The McLaren F1 is one of those cars that you would want to hang onto forever. This is because it is awesome, the rare piece of automotive history that actually lives up to its own hype. Repairs and maintenance aren’t cheap or easy—but at least they are somewhat more convenient now, and a new Road & Track story details…
The McLaren F1 is legendary for reasons that barely need repeating anymore. Fastest car in the world for over a decade. Most expensive car in the world for over a decade. Best car in the world forever and ever, blah blah blah. Less commonly known is just how much of an insane drain it is on the bank accounts of even…
Gordon Murray, the designer of one of the most iconic road cars, well, ever, has his own vehicle production company now—Gordon Murray Automotive, which launched in October. With car companies come cars, and Murray’s first will be a one that’s “inspired by the engineering principles” of the McLaren F1.
Reports of an imminent demise of McLaren-Honda’s partnership, a pairing full of failure (literally) and sadness, in Formula One are everywhere. It’s expected to be official within days, and even Bernie Ecclestone said McLaren’s switch to Renault engines is a done deal. But things are fine on McLaren-Honda’s Twitter…
Now is as good a time as any to remember when the McLaren F1 went to Japan in 1996 and ran the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. Unsurprisingly, it cleaned up.
The owner of this F1 also owns a P1 in the same color with the appropriately-matched license plate. I’ve done the same thing and color matched my Walmart bicycle with my old Fisher Price trike.
An absolutely pristine and particularly special 1995 silver McLaren F1 just found its second owner at the Bonham’s Pebble Beach auction for an astronomical asking price, which is fitting because us mere Earthlings are not worthy.
The 627-horsepower McLaren F1, the best thing to ever come out of the ‘90s, remains one of the most astounding production cars in automotive history no matter how many years go by. But for most of the world, the car is simply a distant, legendary masterpiece that we’ll never get our hands on.
This time last year, a report suggested that McLaren was working on a three-seater hypercar inspired by the iconic McLaren F1. Now another report, also from Autocar, suggests that we’ll be getting an Ultimate Series McLaren P1 replacement first.
Part of the difficulty with owning an aged supercar is that it becomes increasingly difficult to find parts for it when something wears out or breaks. Which means that you won’t want to drive it because you’re afraid, which is a crime. Luckily, McLaren thought of this problem and has a solution for it.
Things just never seem to get better for McLaren-Honda’s Formula One team. There’s virtually no reliability, its own drivers complain about how bad the car is, and there’s even a website to track its failures. To add to the pain, McLaren-Honda is the only F1 team that hasn’t scored a single point yet in 2017.
McLaren is reportedly considering a new GT model with not two seats, not three seats (which happens sometimes), but four whole butt planters. Of course, those two extra seats will likely just be a glorified grocery bench, just like every other 2+2 model ever developed.
This one will make your heart hurt. While out at Goodwood Circuit for the 75th Members’ Meeting on Sunday, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason slammed into an outside wall with his McLaren F1 GTR on a parade lap. Mason got out of the car and was walking around afterward.
Even today the McLaren F1 is one of the most stunning cars on Earth, jaw-dropping in the way it binds its huge top speed and price tag in such a small jewel-like design. But watch a husband and wife take delivery of one and you’ll see how wild these things were when new.
Back in the 1990s, quite possibly the best road car engine ever made was installed in quite possibly the best road car ever made: the S70/2 BMW V12 found its way into the middle of the McLaren F1. Now the two companies are back together working on engines for the future.
I was 10 years old, being towed around a grocery store by my mother, when I saw the McLaren F1 for the first time. It was crashing through the cover of the August 1998 issue of Road & Track under the text “217 MPH!”, and I had a new car hero forever. I know I’m not the only one to idolize this car, and its creators…
Reports are coming out of New Zealand that a 1994 McLaren F1 rolling through the country with over 30 other McLaren supercars has crashed. Sounds like nobody was physically hurt, but I’m heartbroken to hear one of my childhood idols may have been damaged!
A driver from the development ranks will take former Formula One champion Jenson Button’s seat next year, but he is definitely, definitely not retiring. Since Button apparently missed out on 17 years of adult life thanks to his F1 career, he made it clear that “Jenson Button’s going to do what he wants in 2017.”