The McLaren F1 Owners Club held a rally May 30th to June 1st, 2014 in the Tuscany region of Italy. A total of 18 McLaren F1 models participated in the three-day tour, of which six were the GTR racing variant and 12 were road cars. In addition, the Tour was supported by McLaren P1, 12C and 650S road cars.
The McLaren F1 is considered by many to be one of the greatest cars of all time. Launched at a price of £540,000 in 1994, over the course of the next four years 64 F1, five F1 LM and three F1 GT road cars were produced, together with 28 F1 GTR race cars. An additional six prototypes were also produced. Its exclusivity, technical innovation, racing provenance, revolutionary packaging and driving experience have made it an icon. So potent was the F1 that it’s still the fastest normally aspirated production road car in the world.
In 1994, after pressure from owners, McLaren developed a racing version of the F1 road car to run in the FIA GT1 category in the 1995 season. Despite a design and development period of just 3 months, the F1 GTR swept all before it, winning not only the 1995 GT1 Championship, but also the 24 Heures du Mans on its debut. McLaren not only won, but dominated the rain-soaked endurance race, finishing in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th places.
In 1998, with a total of 106 of all variants built and its production run complete, the McLaren F1 went on to achieve its greatest feat outside competitive motorsport. McLaren development and race driver Andy Wallace took XP5, the fifth and final prototype F1 with some 45,000 hard test miles on the clock, to the Ehra-Lessien proving ground in Germany. It was here on 31st March 1998 that the howling V12 propelled him to an amazing 240.1mph. So potent was the F1 that it remains the fastest normally aspirated production road car in the world.
McLaren F1 Owners Club Tour 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery
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