Say hello to the most expensive McLaren F1 ever – taken home for an arguably ludicrous $15.62 million during the auction organized by Bonham’s at the Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey.
The car does have the pedigree for it though – it was sold by the original owner, and was kept in immaculate condition, still being virtually new. The 627-horsepower (467-kilowatt) 6.1-liter V12 is on point, hooked to the original six-speed manual gearbox – and from still the F1 is capable of rocketing to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 3.2 seconds, and continue on to a record-at-the-time maximum speed of 242.9 mph (391 kph). The still cool design is wrapped around in a silver finish matched by black and grey Connolly leather inside. The only repairs were a twice-replaced fuel cell and some minor wear and tear, with the car looking as if it just came out the factory floor.
That’s also because it has only been driven for 9,600 miles (15,449 kilometers) since new. The McLaren F1 was built in just 64 examples, and this American-exported vehicle was the 37th unit off the assembly line. By the way, McLaren is now a fully-fledged automaker and it’s also ne route towards delivering a spiritual successor the F1, complete with its iconic three-seat layout. So in the future you might want to hold on to the new one, presumably to enjoy it for a few decades then sell it for a hefty profit.