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McLaren F1 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1140-1288 kg (2513-2840 lbs)
Dimensions 4.29 m (169 in) long, 1.82 m (72 in) wide, 1.14 m (45 in) high
Wheelbase 2.72 m (107 in)
Introduced 1993
Origin country United Kingdom
Gas mileage 20.4 l/100 km (12 mpg US / 14 mpg UK)
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Lap times

Acceleration (mph)

0 - 30 mph1.7 s
0 - 40 mph2.3 s
0 - 50 mph2.9 s
0 - 60 mph3.2 s
0 - 70 mph3.9 s
0 - 80 mph4.5 s
0 - 90 mph5.6 s
0 - 100 mph6.3 s
0 - 110 mph7.2 s
0 - 120 mph9.2 s
0 - 130 mph10.4 s
0 - 140 mph11.2 s
0 - 150 mph12.8 s
0 - 160 mph14.6 s
0 - 170 mph17.2 s
0 - 180 mph20.3 s
0 - 200 mph28.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile7.5 s @ 110.6 mph
1/4 mile10.8 s @ 142.3 mph
Est. 1/2 mile17.2 s @ 173.4 mph

Acceleration (kph)

0 - 40 kph1.5 s
0 - 50 kph1.8 s
0 - 60 kph2.1 s
0 - 80 kph2.7 s
0 - 100 kph3.2 s
0 - 120 kph4.3 s
0 - 140 kph5.1 s
0 - 160 kph6.3 s
0 - 180 kph7.3 s
0 - 200 kph8.8 s
0 - 220 kph10.1 s
0 - 240 kph12.2 s
0 - 260 kph14.1 s
0 - 280 kph16.9 s
0 - 300 kph20.3 s
100 m5.0 s @ 139.0 kph
1000 m19.0 s @ 292.0 kph
Est. 100 - 140 kph1.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph5.7 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph12.1 s
McLaren F1 acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed386 kph (240 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.87 g (8 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration0.86 g (8 m/s²)
60 mph - 039 m (127 ft)
70 mph - 049 m (162 ft)
Noise @ idle66 dB
Noise @ 50 mph76 dB
Noise @ 70 mph78 dB

Powertrain specs

Engine type BMW V12
Displacement 6.1 l (372 ci)
Power 627 ps (618 bhp / 461 kw)
Torque 647 Nm (477 lb-ft)
Power / liter 103 ps (101 hp)
Power / weight 523 ps (516 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 31 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 6 speed
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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Volodia  3w ago

Top speed of the stock McLaren F1 is about 350 km/h (info from the factory). Without speed limiter — 370 km/h


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ChironSS  2m ago

https://forums.ov9.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=9631

This forum has FULL scans of the original Autocar and Motor test from 1994.

Nothing else to say. It's historically significant.

 

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hostboy  2w ago

If it had a dual-clutch it will likely keep up with the McLaren 720S.


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Cocobe  2w ago @hostboy

nah... firstly, the 720s being a turbo, has much more torque
secondly, if you look at that scan, the car takes the F1, 2.9s to go from 100-120mph. The 720s takes 2.0s to go from 100-124mph.

no contest even when shifting isn't even much of an issue.

lastly, "if it had a dual clutch" it would weigh 100kg more. if it had modern safety systems, it would weigh more still.


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ChironSS  2m ago

Although I've stated my number current 1, the GOAT is the Mclaren F1. No if's what's or buts! I'm undecided about the T50 a little. This no comparison..


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benni275  5m ago

video one of three, there are test line-ups that are worse ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIqANh0vraU


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196ss  6m ago

McLaren F1 is one of the best cars of all time and one of my personal favorites. But still, justice requires putting everything in its place.
There is too much incorrect data on this page that gives an erroneous impression about the capabilities of this car.
Therefore, some points need to be corrected:

1) Top speed.
McLaren F1 speed records-371 km / h Autocar, 386 km / h in Ehra-Lessien, 372 km / h in Nardo, etc., all set by prototypes - XP-3, XP-5 etc. The standard stock McLaren F1 hit 7500 rpm rev limiter at about 360 km/h (which was still a record for the time).

