Although there are only 10 examples of the McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, and each of them costs more than $ 20 million, the owner of one of them recently sent the car to Lanzante, where it was modified and legalized.
This is the F1 GTR chassis number. Known lovingly as the “Squiggles” due to the eye-catching pink and yellow accents of 19R and once adorned with black paint. Although these colorful shapes have been removed, the car has more tracks than anything else on four wheels and it’s a great sight to see its cruise through the streets of London.
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As you might think, the F1 GTR Longtail is far from the most practical road car. This is because it was originally designed as a racing car and still uses its racing power unit, so the transmission is very clean and not too clean at slow speeds.
The McLaren F1 GTR was originally designed to compete in the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC and the British GT Championship. It was a success and won in 24 hours in Le Mans in 1995, but by 1997 the Porsche 911 GT1 was in fierce competition and Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming CLK GTR had become a real threat.
This prompted McLaren to change the car, eventually releasing the Longtail. In order to improve aerodynamics and speed up the car, the car’s body underwent a major overhaul, including both a long nose and a longer tail. The British automaker has also reduced the engine capacity of the F1 GTR V12 to 6.0 liters, but it is still 600 hp. was good for and the new X-trac was added to the six-speed sequential transmission.