Power, pace and peerless quality, the legendary McLaren F1 is a technological masterpiece. The fastest production car of its time. The finest sports car of its generation. For many, the greatest supercar ever built.
THE BIRTH OF AN ICON
'THE MORE WE DISCUSSED IT, THE MORE IT APPEALED TO ME. ONE THING WAS CERTAIN, IF McLAREN WAS GOING TO BUILD A SPORTS CAR, IT WOULD NOT ONLY BE THE FINEST SPORTS CAR THE WORLD HAD EVER SEEN, BUT ALSO THE FINEST SPORTS CAR THE WORLD WAS EVER GOING TO SEE.'
Waiting at Milan airport after the ‘88 Italian Grand Prix, four McLaren luminaries discussed the company’s future. Before their flight was called, the executive team agreed McLaren would design and build the finest road car in the world. Bold and uncompromising, this decision changed automotive history.
It’s no coincidence that the F1 was conceived during our all-conquering 1988 Formula 1™ season. Built on a carbon fibre chassis and driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, our MP4/4 race car won 15 out of 16 races. It dominated Formula 1™ and set new standards on the track. Designed and built without compromise, the McLaren F1 would do the same on the road.
ENGINEERED TO PERFECTION
Brilliance takes time. It took four years to meticulously plan, design and build the all-conquering F1. Beautifully engineered and exceptionally quick, the F1 broke numerous world records during the ‘90s, and it remains the fastest naturally aspirated road car ever built. Only 106 cars were made in a limited production run, making the F1 one of the most exclusive cars in the world today.