McLaren F1

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

  1. I am drooling over my keyboard!

    Thank you
  2. That's the New Zealand one!
  3. #930 F50Fanatic, Apr 24, 2010
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  4. The pics that Jap Performance just posted are brand new to Flickr in the past few weeks. I've added a few comments to his album thanking him for the excellent content. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    The ones from DK Engineering are old. The car has been sold and may be getting another refit, perhaps back to its original racing livery, or maybe something new?

  5. Almost looks like a toy model in that photo! <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/cool.gif"></A>

  6. The F1 is gorgeous in Black
  7. Speechless... <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>


    Any link to a gallery (hi res perhaps =D )
  9. Yeah - you and me both buddy. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A> <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>

    What comes out will surely be posted. Those three images are unfortunately all there is so far, but the event just occurred quite recently.

    There were more than 20 and perhaps as many as 25 F1s in attendance for what was a special F1 owner's preview of the MP4-12C. Must have been fun for them.

  10. Ouch ! Impressive all these McLaren !
  11. at mclaren
  12. how much money?
  13. whats with the different headlights
  14. Not entirely sure. It's the only F1 I've ever seen with them fitted, but it is believed the car has had them since new, even before the High Downforce Kit was fitted to the car. Chassis number is believed to be #059 and the owner remains a mystery on that one, but it does live in the UK.

  15. Okay thanks.
  16. What a sight <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  17. are those not the US spec headlights? pretty sure i've seen them before, along with those retarded bumpers.
  18. I almost kinda like them better
  19. No - completely different than the Ameritech headlamps. Trust me when I say that is the only car in the world that has ever been seen with them. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    It isn't just the lights inside the lens that are different, the entire section of glass is smaller with the trim panel above being larger to compensate. See the two sets of reference shots below for comparison of this car to two different standard F1s from similar angles.

    So that it is not too confusing the two standard cars have different headlamps as well - the first road car with normal bodywork has the original incandescent headlamps fitted to all F1s, and the second one also wears a version of the High Downforce Kit and has been upgraded with a fairly common HID option from McLaren.

    The headlights on the unique F1 are also HIDs, but the projector is positioned in the outboard spot with that rectangular lamp functioning as the high beam (same orientation as the regular F1s) whereas the more common HID upgrade moves the low beam to the inner lamp position and uses the larger round lens in the outboard spot for the high beams.

    I have always suspect this unique headlight car may have very close ties to the factory as it was used in an 2001 issue of McLaren's own RacingLine magazine in a comparison with the original M6 GT road car.

    The last image I will share is the dreadful "Ameritech F1" look for reference to those, which didn't even retain the glass covers.

  20. lol, i knew i was wrong, i apologize for ever doubting you. i just knew that the ameritech ones were square too
  21. It's really fine - I wasn't offended that anyone would cast doubt on something I said or anything. I have actually learned quite a few things in my many years from hearing different opinions and with questions I am given a chance to educate as well. I was only firm in my reply because I'm quite certain of these facts.

    Now if only I could be certain of the chassis number. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>

    While I am here, I'll share one more picture that is rather old of this car in Monaco without its High Downforce Kit, again giving a good view of the lights.

  22. Hey All,

    Yup it's been a while since I've posted. I took these shots yesterday at a Ferrari dealership in Norwood, MA. I was told it was in for some paint work but no one would tell me the chassis # or who's car it is... I'm guessing it's Herb Chamber's since his dealerships are right down the street.

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