The guys from EVO are going to convince you why the McLaren F1 is the greatest supercar ever, if you’re not convinced already.
Some of us grew up with the McLaren F1, it was the kind of supercar which kept little boys’ room doors covered in posters, it made a lot of men carefully calculate their income and it is not forgotten even now, 17 years after it has left production. Many petrol heads consider it to be one of the greatest supercars ever to have been produced and its soul was the fact that it lacked all safety systems which we now take for granted and this is why a car like this can never be produced, too many safety regulations these days.
But is the McLaren F1 really as good as you think it is? Well, this is what the guys from EVO are trying to find out in their review of the already classic supercar. McLaren has officially unveiled the F1 back in 1992, when it entered production. It stayed there until 1998 but only 106 units have ever left the assembly line in Woking, Surrey, England, the same place responsible for putting together the P1. The F1 had a 2-door coupe body style, rear mid-engined and rear-wheel drive layout and a 6.1 liter V12 engine under its hood, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. Power produced stood at 627 HP (468 kW) and 651 Nm (480 lb-ft) of torque. The supercar made history in terms of top speed for road-legal vehicles long before Volkswagen even dreamed about making the Bugatti Veyron.