2) Lap time at the Estoril track.
It looks very impressive considering that there were 3 people in the car, and laptime is in the same league with C6 ZR-1 and GT-R. But in fact, the track underwent significant changes in 1999 and these times are not comparable.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/69432036@N04/sets/72157632497173608/

https://www.racingcircuits.info/europe/portugal/estoril.html

I looked at the laptimes of DTM cars in these configurations, and they differ by about 6-7%. Therefore, we can assume that in a modern configuration, F1 lap time would be approximately on par with the Civic Type R FK2, which in general is also quite impressive for a 1994 car with two passengers on board.

3) Lap time at the Bedford track.
The tested car, which showed a faster time than Enzo, was not a stock car. It had Flemke modified suspension and brakes, custom made BBS wheels, and wider tires Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 245/35ZR19 & 345/35ZR19.

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/gt3-gt2/49432-mclaren-f1-sale-10.html#post607836
Post # 138

http://performanceforums.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-67211842.html

To have all detail you need to read pistonheads topic

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=226&t=226933&mid=0&i=0&nmt=Flemke+%2D+Is+this+your+McLaren%3F&mid=0

At the laptime page, we need to make an appropriate note.

4) Estimated lap times.
I don’t know how these figures were obtained, by some sort of calculation or by simulation in the Assetto Corsa, but 7: 18 on the Nordschleife and other laptimes in my opinion look very difficult to achieve for a car with brakes and tire technology of 1994. Perhaps F1 LM could make it, but for a standart F1, the numbers are unrealistic.

I hope this message will not go unnoticed.


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196ss  9m ago

If someone understand japan, please look at this test. Is it stock F1?

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GM fan  1y ago

 

Gordon Murray was the genius behind the F1 and he's doing a successor, the T50!


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benedekpuskas  2y ago

These acceleration times should be fake, a car from '93 can't be that fast! :O


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dr. cosimo  2y ago

 


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Pablo  2y ago

0-300 in 22 sec is still too fast today, is awesome, real race engine for the street.


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GriN  4y ago

F1 has incredible acceleration because it weighs only 1150 kg and has a power of 620 hp or 545 hp / t. The modern Porsche 918 has a power ratio of 520 hp / t. F1 is a very light supercar with a powerful engine, all modern supercars weigh more than 1600 kg


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hostboy  5y ago

Looking back to this page, I don't think the F1 that did 10.8 was stock. Maybe it had a tune. 0-300kph in 20sec is ridiculous for anything less than 700 hp with a 0.32*19.2 drag area


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Good Gamer  5y ago

Nice so its fastest quarter mile time is 10.8s it even beats Enzo and Carrera GT in that test.


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dddd  5y ago

This supercar is such an incredible machine. Easily one of the greatest true supercar ever made. Still one of the best looking supercar. V12 N/A with that level of performance in the 90's. Mind-boggling.


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saxy  5y ago

Simple gear shift would explain


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dddd  5y ago

100-200 km/h and 200-300 km/h times are absolutely astounding even nowadays. But 180-200 km/h = 1,5s and 200-220 km/h = 1,3s ? Maybe gearing ?


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Fastedee  5y ago

Imagine how fast it was in its day.


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Inline 6 rules  5y ago

3,2 s is 0-60 mph not 0-100 km/h.
0-100 km/h is 3,4 s
http://www.einszweidrei.de/ezdold/index.html
0-120 km/h: 4,3 s
0-140: 5,1 s
0-180: 7,3 s
0-200: 8,8 s
0-220: 10,1 s
0-240: 12,2 s
0-260: 14,1 s
0-280: 16,9 s
0-300: 20,3 s
1/4 mile:10,8 s
1000 m: 19 s
http://www.germancarforum.com/attachments/image-jpg.375962/


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hostboy  5y ago

Still faster than a Lamborghini Aventador...

0-100 km/h: 3.7 s
0-200 km/h: 8.8 s
0-300 km/h: 20.3 s


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FastestLaps  5y ago

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/motoring/news/article.cfm?c_id=9&objectid=11760145

I find this funny. I wonder who decided how much $$ would be too much to pay photographer for not releasing pictures of crashed F1... How do you calculate something like that... I guess they don't want the bad imagine for the brand, but it's not like other supercars don't crash or that there aren't plenty of pictures with crashed McLaren's, Ferraris etc around anyway.


