How many were build? And can you still see it racing?

Discussion in '1993 McLaren F1 GTR' started by Black Devil, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. Re: How many were build? And can you still see it racing?

    Production of the McLaren F1 drew to a close in May 1998, with a total production of 100 cars, made up as follows:

    F1 : 64 units
    F1 GT : 3 units
    F1 LM : 5 units
    F1 GTR 95' : 9 units
    F1 GTR 96' : 9 units
    F1 GTR 97' : 10 units

    U can stil see the 97' GTR Longtail racing in the Japan JGTC Championship!!!

    For the F1, it requires a few moments thought to come to terms with the fact that only 64 of these exquisite cars will ever exist. Their rarity is guaranteed, and consequently, their value is likely to increase with time.

    Most of the existing owners intend to keep their cars for their lifetime - some even intend to pass them on to their own children. But ,just occasionally, an F1 becomes available through McLarens facilitation service, which helps to place existing F1's with new owners.

    Described as ‘one of the greatest GT cars of all time’ the McLaren F1 GTR dominated GT racing from 1995 to 1997. A total of 28 F1 GTR race cars were built:

    F1 GTR 95' : 9 units
    F1 GTR 96' : 9 units
    F1 GTR 97' : 10 units

    The 1995 F1 GTR was designed and produced in just a few months in order to have cars ready for the new GT class. Only lightly modified from the F1 road car it confirmed the design integrity of the F1 by taking 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th places at the Le Mans 24 hour race at the first attempt, as well as the Global GT Championship.

    For 1996 the F1 GTR was developed further to meet the new GT regulations and had another dominant year, winning both the Global and Japanese National GT championships.

    Whilst the glory days of these cars are now over, the 1995 and 1996 McLaren F1 GTR cars have quickly become sought after by shrewd collectors. They recognise that, like their predecessors from the '60's, the great GT cars of the '90's will become classics.

    For 1997, although power was pegged at around 600 bhp, radical weight saving and significant increases in downforce meant that the cars were up to 5 seconds a lap faster. Despite starting from the lightweight F1 road car, small weight reductions had been made in both 1995 and 1996. However for 1997, a massive 85kg weight reduction was achieved, for a final weight of 915kg. The huge increase in downforce was achieved by using the longer nose and tail section from the F1 GT road car together with a much larger and more efficient rear wing.
    In what was to be it's final year in front line GT racing, the F1 GTR achieved 2nd place in the European Championship. However, the reliability of the car was demonstrated yet again at Le Mans, where the F1 won the GT category and secured 2nd place overall.
    McLaren continue to provide full spare part and technical support world-wide for these cars through their Customer Care department.

    Thanx°°°
     
  2. Re: How many were build? And can you still see it racing?

    How do you think we would go to Japan hust see this car.
    And does McLaren still build cars???
     
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    I don't think so... Mclaren is now doing some work on one of the Mercedes, and are still racing in Formula one.
     
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    Right!-Mc Laren still races in Formula One and they work on the Vision SLR!!!
     
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    Yea, the disigner of the F1, Gordan Murray, is the chief designerof the Merc Vision SLR. Can't wait till it comes out!
     
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    Can't also wait....but I think we all will be a bit disappointed about it!
     
  7. #8 maartenvanthek, Jul 12, 2003
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    Re: How many were build? And can you still see it racing?

    there are more than hundred cars made.

    first of alk, they made 5 prototypes. XP1, XP2, XP3, XP4, and XP5.
    then they started to make the roadcars. 64 of those were made.
    for 1995 they made 9 race cars, the 95gtr's. the 95gtr's had a fantastic performance @ le mans, and to celebrate it they made the lm.
    ofcourse, a prototype was built, called XPLM (almost every pic you see is XPLM). for 1996 they made 9 racecars again. in 1997 a new class was started @ le mans. the GT1. The cars raced in the GT1 class, were racecars, but there had to be at least one roadcar produced. mclaren had to do that as well, this car was called F1 GT 'longtail'. First they had to make a prototype which is #056XPGT. another two roadcars were made #054XPGT and #058XPGT. 10 cars were made for the 1997 season, those were the longtailed 97gtr's.
    production was seized in 1998, the last car built was #075, with the colour Yquem (some kind of orange, looks like this car: www.mclaren4sale.com ). one spare chassistub resides @ the factory, for if an f1 suffers fatal damage to the monococque.

    Now sometime later, with the full support of the factory, an 11th GTR 1997 spec was made, which is today known as the hitotsuyama car, or #29R. whether the spare tub was used to build this car is still unknown, but i hope to find out.

    i'll sum it up for you.

    F1 prototypes: 5
    F1: 64
    F1 LM prototype: 1
    F1 LM: 5
    F1 GT protoype: 1
    F1 GT: 2
    F1 GTR 95spec: 9
    F1 GTR 96spec: 9
    F1 GTR 97spec: 10
    F1 GTR 'Hitotsuyama': 1
    ---------------------------------
    Total 107 cars and one spare chassis.

    so now you know
     
  8. Re: How many were build? And can you still see it racing?

    and a lot of the GTR's are still used for racing for instance in the japanese JGTC championship where they run in the 500 class (500bhp)
     
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    Right!
     
  10. Re: How many were build? And can you still see it racing?

    Altogether there were 100 Mclaren F1's including F1 GT's, LM's, and GTR's. But I'm not sure about racing.
     
  11. Re: How many were build? And can you still see it racing?

    We're talking about the actual cars not the prototype models.
     
  12. #13 FinalTierX, Jul 29, 2003
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    Sorry, I only live in America.
     
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    yea, BMW owned mclaren when they built the F1s, now benz owns them and they're workin w/ benz to build F1 cars and that SLR mclaren
     
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    the F1 is 10000000000x the car the SLR is thou <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  16. Re: How many were build? And can you still see it racing?

    The SLR sucks hard guys!
    Automatic gear change in a hyper car....h4h4!
     
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    BMW never owned McLaren, retard.
     

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