A legend returns: one of the world's top supercars, the McLaren F1, is currently on the market.
British supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive, also known for producing the 675LT Spider and the McLaren P1 GTR, announced that it is releasing one of the last six 1998 McLaren F1 vehicles for purchase.
Chassis number 069 is a rarity among rarities, as it is one of the last McLaren F1 vehicles to be built, and it has never been owned by a private collector. Instead, 069 was maintained and owned by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Team.
This is, for all intents and purposes, a brand-new McLaren F1 supercar, as it has less than 2,800 miles on the odometer. The supercar has a black exterior with matching red leather and equally dark interior to give it an elegant look. It was the first supercar to be built primarily of carbon fiber, creating an incredibly strong and lightweight body. Additionally, the cockpit is unique in its layout, as the driver sits center stage with two passengers flanking on either side.
The McLaren F1 is more than just an exclusive super rare vehicle. Powered by its custom 627 horsepower BMW-source v12 engine and cocooned in a gold-wrapped engine bay, it held the top speed record among production road cars at 242.8 miles per hour (mph). This record held until it was broken by a souped-up Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010. The Bugatti Veyron SS was driven at recorded speeds of 268 mph by test driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel, moments after the record was set by driver James May at 259 mph driving the same vehicle.
It was not disclosed how much the McLaren F1's asking price is because it is contingent on application. In 2015, another McLaren F1 with a higher mileage was sold in Monterey for $13.75 million following a sale of another McLaren F1, crashed twice by actor Rowan Atkinson, for $12.24 million. It is expected this near-mint McLaren F1 will sell for a much higher price than those two auctions.
If you would like to make a bid or inquire about the price of the McLaren F1, McLaren Special Operations can be reached through email at email@example.com.