The McLaren F1 is the greatest car of all time!
After 700 votes, the McLaren F1 received the most votes for the greatest car of all time.
The F1 catching air, while Car And Driver was reviewing it.
So what makes this car so special?
Well the McLaren F1 is an engineering masterpiece. With a 6.1L naturally aspirated BMW derived V12, making 618 horsepower and 479 pound feet of torque the McLaren F1 was able to reach a top speed of 240.1 miles per hour, a then record!!! which was held until the Bugatti Veyron broke it in 2005. This car was extremely advanced for it's time when it came out in 1992, when cars where just starting to be able to reach 200mph the McLaren was able to blow away the competition.
The beautiful BMW V12 powering the McLaren F1
This car was so advanced for it's time that it could accelerate faster to 100mph than the top of the line 911's at the time could reach 60. The 6.1L V12 is able to produce over 100hp per litre, all motor, no turbos or other kind of forced induction like most cars like this have. This engine was able to deliver power smoother than any Turbo engine at the time could.
The interior of the McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 also had a central driving position like in an F1 car, this allows the driver to be further forward in the vehicle and also moves the weight more to the middle. This is one of the many different features on this car derived from Motorsports. The F1 also featured a radical new suspension setup that gives both comfort and is able to give insane amounts of grip in the corners. Their system was nicknamed GPSC (Ground-Plane Shear Centre) the front suspension utilized unequal length upper and lower control arms supporting a cast aluminium hub carrier. The arms connected to the four point mounted sub-frame via plane bearings, the sub-frame was mounted to the carbon fiber tub, which was revolutionary at the time, not many road cars had used carbon fiber tubs. The steering rack was mounted in the front bulkhead to for maximum capabilities, and meant it didn't require power steering.
The suspension of the McLaren F1
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