Someone Is Going To Pay Insane Money For This Mint-Condition McLaren F1

McLaren Special Operations

And it'll be worth every single cent.

The McLaren F1 is a legendary car for many reasons, one of which is its rarity. You don’t see many up for sale, which is what makes this F1 so newsworthy. It’s a 1998 with only 2,800 miles on the clock and McLaren itself has announced that it is for sale. The car was maintained by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) heritage division and is described as being in “concours condition.” That’s a far cry from the F1 Rowan Atkinson had on sale a few years back, which had 41,000 miles and was in two accidents.

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It’s easy to blame Mr. Bean for the crashes but make sure you don’t blame him for putting so many miles on his F1. After all, this supercar is meant to be driven. It has a naturally aspirated 6.1-liter V12 producing 627 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Its top speed is 242.8 mph, with McLaren proudly boasting in its press release that this is still the fastest any naturally aspirated production car has ever gone. Helping the F1 reach such nutty speeds is its lightweight construction. It was the first street-legal car with a full carbon fiber chassis and weighed just 2,500 pounds. The driving experience is unlike any other thanks in part to the center-mounted seat. It's essentially an F1 car you can take through the drive-thru.

This F1 is one of only six built in 1998—the last year of production—and is chassis #069. Only 64 F1s in total came out of McLaren’s Woking workshop. It’s finished in carbon black and looks absolutely stunning almost two decades later. Even the gold in the engine bay looks as good as new. Of course the ultimate question is what will this F1 cost? Well, we don’t exactly know as no price is listed. Mr. Bean’s franken F1 was priced at £8 million ($11.6 million) last summer, and this example is in much better condition. Let’s just say that if you have to ask you’ll never know. Hopefully McLaren lets the sale price slip once this F1 is sold. How many rich gearheads do you think are clearing garage space right at this moment?

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