LONDON: McLaren is offering one of last F1 for sale. The car with the central driving seat has chassis #069 and is in factory condition, having covered less than 4,506km.
McLaren didn’t say how much it’s asking to offload the car but used F1s have been known to change hands from US$10mil (RM39mil) and up.
The McLaren F1 is regarded by many as the car which rewrote the supercar rule book. With only 64 roadcar examples built between 1993 and 1998, the original McLaren F1 is one of the rarest and highly-regarded models among collectors, enthusiasts and petrolheads.
McLaren Special Operations (MSO) continues to maintain and manage F1s globally.
During 1998, only six examples of the original F1 were completed, and chassis #069 was the 60th model overall to be built in Woking, England. It is presented in Carbon Black complimented by subtle detailing throughout, including a stealth finish to the 17-inch centre-locking magnesium wheels. The central driving seat is finished in black and contrasting red leather, with the dual passenger seats upholstered in Alcantara.
McLaren F1 chassis #069 is registered in Britain with all taxes paid and offered for sale exclusively through McLaren Special Operations Heritage division with fitted luggage, complete Facom titanium lightweight tool kit and Facom tool box, all books and literature, including the correct numbered LM Edition of the ’Driving Ambition’ McLaren F1 book and limited edition McLaren F1 owner’s watch.
Designed by Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens, the McLaren F1 was developed and designed with a no compromise approach, world-beating Formula 1 expertise and technology, and the most driver-focused driving experience at its core.
A true pioneering tour de force, the McLaren F1 was the first road car to feature a full carbon fibre chassis, and with a central driving position, engine bay lined with gold and famed McLaren obsession for technical excellence, is considered a true modern-day automotive icon.
Powered by a custom naturally-aspirated mid-mounted 6.1-litre V12 engine producing 627bhp, it broke the record for fastest production roadcar with a top speed of 390.7kph and, more than 20 years on, still holds the title of fastest naturally-aspirated production road car ever built.