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This page is all about my love for the fastest, and most expensive!, legal road car on earth; the McLaren F1. The ultimate rush on four wheels! There will be pics, files, maybe sounds, and whatever else I can think of. Feel free to take anything you want off this page, but I didn't make most of it, so it's not my fault if you get in trouble with it. Check out all the areas and be sure to drop me a line through e-mail or the guestbook. Seeya!

If you're wondering about me, I'm 15 years old, I go to Ridley College, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Life is good.

The McLaren F1

McLaren
Ferrari F50
Price
$900,000
$500,000
Top Speed
235+ mph
202 mph
0 - 60 mph
3.2 sec
3.7 sec
Horsepower
627 hp
513 hp
Displacement
6064 c.c.
???
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
11.3:1
Weight
2,400 pounds
2,712 pounds
Height
44 inches
???
Ground Clearence
5 inches
???

ENGINE |  DRIVETRAIN |  DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES |  CHASSIS/BODY |
INTERIOR |  SUSPENSION |  STEERING |  BRAKES |  WHEELS & TIRES |

Vehicle Type:



mid-engine rear-wheel-drive 1+2 passenger 2-door coupe

 

Major standard accessories:

power windows and mirrors A/C leather luggage external battery charger

 

Sound System:

Kenwood 10-disc CD changer 5 speakers

 



ENGINE:

   

Type:

V-12, aluminum block and heads

 

Bore x stroke:

3.38 x 3.41 in (86.0 x 87.0mm)

 

Displacement:

370 cu in, 6064 cc

 

Compression ratio:

10.5:1

 

Engine-control system:

Bosch Motronic, with port fuel injection

 

Emissions controls:

3-way catalytic converter feedback fuel-air-ratio control auxiliary air pump

 

Valve gear:

chain-driven double overhead cams 4 valves per cylinder hydraulic lifters variable intake timing

 

Power (SAE net):

618 bhp @ 7400 rpm

 

Torque (SAE net):

479 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

 

Redline:

7500 rpm

 



DRIVETRAIN:

   

Transmission:

6-speed

 

Final-drive ratio:

2.37:1, limited slip

 

Gear

Ratio

Mph / 1000 rpm

Max. test speed

 

I

3.23

8.2

62 mph (7500 rpm)

II

2.19

12.1

91 mph (7500 rpm)

III

1.71

15.5

116 mph (7500 rpm)

IV

1.39

19.1

143 mph (7500 rpm)

V

1.16

23.2

174 mph (7500 rpm)

VI

0.93

29.4

221 mph (7500 rpm)



DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES:

Wheelbase:

107.0 in

 

Track, F/R:

61.7/57.9 in

 

Length:

168.8 in

 

Width:

71.6 in

 

Height:

44.9 in

 

Frontal area:

19.2 sq ft

 

Ground Clearance:

5.1 in

 

Curb Weight:

2579 lb

 

Weight distribution, F/R:

41.2/58.8%

 

Fuel Capacity:

23.8 gal

 

Oil Capacity:

6.3 qt

 



CHASSIS/BODY:

   

Type:

unit construction with 2 rubber-isolated subframes

 

Body material:

aluminum honeycomb and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic

 



INTERIOR:

   

Luggage Space:

10 cu ft

 

Front seat:

bucket

 

Seat adjustments:

fore and aft seatback angle thigh support

 

Restraint systems,

front:

manual 4-point harness

 
 

rear:

manual 3-point belts

 

General Comfort:

poor

fair

good

excellent

 

Fore-and-aft support:

poor

fair

good

excellent

 

Lateral Support:

poor

fair

good

excellent

 



SUSPENSION:

   

Front:

ind, unequal-length control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 

Rear:

ind, unequal-length control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar

 



STEERING:

   

Type:

rack-and-pinion

 

Turns lock-to-lock:

2.8

 

Turning circle curb-to-curb:

42.6 ft

 



BRAKES:

   

F:

13.1 x 1.3-in vented disc

 

R:

12.0 x 1.0-in vented disc

 

Power assist:

none

 



WHEELS AND TIRES:

   

Wheel size:

F: 9.0 x 17 in R: 11.5 x 17 in

 

Wheel type:

cast magnesium

 

Tires:

Goodyear F1 F: 235/45ZR-17 R: 315/45ZR-17