McLaren F1 – still the best supercar?

I think so. There are faster cars, there are more technologically advanced cars, but there might not be a better car that executed it’s vision for a street/race car ever.

And all this was done in 1992.

The car is ill. Won LeMans with in it’s first year racing with 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 13th places in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, beating out custom built prototype sports cars.

Check some of the wiki specs:


In terms of sheer top speed, the F1 remains as of 2008 one of the fastest production cars ever made; as of July 2008 it is only succeeded by the Koenigsegg CCR,[24] the Bugatti Veyron[25] and the SSC Ultimate Aero TT.[26] However, all of the superior top speed machines exploit forced induction to reach their respective top speeds – making the McLaren F1 the fastest naturally aspirated production car in the world.


* 0-30 mph (48 km/h): 1.8 s[4]
* 0–60 mph (97 km/h): 3.2 s[4]
* 0–100 mph (160 km/h): 6.3 s[4]
* 0–124.28 mph (200.01 km/h): 9.4 s[27]
* 0–150 mph (240 km/h): 12.8 s[4]
* 0–200 mph (320 km/h): 28 s[4]
* 30 mph (48 km/h)-50 mph (80 km/h): 1.8 s, using 3rd/4th gear[4]
* 30 mph (48 km/h)-70 mph (110 km/h): 2.1 s, using 3rd/4th gear[4]
* 40 mph (64 km/h)-60 mph (97 km/h): 2.3 s, using 4th/5th gear[4]
* 50 mph (80 km/h)-70 mph (110 km/h): 2.8 s, using 5th gear[4]
* 180 mph (290 km/h)-200 mph (320 km/h): 7.6 s, using 6th gear[4]
* 0-400 m: 11.1 s at 138 mph (222 km/h)[4]
* 0-1000 m: 19.6 s at 177 mph (285 km/h)[4]

Top speed

* With rev limiter on: 231 mph (372 km/h)
* With rev limiter removed: 240 mph (390 km/h)

The engine is a custom-built BMW 6.1 L (6064 cc) 60-degree V12 with an aluminium alloy block and head, 86 mm (3.4 in) x 87 mm (3.4 in) bore/stroke, quad overhead camshafts for maximum flexibility of control over the four valves per cylinder and a chain drive for the camshafts for maximum reliability, the engine is dry sump making 627 HP.


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