McLaren F1 GTR 

  • built in England
  • 1996
  • 626 HP 6.1L
  • 239 mph
There is no ignoring the weight of the steering when parking, but above school-zone speeds, the steering has an almost meaty precision to its feel.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 1994)
You pay a price for this performance at the gas pump, yet the efficiency of the engine, a drag coefficient of just 0.32, and the enormous benefits of a light 2579-pound curb weight mean consumption is reasonable.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 1994)

Road Tests Real world tests of the McLaren F1

0-60mph

F1 GTR
3.2 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

F1 GTR
239 mph

0-100mph

F1 GTR
6.3 s
Veyron
5.1 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

1/4 mile

F1 GTR
11.1 s
LaFerrari
9.72 s
McLaren P1
9.8 s

Data points Key details of the McLaren F1

Horsepower

F1 GTR
626 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP

Torque

F1 GTR
479 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail

www.supercars.net
Formerly owned by Gulf Team Davidoff, the F1 GTR with chassis number 28R was raced in the 1997 FIA GT Championship series.
Powered by a 900 horsepower V12 from BMW Motorsports, the car is still wearing its full Gulf Livery.
10
Dec

McLaren F1

www.supercars.net
After its release, the F1's potential was immediately realized when it reached 0-100-0 in 11.4 seconds and a record top speed of 240.14mph in its XP5 pre-production trim.
Of these, the Sultan of Brunei owns the most, and has two very special black F1 LMs with striking Pininfarina graphics as well as an exact replica of the F1 GTR that won LeMans.
10
Dec

McLaren F1 GTR

www.supercars.net
The art design was the work of César who used prints of his crushed race trophies from Hervé Poulain.
Since only one road-going version had to be made to homologate the model, it was a relatively easy process to get the race version approved.
10
Dec

McLaren F1 GT

www.supercars.net
This F1 GT with radical new body aerodynamics The GT version featured 17inch wheels with central locking retainer pins.
McLaren wanted to create a car with more downforce than the standard F1 with less drag than the LM version offereed.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand McLaren
Type of car Race car
Year 1996

design

Chief designer Peter Stevens

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Torsen Differential
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

engine

Displacement 6,100 cc
Cylinders V12
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.43 in
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,508 lb
Width 71.7 in
Height 42.5 in
Length 168.8 in
Front track width 61.7 in
Wheelbase 107 in

road tests

Top speed 239 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.2 s
0-100mph 6.3 s
0-200kph 9.4 s
Tsukuba circuit time 1:04.62

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp
Maximum hp 626 HP @ 7,200 RPM
Maximum torque 479 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 276
Rear wheels 457/? 330
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