Mclaren F1 GTR – Monterey Car Week
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The McLaren F1 GTR was a racing variant of the McLaren F1 sports car first produced in 1995 for grand touring style racing, such as the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC, and British GT Championship. It is most famous for its overall victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans where it won against faster purpose-built prototypes. McLaren F1 GTRs raced internationally until 2005 when the final race chassis was retired.
BMW USA Classic To Run 7 Classic Race Cars At The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2016
The 1992 – 1998 McLaren F1 was the world’s fastest and most technically advanced production car in its day. On 31 March 1998, a McLaren F1 set the record for the world’s fastest production car, reaching 231 mph (372 km/h). The car was the first to feature a fully carbon fiber structure, a stressed engine and many other advanced racing technologies adapted for the street – which all helped to minimize weight. McLaren turned to BMW to develop an engine worthy of this supercar and BMW responded by developing a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter, twin-cam, 4 valve, V-12, developing 636 horsepower. Production began in 1992 and ended in 1998. In all, 106 cars were manufactured, 64 of which were the standard street version (F1), five were LMs (tuned versions), three were longtail roadcars (GT), five prototypes (XP), 28 racecars (GTR) and one LM prototype (XP LM).
After the 1996 Le Mans race, the car was retired and remains in original/unrestored condition. At the 2016 Rolex Reunion, it will be driven by retired pro driver and television announcer Justin Bell who drove a sister McLaren F1 GTR to third overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. Bell will run in Group 5B: 1981-1991 FIA manufacturers Championship, IMSA GTO/GTP with races on Sunday, August 21. Video by effspot