McLaren F1 is one of the few supercars in the world that will make every petrolhead bow with respect. With 64 cars made between 1993 and 1998, it’s a unicorn on the road. Now, McLaren is offering what could be the final F1 car in the world, the chassis #069, for sale.
The F1 is the brainchild of former F1 car designer, Gordon Murray, whose credentials include the legendary MP4/4 F1 car that won all but one race in the 1988 Formula One season. The F1 car seats three, and the driver is positioned in the middle just like a race car. Powered by a BMW-sourced 6.1-litre naturally aspirated V12 that liberates 618 hp and 651 Nm of torque (numbers that don’t seem like much today given the displacement), and comes with a gold foil to improve thermal insulation.
Weighing in at 1,138kg, the F1 can perform the century sprint in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 384km/h. Mind you, this is achievable in 1993 and until this day, it’s still the fastest production naturally aspirated car in the world. Even making this car more special is, this is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox.
This example of the F1 is the 60th unit built by the folks of Woking in 1998 and has been maintained by McLaren’s Special Operations Heritage division. It’s painted in Carbon Black and rides on matte black 17-inch magnesium wheels with centre locks. Inside, the driver receives black and contrasting red leather racing seats upholstered in Alcantara. The car isn’t brand new, though, but it clocked just 4,480km on the odometer over the past 18 years.
McLaren has yet to reveal a price for the #69 F1, but it’s estimated that this legendary car in pristine condition will cost somewhere around the £10 million (over RM56 million) mark. That money will not only buy you a rare unicorn with rocket jetpacks but also gets you a set of lightweight French toolkit, a limited-edition book from McLaren and a McLaren F1-themed watch.