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Red McLaren F1 sold for $10m

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Red McLaren F1 sold for $10m

A very rare example of a McLaren F1, painted bright red, has recently sold for a record of 10 million USD.

The McLaren F1 is definitely one of the hottest supercars ever produced and it seems they are becoming more and more valuable amongst collectors, after last year a silver finished example has been auctioned for a record 8,470,000 USD. But now, one year later, this bright red finished McLaren F1 has managed to find a new owner who had to pay a record setting 10 million USD before getting his hand on his brand new ride.

The McLaren F1 in question has been sold in a private transaction, in the UK, and it’s wearing chassis 28, being created originally by the company as a gift to Michael Andretti, and so it has his signature on the sun visor. Andretti sold it after a few years to a Japanese collector and since then it was owned by two Californians. Now it’s back in England.

McLaren has produced the F1 between 1992 and 1998 in just 106 units, in Woking, Surrey, England, UK. The model has been sold in a two-door coupe body style, with a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout, being powered by a 6.1 liter V12 engine, rated at 627 HP (468 kW) and 651 Nm (480 lb-ft) of torque, available at 5,600 rpm. The rev limiter was set at 7,500 rpm.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, May 8th, 2014 - filed under McLaren, News. Image credit: .
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