You’d think the dealer would use better photos to sell a supercar for that price.
Without a doubt, the McLaren F1 is one of the most iconic and influential supercars of all time. Nothing could touch it when it launched in the 1990s, with a 240-mph top speed making it the fastest car in the world – a record it held until the Bugatti Veyron arrived nearly a decade after it finished production in 1998. Its legacy will also live on with the upcoming McLaren BP23 hypercar set to become “the most powerful and most aerodynamic road-going McLaren ever produced,” which will adopt a similar three-seat layout.
A mere 64 road-going McLaren F1s were produced between 1992 and 1998 which makes it highly sought after. This of course means its value has increased significantly over the years. We’ve seen some high value McLaren F1s sell for astronomical amounts, such as the first ever US-imported model that sold for a staggering $15.62 million, but this example sale at a Swiss dealership has to be the most expensive we’ve seen yet with a wallet-crunching list price of €20 million - that’s $24.9 million at today’s exchange rates. Finished in silver metallic, this F1 for sale was originally shipped to Germany, where it was first registered in June 1996.
In that time, it’s only been driven 2,175 miles so it’s in practically mint condition. A word of advice to the dealer, though: if you want to attract a buyer, don’t use low-resolution shots that look like they were taken on an early 2000s cell phone. You can see what we mean on the sales listing by Mobile. Probably not the best way to show off a supercar worth $25 million.