The original McLaren F1 press release in full - Every detail of the incredible V12 supercar - McLaren F1 specification

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

FOR THE DRIVER

Reach adjustable foot pedals
Ergonomic F1 Nardi steering wheel
Right hand 6-speed manual gearchange
Reach and rake adjustable steering column
Forward sited central driving seat
High-clarity analogue instrumentation
Customised controls
Gear change reverse-gear lockout
Driver-selectable downforce control
Wheel flipper horn and light flasher switches
Driver subsidiary information screen
High-level internal and external rearview mirrors
Armrest structural seat location beams each side
Computerised fault warning system
F1 style full restraint harnesses

EQUIPMENT

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One centreline front driving seat
Two offset rear passenger seats
Space saving, dry opening ‘Dihedral’ doors
Connolly Soft Assisted Aniline upholstery
Total area fixed glass heating and demist
Purpose designed 10 CD autochanger
8 cubic feet cool, fume-free luggage space
Tailored luggage to match
Gas-strut assisted door opening
Security transmission lock
Facom titanium lightweight tool kit

AERODYNAMICS

Fan assisted boundary layer control
Automatic Brake and Balance ‘Foil
Full ground effects underbody
Automatic brake cooling on demand
High efficiency cooling ducts
Windscreen deflector ‘foil
Idling radiator hot air vents
Driver-adjustable downforce control

STRUCTURE

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Integrated roof moulding
Chassis load bearing engine mounting
Chassis load bearing transaxle mounting
Full carbon ‘side intrusion’ doors and sills
Integrated airbox/rollover protection
Full monocoque moulded carbon ‘crash beams’

CHASSIS

Advanced ‘ISA’ rear suspension geometry
Full carbon composite moulded manufacture
Formula One style protective Jabroe grounding plates
Competition-derived multi-vented brake discs
Advanced concept ‘GPSC’ front suspension geometry
Purpose designed high-performance tyres
Race-bred specially designed magnesium lightweight wheels
F1 Monobloc brake callipers

ELECTRONICS

TAG Electronics engine management system
TAG Electronics onboard data acquisition
Service accessible electronic data logging
External landline down-load linkage for factory diagnosis
High capacity electrical system
Remote battery charging point

SAFETY

Laminated, heated glass
Central racing fuel cell
F1 survival cell
Full driver harness
Safety steering
Safety handling
Safety braking
Integrated roll-over structure
Passive safety side intrusion barriers
Passive safety front and rear crash structures

ENGINE

Aluminium flywheel
Carbon clutch
48 valve cylinder heads
Variable inlet valve timing
Offset space-saving final drive
F1 style high level intake engine airbox
Water-oil cooling heat exchanger system
Purpose designed and made 6.1 litre V12
‘Get you home’ emergency management system
Lightweight Inconel silencer box/rear crash structure
High-performance full dry-sump lubrication
Super compact 6-speed transverse gearbox
Weight saving magnesium castings
Four overhead camshafts

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