This Porsche 911 And The McLaren F1 Have One Thing In Common

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And today's the last day you can buy it.

The McLaren F1 is famous for many things, among them its center-mounted driver's seat. The hypercar's two passengers occupy seats to the left and right of the driver. It's the ideal setup for a very special car which, at the time, was about the closest thing to an actual Formula 1 race car for the road. Of course, not everyone can afford a McLaren F1. Okay, so mostly nobody can. Jay Leno's F1, for example, is said to have a value of around $20 million. But for anyone who still desires to drive a true driver's car with that same center driver's seat and wants to spend a fraction of that amount, we have the answer. However, you have only have a few hours left to make a move.

Up for sale on Bring A Trailer is this 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S. From the outside, it looks like your typical 997 generation 911, only with a cool rear wing, factory aero kit, and 19-inch Sport Design wheels. But there's an awesome surprise inside, which can you probably guess by now.

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It was converted to a single front-seat setup by its previous owner. The process for doing so was fairly extensive. It required the entire dashboard to be removed and replaced by a custom-built carbon fiber and leather-trimmed piece, and the center stack to be relocated rightward and bolted to the custom console where the shifter is now located.

The work was professionally done by Trinity Motorsports out of Lima, Ohio. Other new custom features include a Cobra seat, five-point harness, upgraded Kenwood stereo, and a backup camera. There's also a three-spoke steering wheel and a 200 mph speedometer. The car also came from the factory with the coveted Sport Chrono Package. Total mileage comes to only 33,000.

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And because it's a Carrera S, power comes from a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six with a total of 355 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. A few performance improvements were made including a titanium exhaust system and an aftermarket intake system.

The original retail price tag came to $110,055 back in early 2008, but as of this writing, the highest bid was $22,300. Many new Kias cost more than that, and none of them have over 300 hp, a six-speed manual, or a center-mounted driver's seat.

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