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The McLaren F1 must be, without a doubt, THE most amazing of amazing cars. At this point in time, October 1998, there is no better road going production car that can possibly beat the performance, design and shear extreme nature of this car. 0 - 60mph times of 3.2 seconds, a aluminum honeycomb and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell and a unique central driving position must make this a one off car that will take a long time to beat.

Costing over half a million pounds sterling, nearly one million US dollars, this car is beyond a dream, but with 627bhp and a maximum speed of over 230mph, it's one car that will make you with for that lottery win just a little bit more. Just imagine pulling up to the lights in one of these!

Check out the Technical Specifications below and view some of the images to see what I mean.

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[ technical specification ]
McLaren F1 Specification
Price  £550,000 (UK) - $1,130,000 (US)
Top track speed  241.3 mph.
Acceleration  0 - 60mph in 3.2 seconds
Fuel economy city/highway  12.4 mpg
Horsepower  627 hp @ 7300 rpm
Engine V-12, aluminum block and heads, chain-driven double overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, hydraulic lifters with variable intake timing
Engine Capacity  6.1 litre, 48-valve V12
Brakes  Brembo discs with a diameter of 13.1 in. up front and 12 in. on back.
Torque  479 lb.ft. @ 4000-7000 rpm
Length  168.8 inches
Width  71.6 inches
Height  44.9 inches
Wheelbase  107.0 inches
Curb weight  2245 lbs

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