A rare McLaren F1 supercar was sold at the Gooding & Company classic car auction in Pebble Beach, California. For a coupe with a mileage of less than 400 km, they paid $ 20,465,000.
The car with chassis number “029” became the 25th serial copy of the legendary model, the circulation of which was limited to only 106 copies. The supercar of the British brand in 1998 hit the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest car in the world, when a specially modified supercar with a mod limiter of maximum engine speed was able to accelerate to 386.4 km per hour. The model held this title until 2005, when the Swedish Koenigsegg CCR showed a top speed of 387.87 km per hour.
McLaren F1 is equipped with a 6.1-liter upgraded V12 engine from BMW, developing 627 hp. and 650 Nm of torque. Transmission – 6-speed “mechanics”. The powertrain compartment and cover are plated with natural gold, used as a heat-reflecting material.
The car for sale has a unique body color called Creighton Brown, designed individually for the buyer. The new owner, along with the supercar, got an original set of travel bags, for which a special compartment is provided in the design, a rare TAG Heuer watch, as well as a set of titanium wrenches covered with gold plating.
The car’s odometer reads only 381 km. The initial price of a rare car at the opening of the auction was $ 15 million, but in the end the final bid was $ 20,465,000.