The Last McLaren F1 Ever Built Is for Sale—and in Mint Condition
- The last of 64 examples ever made, it has less than 2,800 miles on the odometer
- Accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 242.8 mph
- Under the hood is a 627 hp V-12 and an engine bay lined in 24-karat gold
- A similar model with more miles sold in August 2015 for $13.75 million
The last McLaren F1 ever built, and one of only 64 examples in total, is now available for sale through the McLaren Special Operations Heritage division in Woking, England. Able to reach a top speed of 242.8 mph and accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, it was the world’s fastest production road car when it debuted in 1993, and remains so today among any with naturally aspirated engines. That innate power and performance helped provide a first-place finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995 for a modified version of the vehicle.
A carbon-fiber catapult developed by Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens, the McLaren F1 was the first non-track car to feature a fully composite chassis. The driving force is a specially designed, BMW-built, 6.1 liter V-12 engine churning out 627 hp and 480 ft lbs of torque. And in order to efficiently dissipate the heat, the engine bay is lined with 24-karat gold. Other intrinsic innovations include a centrally positioned driver’s seat for enhanced visibility (with two passenger seats set back at either side), dihedral doors, and active aerodynamics that include two electric Kevlar fans under the car to reduce the buildup of air pressure and increase downforce.
Inside, the coupe features custom-made luggage to fit the carpeted storage compartments and a Kenwood 10-disc CD stereo system (remember, this was the ’90s).
Chassis No. 069 is still almost factory fresh with less than 2,800 miles on the odometer. As such, the black beauty also comes with the original luggage set, gold-plated Facom tool kit, the marque’s limited-edition book Driving Ambition (numbered to match the car), and a commissioned TAG Heuer 6000 Chronometer owner’s watch.
As the car is being offered on behalf of a private party, price is upon application. However, another 1998 McLaren F1 (Chassis No. 073) with more miles on it sold last August for $13.75 million—let the games begin. (cars.mclaren.com)