Aside from its speed, what made the McLaren
F1 stand out was its seating arrangement. Instead of two seats in tandem, the F1 placed the driver in the middle, with two outboard seats placed on either side and further back. However those few imported by Ameritech to the US had to ditch the supplementary seats because they weren't fitted with airbags. The more extreme race-spec F1 GTR
was also stripped of its extra seats, and while some of them were converted back to road use, not all were retrofitted with the extra seating capacity. Either way, the BMW
-sourced, 618hp 6.1-liter V12 propelled the advanced carbon monocoque chassis to 60 in 3.2 seconds and top out at 231 mph.