A British dealer has broken the record for selling the most expensive modern supercar, with a sale that could incite emotion even in the staunchest of Brits! The sale of a 1998 McLaren F1 for $3.5 million set the record for the lucky chap. The dealer was characteristically mum on the actual price, revealing only that it was in excess of $3.5 million. Find more of the most expensive cars here.
The 1998 McLaren F1 poised for press at the dealership
The modern McLaren F1 stats:
• Bespoke 6.1-liter V12 engine
• 627 horses
• Top speed of 243 miles per hour
• Just 64 examples were created between 1993 and 1998
• Unique 3-seat layout positions the driver in the center
• The engine bay is lined with gold leaf, which offers heat reflective properties
Adored to the tune of $3.5 million USD
McLaren’s F1 is regarded as the ultimate modern supercar in the collector’s arena. Experts compare it to the Ferrari 250 GTO in terms of desirability. We all know how much a Ferrari 250 can nab at a luxury car auction! A 250 GTO nabbed £22 million at auction, dropping jaws around the globe. The F1 boasts blistering performance specs and held the title of ‘World’s fastest car’ for nearly a decade. It remains the World’s fastest non-turbocharged car.
Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr.Bean) crashed his McLaren F1…among other cars.
The sale price of this McLaren trumps even a brand-spanking-new Bugatti Veyron, which is a million-dollar ride. One could purchase 3 Bugatti hypercars for the price of this McLaren F1! The F1 has an impeccable and unblemished history with no crashes…unlike Rowan Atkinson’s ride.
Famous McLaren owners have included Bean and Leno
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