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McLaren F1 Use Of Expensive Materials


McLaren F1 use of expensive materials like: carbon, titanium, gold and for the first time, the use of carbon fiber monocoque chassis. This unique material combines the low weight necessary for performance with exceptional strength to exceed demanding industry safety requirements.

McLaren F1 is the most powerful supercar produced by McLaren between the years 1994-1998, from the 100 cars: 65 are street versions, 5 are LMs (which was build to honor victory at Le Mans in 1995) and 3 are Gts (the road versions of the 1997 F1 GTR racing car) and 28 F1 GTR made for the roads.


According to many of the car mags at the time, anyway. McLaren F1 has the power output at 627 horsepower or has an imperial HP. The super car is powered by an 6 L V12 engine built by BMW, 627 HP at 7400 rmp, same as road car version. But the F1's carbon body meant it only weighed 2500 lbs, meaning it only had to haul 4 pounds for every 1 horsepower.


The car has a top speed of 386 km/h or 240 mph (very good speed for 1994) and can reach a speed of 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, 200 km/h in 6.7 seconds and 300 km/h in 30 seconds. The McLaren F1 was the fastest car in the world until Bugatti Veyron was introduced. 

When it was first introduced, it was priced at $970,000. This type of car is not produced anymore and it is very rare to find one of these on the market. 


Specifications:

Vehicle Type: - production car, two doors coupe
Price: - $970,000
Configuration: - Mid Engine / RWD
Engine: - V12
Capacity: - 6064 cc
Torque: - 479 lb-ft at 4000 rmp
Horsepower: - 627 bhp at 7400 rpm
Transmission: - 6-speed manual
Wheelbase: - 107
Length: - 168.9 inches
Width: - 71.7 inches
Height: - 44.9 inches
Weight: - 2513 lbs
0-60 mph: - 3.2 sec
Top speed: - 240 mph

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