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The philosophy behind the McLaren F1 road car was simple - to build the finest driver's car ever built, or ever likely to be built.

The McLaren F1 set a new benchmark in supercar design, delivering outstanding performance and handling as a result of intelligent engineering and the most cutting-edge Formula One technology at the time.

As the world's first production road car to feature an all carbon composite monocoque and body structure the F1 heralded a new era in the transfer of Formula One technology to the road. The extensive use of carbon fibre among other lightweight materials kept overall weight very low to improve handling and performance and yet provided exceptional strength and unsurpassed levels of safety.

The F1 was powered by a BMW S70/2 engine, specifically designed and built for the car. This 6.1-litre, quad-cam, 48-valve V12 produced 627 horsepower, driving through a bespoke six-speed transaxle gearbox. This engine powered McLaren to victory at Le Mans on its debut in 1995 and to several FIA GT championships.

The F1 also pioneered radical design features that contributed to the unique driving experience; these included a central driving position for optimum visibility, dihedral doors for easy ingress and egress, active aerodynamics and 'ground-plane shear' suspension geometry for exceptional vehicle dynamics.

It was an entirely uncompromised approach to engineering the very best supercar, one which only McLaren could make.

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Engine: S 70/2 60 V12
Displacement: 6,064 cc
Aspiration: Natural
Power: 627 PS (461 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Torque: 480 lbft @ 5,600 rpm
Drive: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,140 kilo (2,513 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 3.2 seconds
0 - 100 mph: 6.3 seconds
0 - 150 mph: 12.8 seconds
0 - 200 mph: 28 seconds
1/4 mile: 11.1 seconds @ 138 mph (222 km/h)
Standing km: 19.6 seconds @ 177 mph (285 km/h)
Top speed: 240.1 mph (386 km/h)
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Sub zero because every single petrolhead just knows.

Nothing more to say.
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Sub Zero.
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can't make my mind up on these, great cars and I'd love the chance to drive one, but for cool, knowing that Mr Bean has owned and crashed one (which a lot of owners have done) detracts a little from being cool in my book
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No sure how it can be anything but sub-zero - built without compromise, beautiful, elegant, probably timeless. Stylistically in a different league from the hideous Veyron.
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I'm so gutted I never saw them race at Le Mans.
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Beautiful and soooo sub zero

my all time favourite car
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The greatest supercar ever made. The Veyron doesn't even come close.


(Below Sub Zero BTW )
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Normally I would say that supercars are not even remotely cool but this one is. I can't quite put my finger on why it's sub-zero when every other supercar is slightly naff, but it just is.
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Originally Posted by 73GTVJim View Post
Sub zero because every single petrolhead just knows.

Nothing more to say.

(Although when I pointed it out to the wife she just said "Kit Car?".....
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Pretty much agree with all the other 'sub zeroers'
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It was designed to be the best at everything.
And it was.

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Sub-zero....simple as
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The LM version is even more freeeezzzing!
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I've grew up, knowing only 1 supercar in the whole world, and that was the McLaren F1.

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the sub-zero-est of all sub zeros.

love it
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