McLaren F1

Discussion in 'Car Pictures' started by Jap Performance Eat Dust, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. #1 Jap Performance Eat Dust, Jan 1, 2006
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  2. Am i the only one that that car does nothing for (the SOK gtr)?

    I'll have it in its Lark livery please :D
  3. #3 SL King, Jan 8, 2006
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  4. It's his own F1 - XP3. Here's a better photo.

  5. Ah thanks, for some reason the plate doesn't ring a bell. I dunno but I always think that K6 MCL is his, but that's XP4, the one Tiff drove on TG.
  6. XP4 is in CA with Larry Blair
  7. mini magic, or whoever, in your previous post with 4 pics in it, what kind of car is that with the F1 in the last pic? The silver/grey car. Thanks in advance.
  8. Thats a good question. My first thought was a Marcos but i can't really tell. Maybe Erik (Peloton) has a pic of it.
  9. I checked already and don't have any other angles on it. I also can't figure out what it is - I don't even have a good guess.

  10. Ginetta or caterham are my best guesses
  11. Well this could be a new thread... "Guess this car!!"
  12. No or So cal?
  13. You'd have to ask him - he has homes in both locations. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

  14. definately a Ginetta, probably a G4 (if thats right, the one in Gran Turismo 4)
  15. #15 hurstg01, Jan 13, 2006
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    Its the G20, the modern day version of the G4

    See -

    the bulbous nose, the vents, the badge all tie it in
  16. that'll work thanks
  17. #17 Peloton25, Jan 18, 2006
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    Black LMs - finally revealed! Finally being an understatement!

    It's been difficult, but I have been sitting on this image for some time now in hopes that I could gather some independent confirmation of it's accuracy for all the skeptics. So far, three individuals with the knowledge and experiences to really know claim this is an accurate representation of the Black LMs in Brunei. A fourth source has declined to comment unfortunately, but I can certainly respect that. I am also working on gathering confirmation through a fifth source as well, not that I think it is really necessary at this point. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>

    Adding to the crediblity of the Brunei connection is the style of front plate included in the image. You can see some examples of Brunie plates at these two links:

    I'm sure you are curious about the source of the image. It came my way via a very generous person who found it hidden away on this website belonging to Pininfarina Senior Designer, Maurizio Corbi.

    Those sources confirming the image's accuracy speculated that Maurizio could have had access to the cars in Brunei during his time with Pininfarina since they created several special cars for the Brunei Royal Family. I suspected he may have been comissioned by Brunei to create the piece of artwork, but he could have simply chosen to do the illustration on his own.

    Just to see what he would information he would volunteer, I sent an email to him complimenting his work, letting him know I was a fan of the F1 and asking rather shrewdly: "Can you tell me more about that car? It is very unique looking for a McLaren F1."

    I hit the jackpot with a portion of his reply:

    "It's true, i took this image in Brunei infact i was there in 1996 like Pininfarina designer for some projects and i saw this magnific car in the Jerudong Park Garage.

    I think is a unique car, made only for the Sultan."

    So there you have it - 4 people confirm that the Black LMs exist, that this is what they look like, and the artist confirms that the image was made while he was visiting Brunei. It really doesn't get any better than this in my mind. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/cool.gif"></A>

    Personally I don't find the graphics appealing, but as I have mentioned before, unfortunately my bank account isn't quite large enough for my opinion to matter. Obviously some members of the Brunei Royal Family felt this was how the cars should look, and this is how they ended up. I'm still hopeful that we can some day get real photos of these cars. I just made contact with someone else in Brunei who was there and had access to cars like these, so I am hoping to gather even more information from them.

  18. Haha it looks ridiculous. Though its awesome you finally confirmed it. Man have you got all your fingers in a lot of pies <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  19. Yeah - all this time I was pretty sure that I wasn't going to be stunned by it's beauty when I saw it. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>

    I still don't find the pic disappointing because it answers one of the few remaining mysteries on the F1. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/cool.gif"></A>

  20. Have you heard the most recent developments of the F1's in Australia?
  21. I'm surprised the one in SVAG isn't gone. And now I missed the Veyron <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  22. I heard that #16R has been sold and has left the country to a destination unknown. Are there any developments beyond that?

  23. They want to much money for #014.

    A potential future owner contacted me the other day for info. I'm not sure if he's legit, but if he is and purchases it the car will be headed back to the East coast.

  24. Not really, but potentially. I'll have to reply to that email that you sent me a while ago and fill you in. I also found an old article done on the Gulf GTR that I'll have to scan, but it is in French.
  25. svag had a veyron in stock? wtf, i would have driven down for that. what else do they or silicon valley ferrari have right now?

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