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Good Gamer  6y ago

WOW!Braking from 160 to 0 takes only 162 ft,that would put it only 11ft more than Enzo's braking which is the only thing superior it has to F1(not including steering).And as for handling auto car also praised it by saying it has phenomenal handling.
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mclaren/f1-1992-1998/ride

Even R&T praised its handling by saying it achieves cornering speeds greater than any road car and drives like a car on slick in 2002 issue of F1 vs F40 vs 959.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/first-drives/reviews/a5339/performance-tests-first-drives-flashback-1994-mclaren-f1/

But I am full aware that handling and not to mention brakes and tires have come a long way since then so F1 can't cope up with modern cars.

As for F1 being faster than CGT,Rowan Atkinson said it in 2004 issue of Evo,Martin Brundle said F1 was the best in his 2002 car test.I still find it amazing that it is still considered a good benchmark.Its Millbrook and MIRA record still remains unbroken.

Its Estoril lap is even now one of the fastest just surpassed by 991 GT3,GTR 550PS and 991 Turbo S.The cars it lapped faster than includes ZR1,458 Italia,SLS AMG and 991 Carrera 4S.


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good gamer  6y ago


If you want a comparison, heres a 175hp 2009 road legal caterham setting a time of 1:53.4

And a guy who sets a time of 1:56.25 from a honda s2000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrZrr8Qskjk

Actually R300 laptime was set on slicks on R300 Championship.Their laptimes are comparable to a 458 Italia.
http://uk.caterhamcars.com/sites/default/files/content/lap_records_-_2016_2.pdf

As for S2000 lap time,I highly doubt it is stock and streetlegal as at braking stock S2000 will not pull 2g's.And no roadcar has broken 1:50 barrier according to autofoco magazine.Besides S2000 is slower than Civic Type r which again only did 2:04.


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saxy  6y ago

That would put it just under 1g of braking.

in comparison.. a Ferrari F12
30-0mph 7.4m
50-0mph 19.6m
70-0mph 37.4m
550x800m

so nowadays on the track, there would be some corners where modern supercars could brake some 50+ meters later.


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R8 LMS Ultra  6y ago

Mclaren F1 braking distances
30-0mph 9.7m
50-0mph 25.2m
70-0mph 49.5m
138-0mph 189m
Reference Autocar
Scan link found from wikipedia
https://web.archive.org/web/20071114030711/http://www.mclarenautomotive.com/news/Autocar_December_F1.pdf


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R8 LMS Ultra  6y ago

I just wished that F1 had more laps at tsukuba like other supercars rather than 1 lap,I hope that it improves by at least 1s.Its estoril laptime is very impressive only 2s slower than 991 gt3 on a technical track.

But the thing I hate about F1 is that it had soft suspension and too many body rolls through corners.Not having an anti roll bar at rear is fine because Jonathan Palmer said that it would make the handling unpredictable but still,I wanted it to be a track car rather than road car.


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saxy  6y ago

276*
The F1 was always fast in a straight line. Above 150mph, it accelerated faster than F1 cars. It had very very little weight. Built at the time where there were no crash regulations to meet, airbags, heavy dual clutches. And importantly, the curb weight, was the curb weight. So that's huge power to weight. Bonus is that this car is low and has practically no aero drag. And it'll always be a legend because it'll always hold the world record for top speed in a N/A car, a car that won Le Mans, and the only supercar to seat 3 people.


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dddd  6y ago

These numbers are incredible. Are they real ?

1/4 mile in 11s and 1km in 19,5s at 279 km/h ? Mind blowing results for a car that does not have advanced traction control, launch control and DCT.

WHAT a CAR ? Mclaren F1 will always be one of the most staggering supercars EVER created.


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R8 LMS Ultra  6y ago

Found faster drag time for Mclaren F1
1/4mile 11.045s
1km 19.548s
Reference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wzqVQ1RULs


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abcdeghi  7y ago

if mclaren admitted that it would be beaten by mp4-12c then show me the link.
autocar said f1 is better than mp4-12c,tiff needle said it,evo said it,only bad review i heard is by tg.
on very ,tight track it might be true but on long track i doubt it.
they may have said that it is as fast as f1(at professionals hand ofcourse) like ferrari did with 430 scedura


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saxy  7y ago

The only thing Mclaren admitted about F1 lap times is that it would be beaten by the 12C at every race track in the world.

And yes. Certainly.

How quick is the 12C around the ring?

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