The original McLaren F1 press release in full - Every detail of the incredible V12 supercar - McLaren F1 equipment
As McLaren re-publishes the full, original 1992 press release for its F1 supercar, it's a perfect time to celebrate the F1, we think
FUNCTIONAL YET SUPREMELY DRIVEABLE, THE McLAREN F1 IS INTENDED ABOVE ALL ELSE TO BE USED...
The McLaren F1 can house a full 8 cubic feet (227 litres) volume of luggage in two cool, clean side compartments just ahead of its rear-wheel arches, well away from the heat and fumes of the engine bay. Compartment doors are remote-released from the cockpit, and also provide access to the equally well-insulated dry-sump oil tank and electrical equipment bays.
If just one passenger is carried, more specially-designed luggage has been developed to fit into the free seat, providing a further 2 cubic feet (56 litres) of luggage space, making 10 cubic feet in total.
Exclusive ‘McLaren f1’ hand-crafted luggage has been tailored specially to optimise available-space utilisation, including two tall cases, two suitcases – one hanging, one slender – and a carbon-composite document case.
The custom-made carbon and leather document case fits beneath the driver’s seat, while interior cockpit stowage includes four large ‘glove boxes’ and an A4-sized map pocket. A courtesy mirror is provided for passengers’ use.
A choice of interior and luggage leather colour schemes is offered, and for further personalisation the driver’s seat, steering wheel and luggage can all be colour matched to the car body or other client preference.
A nose-top compartment provides space for the hydraulic reservoirs, onboard Kenwood ten-disc CD unit and the tailored titanium lightweight tool kit developed exclusively for the F1 by the well-known high quality French manufacturer Facom.
The commissioning brief for this tool kit was that its constituent items should be necessarily strong, robust and usable, but also extremely light to comply with the rigorous weight target for the car as a whole. Facom has accordingly developed a kit consisting of forged titanium tools manufactured to McLaren F1 requirements.
A tailored car cover and a battery charger with remote integrated connection point built-in are also supplied with each vehicle.
The McLaren F1 is intended above all else to be used…