CENTRE DRIVER’S SEAT IN A MCLAREN F1 SOLVED A MAJOR SUPERCAR PROBLEM
Imagine being able hit 391kmph 25-years ago, in 1991, in a car that could then be driven normally on the roads like any other road-legal machine. Well not entirely, as unlike any other road-legal car, you would be sitting at the centre to drive instead of on either side. The Gordon Murray-designed McLaren F1 was the fastest road car then, and even today, the 25-year-old machine has stood the test of time to hold on to the crown of being the world fastest naturally-aspirated production road car. And in today’s ever-growing world of small-displacement-turbocharged engines, there’s little doubt that that record is going to stay unchallenged forever.
The McLaren F1 was genesis. Never before had anyone seen a machine that brought so much of Formula One technology to a road car. Things such as ram air pressure to force air into the engine, something that allowed the car to hit the rev limiter during its top speed attempt. This was the reason why McLaren had to remove the limiter so that the McLaren F1 could reach its HISTORIC RECORD TOP SPEED OF 240.1MPH (286.3KMPH).
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