McLaren F1 Goes For £2,530,000 At London Auction

Thursday November 6th, 2008 at 2:1111 PM
Posted by: tonyb

McLaren F1ee-YOW! That’s a LOT of money, even for one of these!

What’s  £2,530,000 in American dollars? Let me just check the markets … (23 minutes & 48 seconds pass as your humble writer is rendered catatonic by the state of the world’s financial system) … OK,  £2,530,000 is a LOT of money.

Anyway, that IS a very impressive price for a very impressive car.

When they first came out, the McLaren F1 was listing for around 1 million dollars, and there were very few people who would say that the three seat, all carbon fiber V-12 monster wasn’t worth every last penny. Gordon Murray, the F1′s chief designer, and legendary race car builder really hit this one out of the park. The zero-to-sixty times and skid pad figures were amazing, but the top speed of 242 miles per hour was just staggering. As I recall, the current “fastest production car in the world” at the time did a tick or two aver 200 MPH, so to raise the bar by over 20% in one jump just floored everyone.

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