McLaren F1 GTR Longtail Chassis 20R finds its way home image

The British supercar maker only produced ten examples of the F1 GTR Longtail and the particular unit in the gallery has managed to find its way back home.

In between 1992 and 1999 McLaren only produced 106 examples of the iconic F1 and the GTR Longtail was the final farewell. It was an evolution of the 1995 GTR that snatched the win at the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, so the Longtail version came with numerous enhancements to increase downforce and upgrade the race car’s already mind-blowing performances. It was internally dubbed the “F1 GT”, and had a fully adjustable suspension and a six-speed sequential transmission. Most importantly, it also had lost 135 kilograms (297 pounds) tipping the scales at 915 kg (2,017 lbs) while the BMW V12 6.0-liter engine produced 600 horsepower (448 kilowatts) and 480 pound-feet (651 Newton-meters) of torque.

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The first chassis was number 19R, subsequently converted for street use. It then made another nine customer cars – chassis 20R originally delivered to the Gulf-Davidoff GTC Motorsport, who came up with second place at Le Mans during the 1997 season. The car is now in McLaren’s stable – patiently awaiting to see what the Brits cook for the F successor, probably when the latter is expected to arrive in 2019.