Carfest – Nick Mason’s McLaren F1

McLaren F1 GTR (96)

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason’s mighty road going McLaren F1 GTR was on show at the 2012 CarFest north at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.
This McLaren was the first GTR converted from a Race car to a road going car and holds the Chassis Serial No.10 and is insured for around 3 million pounds.

The McLaren F1 GTR was a racing variant of the McLaren F1 sports car first produced in 1995 for grand touring style racing, such as the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC, and British GT Championship.

It is most famous for its overall victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans where it beat out faster purpose-built prototypes. McLaren F1 GTRs raced internationally until 2005 when the final race chassis was retired.

This car is the F1 GTR ’96 where McLaren further developed the ’95 model, leading to a size increase but weight reduction was carried out and meant it was lighter than its older brother.

In the end BMW took an interest, and the motorsport division BMW M headed by engine expert Paul Rosche designed and built Murray a 6.1 L (6064 cc) 60-degree V12 engine called the BMW S70/2, with a kerbweight of 940kg and sporting 620hp and a revised short gearbox it will do 0-60 in around 3.2 seconds.

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