VITALLY – AS IN ONE OF McLAREN’S WORLD CHAMPION RACING CARS – DRIVER AND VEHICLE BECOME ENTIRELY AS ONE
The primary design consideration for the McLaren F1 has been to make it without reserve ‘a driver’s car’, an extremely high-performance design which advances all conventional boundaries. It combines Formula 1 racing car dynamics with genuine Grand Touring capabilities.
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Beginning with its radical and entirely innovative one-plus-two seating configuration, the McLaren F1 now applies several such advanced solutions to all the inherent shortcomings of conventional mid-engined sportscars.
From conception to production, the F1 has never been just another extravagantly styled, highly specified and over-sized ‘head turner’. It has instead been created entirely as an exceptionally lightweight, compact, precise design of intrinsic purity and real practicality.
Its centreline driving position provides optimum visibility, control, comfort and safety. Vitally – as in McLaren’s World Champion racing cars – driver and vehicle become as one. Both ‘rear-seat’ passengers are also located well inboard, in effect just behind the driver’s shoulders, in similar comfort and great safety.
With such spacious accommodation for three tall adults, the McLaren F1 is plainly not ‘just another’ mid-engined supercar. It also applies equally fresh solutions to such vital areas as transmission, suspension and aerodynamic management.
McLaren F1 owners will be joining an exclusive club – each car will be individually commissioned, custom built and tailored to its owner within the overall design’s distinctive engineering envelope.
Each McLaren f1 will thus write an exclusive piece of automotive history, becoming a hand-made masterpiece embodying cutting-edge technology and precision-engineered to the same exacting standards as McLaren’s multiple World Championship-winning Grand prix cars. Every F1 owner will receive the attention which helped make Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, and Ayrton Senna multiple McLaren World Champions…
In This Article
- 1The original McLaren F1 press release in full - Every detail of the incredible V12 supercar
- 2The McLaren F1
- 4For the driver - currently reading
- 5History of McLaren
- 6McLaren today
- 7McLaren F1 design concept
- 8McLaren F1 chassis and structure
- 9The chassis
- 10McLaren F1 suspension and steering
- 11McLaren F1 braking systems
- 12McLaren F1 wheels and tyres
- 13McLaren F1 styling
- 14McLaren F1 aerodynamic concept
- 15McLaren F1 ground effect
- 16McLaren F1 centre of pressure control
- 17McLaren F1 engine and transmission
- 18McLaren F1 engine
- 19McLaren F1 transmission
- 20McLaren F1 electronics
- 21McLaren F1 ergonomics
- 22McLaren F1 interior
- 23McLaren F1 equipment
- 24McLaren F1 glass
- 25McLaren F1 audio system
- 26McLaren F1 finish
- 27McLaren F1 craftsmanship
- 28McLaren F1 specification
- 29McLaren F1 technical specification