First introduced in 1992, the McLaren F1 was the brand’s first supercar to be commercially produced and legally able to operate on the street. At that time, the car caused a stir not only in the supercar village but also in large and small racing events around the world. McLaren only produced a total of 106 F1 cars, including commercial versions, GTR racing versions, GTR Longtail as well as prototypes.

In the early 90s, it possessed the most advanced technology of the time, a powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine and aerodynamic design by Gordon Murray. In addition, the middle driver’s seat inspired by Formula 1 racing cars is also something that has never been seen in a commercial vehicle before. This driver’s seat is accompanied by two auxiliary seats on both sides. The exterior is optimized to increase aerodynamics while underneath the carbon fiber body, the operating systems are made of the best materials and most appropriately arranged to make the car more compact. .

McLaren F1 uses a 6.1 liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine provided by BMW. This engine block is capable of producing maximum power of 618 horsepower and maximum torque of 650 Nm, power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. The car is capable of accelerating to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, the maximum speed of this car model reaches 387 km/h. To date, this supercar still holds the title of highest maximum speed of a car using a naturally aspirated engine. Thanks to the extensive use of a variety of ultra-light carbon fiber materials as well as gold insulation in the engine compartment, the weight of this car is only 1,138 kg.

Because of those factors, the McLaren F1 is always a sought-after car, not only in the years after its launch but also at this time, 28 years later. Previously, these hypercars were sold at very high prices through auctions. Some typical cars are an F1 LM version priced at 19.8 million USD, another original F1 car priced at 15.6 million USD while another F1 LM sold for 13.7 million USD.

In the near future, the record may once again be broken when a McLaren F1 is about to be put up for auction on August 14-15 within the framework of this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event. This McLaren F1 belongs to the 1995 model year and after 26 years of production, it has only been used a total of 388 km.

The car carries chassis number 29 out of 106 and is the 25th vehicle to roll out of the factory. According to the brochure, it is the only one with a Creighton Brown exterior paint job and a two-tone Light Tan and Dark Brown leather interior. The first owner of this F1 was a Japanese businessman who kept it in his garage throughout the car’s stay in this country. After that, the car was exported to America. Here, although it is guaranteed the conditions according to McLaren’s requirements, it still does not often appear at large and small events. Even the Goodyear Eagle F1 tires of this car are original tires made specifically for itself.

Not only the car, the person who spends nearly 20 million USD at the upcoming auction will own all the accompanying accessories. These include service books, owner’s manuals and original Driving Ambition books. In addition, the car also has its own personalized luggage set with a TAG Heuer watch. Finally, the FACOM tool box set with titanium tool set helps the owner easily repair the vehicle when needed.

This No. 29 McLaren F1 will be auctioned by Gooding & Company on August 14-15 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event.

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