This Is One Of The Rarest McLaren F1s Ever Made

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Only ten were made - and this one is looking for a new owner.

Last month, the McLaren 765LT became the latest member of McLaren's Longtail family, joining the McLaren 600LT. Based on the McLaren 720S, the McLaren 765LT is lighter and more powerful, packing a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 755 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.

Being 176 pounds lighter than the 720S also enables the 765LT to hit 0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds. The first McLaren to receive the Longtail treatment was the iconic McLaren F1 GTR racer. McLaren only manufactured 106 examples of the F1, 28 of which were GTR race cars. Of these, ten were Longtail cars boasting a longer body and a larger wing to increase downforce - and now one of them is looking for a new owner.

Tom Hartley Jnr
Tom Hartley Jnr

UK based dealer Tom Hartley Jnr. is offering a very rare opportunity to own a 1996 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. What makes this car so special is that it's the very first F1 GTR Longtail ever produced. Technically, it's the first of two F1 GTR prototypes - the other is already owned by renowned collector Nick Mason. This particular car made its racing debut at the Suzuka 1000km with a Lark livery. According to the dealer, the car boasts "extensive Japanese race history".

As if this McLaren F1 GTR Longtail wasn't already special, chassis 19R also happens to be the first GTR Longtail to be made road legal after being converted by Lanzante and Gordon Murray Design.

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Tom Hartley Jnr
Tom Hartley Jnr
Tom Hartley Jnr

Lanzante has also made several road-legal versions of the McLaren P1 GTR. Power is provided by a 6.0-liter BMW V12 engine that produces 600 horsepower, paired with an X-Trac six-speed sequential transmission. If you'd rather tame the F1 GTR Longtail on a race track, the car is being sold with all parts to return it back to full racing specification. The sale also includes a book by Gordon Murray Design documenting the car's history and road spec conversion.

There's no price listed, but a McLaren F1 sold for a record $15.62 million in the US back in 2017. Given the car's rarity, this McLaren F1 GTR Longtail could easily top that.

Tom Hartley Jnr
Tom Hartley Jnr
Tom Hartley Jnr

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