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Source: Copyright of Gooding & Company – photography by Mike Maez

With a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) the McLaren F1 broke the speed record for production cars in the ’90s. It weighed just over 1100 kg (2500 lbs) thanks to a carbonfiber chassis and was powered by a naturally aspirated 6.1 L V12 built by BMW.

The F1 was McLaren’s first street legal production car and attracted quite a bit of attention when released. Celebrities such as Ralph Lauren, Elon Musk or George Harrison all owned the car. Considering that there were only 78 units produced for the streets, that is quite the celebrity-density.

Quick Facts

Year

1993 - 1997

Cylinders

12

Displacement

6064 ccm (370 ci)

Horsepower

627

Top Speed

370 km/h (230 mph)

0-60mph / 0-100kmh

3.4 s

Engine

Type

naturally aspirated V12 (BMW S70/2)

Position

rear

Displacement

6064 ccm (370 ci)

Compression Ratio

11:1

Boost Pressure

/

max. RPM

7500

max. Torque @RPM

650 Nm (479 lb ft) @ 5600

max. Horsepower @RPM

627 @ 7400

Valves/Cylinder

4

Valvecontrol

DOHC variable valve timing (very similar to BMW's VANOS)

Transmission

Drivetrain

RWD

Type

6-speed manual

Gear Ratios

3.23 - 2.19 - 1.71 - 1.39 - 1.16 - 0.93

Final Axel Ratio

2.37:1

Design

Seats

2

Doors

2

Length

4287 mm (168.8 in)

Width

1820 mm (71.7 in)

Height

1140 mm (44.9 in)

Weight 

1138 kg (2509 lbs)

Paint Options

/

Interior Colour Options

/

Interior Materials

Leather, Carbon

Cw value

0.32

Design by

McLaren-Formula1-Designer Gordon Murray

Performance

Top Speed

370 km/h (230 mph)

0-60mph / 0-100kmh

3.4 s

60-120mph / 100-200kmh

6 s

60-0mph / 100-0kmh

38.2 m (125 ft)

1/4 Mile

11.1 s

Price

New 

815,000 $ (1,400,000 $ today)

Used 

up to 20,000,000 $

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