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Friday, 15 January 2016

McLaren F1 supercar heads to London Classic Car Show



A selection of five McLaren F1 supercars will take pride of place at the upcoming London Classic Motor Show in the capital's ExCel centre.

In an exhibition created by Gordon Murray, the Surrey-based designer of the iconic supercar, the vehicles will create a striking centerpiece to the show, alongside memorabilia from its racing days, technical drawings and a detailed history of the car, which was built in Woking from 1992 to 1999. 

Designed to rival supercar royalty, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche, the McLaren F1 – of which only 106 examples were built – was the first car in history to sell for more that $1m US dollars, which equates to £634,500.

It also stole the title of world's fastest production car in 1998, when it reached the blistering speed of 231mph. The F1 held this title until 2005, when the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 reached 253.81mph, however it still remains the world's fastest naturally aspirated production car.

The F1, examples of which have recently sold for over £3.5million, paved the way for the brand's modern supercars, including the MP4-12C and the P1 hybid.

Bas Bungish, event director, commented on the exhibition: "All those involved in what's clearly going to be a very special homage to the F1 believe it will be by far the best, and most complete, insight ever put together for the public – thus something no car enthusiast will want to miss."

The London Classic Car Show will take place in the ExCeL centre from February 18-21.

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