I recently read a good article about the McLaren F1. This article got me all excited about the car all over again. You see, it has been 14 years. And the car is still a classic supercar.
The car was produced in 1992. Powered by the legendary BMW 6.1litre V12 pushing 627bhp… the F1 could hit 240mph. Designed as a no compromise supercar, the McLaren F1 had all the dynamics of the best drivers supercar ever built. It was something that could be driven hard on the track (in fact, it won the 24 hours Le Mans on its debut), and (incredibly) it could be driven in town on a daily basis.
“Small, slim, light, and powerful” were words designer and project head Gordon Murray called it. It had a unique central driving position, with a passenger seat on either side (two girlfriends?). Other clever tricks were specially designed luggage compartments which maintained the car’s balance yet provided some handy stowage space.