to a source who recently saw the finished car in person, the overall design looks a lot like a modern-day McLaren F1. "Think of a McLaren F1, but 30 years later,” the source reported.

We do expect, however, that the T50 was not designed using CAD software, like the F1. Design software has come a long way since the early 1990s. Assuming the source actually saw the car (and if the source is real), then we figure Murray purposely used a lot of F1-influence in order to draw a direct connection between the two cars. That connection will also be found by way of a V12 engine. Now, here’s where things get interesting.

The T50 will be powered by a naturally aspirated V12 that will be lighter and more compact than the NA V12 that’ll power the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie. Equally important, the T50 will weigh less than 2,200 pounds. We also don’t know where the V12 is being sourced from. The McLaren F1’s V12 came from BMW. One potential supplier candidate is Cosworth, who just so happens to be the supplier for the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s V12. It’s reported to produce over 1,000 hp.

Aston Martin also recently told us this V12 weighs less than its V8s. Given the T50’s aforementioned total weight, its V12 will also have to be extremely light, regardless of whoever builds it. Bear in mind it’s hard to find a mainstream automaker still producing NA V12s these days. Details including power output, total production count, pricing, and a reveal date have yet to be announced. About a year we ago we learned Murray planned to reveal his new hypercar sometime this year, so here’s hoping the countdown clock has started ticking.
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