There is no resemblance to the Road-Legal McLaren F1 GTR Longtel

There are only 10 examples of the McLaren F1 GTR Longtel, each worth perhaps more than $ 20 million, the owner of one of them recently sent the car to Lanzante where it has been repaired and the road has been legalized.

This F1 GTR is chassis no. 19R and once known as squiggles because of the dazzling pink and yellow accents that adorned it in black. Although these colorful shapes have been removed, the car still has more road presence than anything else, and cruising it on the streets of London is really worth a look.

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As you can imagine, the F1 GTR Longtel is far from the most practical road car. After all, it was originally designed as a race car and still uses its racing powertrain so that the gearbox is very loud and does not over-refine at slow speeds.

The McLaren F1 GTR was originally designed for competitions such as the BPR Global GT Series, the FIA ​​GT Championship, the JGTC, and the British GT Championship. It proved to be an instant success and was famously claimed in 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans but by 1997 Porsche was facing stiff competition from the 911 GT1 and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR was becoming a real threat.

This persuaded McLaren to change the car, eventually making Longtel. The bodywork of the car was dramatically modified to include both a long nose and a long tail, all in the name of improving aerodynamics and speeding up the car. The British carmaker has reduced the size of the F12 GTR’s V12 engine to 6.0-liter but it is still good for 600 hp and was paired with a new X-trac six-speed sequential transmission.

 

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