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Video: McLaren F1 tested on Japanese road

With only 100 units built, seeing a McLaren F1 on the streets is quite a rarity. And if you throw in the amount it takes to own one, the chances of ever driving an F1 are even smaller than just seeing one. That being said, some guys over in Japan were lucky enough to get behind the wheel of the British supercar and take it for a little joyride. Just listen to to the sound of the engine as the music flows out of the exhaust! Turn up your volume and enjoy!

The McLaren F1 is powered by a 6.1 liter, quad-cam, 48-valve V12 power unit that produces no less than 627 HP and drives through a bespoke six-speed transaxle gearbox. In March 1998, the F1 laid waste to the then-world record for the fastest production car in the world when it topped out at a speed of 240.14mph.


4 comments:

The article said that the Veyron was the fastest car in the world. Actually that honor goes to the SSC Ultimate Aero. Furthermore, the Veyron never was officially recognized as the fastest car in the world by Guinness World Records because VW/Bugatti never fulfilled the criteria for the record.

A very limited edition car. It must be very expensive. Perhaps, if I could buy such car, I can not even take it to drive on the roads. I might kill someone if it gets damaged or what.

Maybe, but the driver obviously is not that skilled, spending more time on the brake then on the go-go pedal, not good enough!11

Driving one of these - on the street - is my one claim to fame. I shifted from second to third at 125 mph. Shut her down after that. Yes - it’s the most amazing car - ever.

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