We've never seen anything quite like this.
The legendary McLaren F1 is still considered to be the epitome of supercars by many. Before the Bugatti Veyron stole its thunder, the F1 was the world's fastest production car; the massively powerful BMW V12 engine is capable of hurtling it towards 240 mph.
This '90s icon remains one of the world's most collectible cars - an example with just 242 recorded miles was expected to sell for $15 million. Being so valuable, they remain a rare sight, and spotting one is enough to make any car guy's day. But what about several F1s?
In the following video, we get to see a flotilla of F1s descend on Lake Garda in Italy, all lining up to board a ferry to the other side. The sleepy Italian village is enlivened by the arrival of this incredible group, which includes F1 GTR and GTR Longtail variants. To appease the ever-growing crowd, one driver revs the incredible V12, a decision met with a positive reaction.
One after the other, the F1s arrive in the parking lot and slowly attract quite the crowd. Like paparazzi around an A-list celebrity, car-spotters and camera-wielding gearheads surround the $200 million group. As the first F1 road car makes its way onto the ferry, the driver is careful not to scrape the very low nose of the British supercar. Thankfully, it clears with ease.
But what about the low-slung GTRs and Longtails? In a nail-biting moment, the road-going racers all clear the ramp with inches to spare. With the entire group of McLarens on board, it's quite a sight to behold. We're guessing the captain of this particular ferry has never seen something similar or transported a collection of cars quite so valuable. The video makes no mention of why these McLaren F1s are traveling together but, by the looks of things, it's an exclusive affair.
Look closely and you'll see the F1s all registered in different countries. There are a few US-spec cars in the mix (and one from Hong Kong) but most of them appear to be from the UK. As the boat docks on the other side, the supercars depart to explore the other side of the lake. There's no doubt this esteemed gathering of the world's best supercar caused an equally big frenzy on the other side.
This isn't the first time we've seen a horde of F1s being transported together. In March, a bevy of these beauties was sent off to Paris via truck to take part in the prestigious Paris Retromobile auto show.
When introduced in 1992, the F1 was able to hit 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. Nowadays, even the entry-level 720S can best that. But on-paper performance figures are of little importance when it comes to a car like this - it's about the experience, something creator Gordon Murray is hoping to recreate with the T.50.