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In 1995, the McLaren F1 GTR achieved its place in history by winning the Le Mans endurance race at the first attempt. Not only did the F1 GTR finish first, it also occupied 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th places when the flag came down after 24 gruelling hours. To celebrate this extraordinary feat, McLaren Automotive created a limited edition of just five LM's - one for every F1 GTR which finished the race. Whilst the LM is a model in its own right, the concept was that it should be a 1995 F1 GTR, with the minimum modifications to make it usable on the road. Thus the LM runs the most powerful engine of any F1, road or race, by using an 1995 GTR engine without the air restrictors. It also features the race car aerodynamics, gearbox and 18" inch wheels. As a tribute to the memory of Bruce McLaren, all the F1 LM's were painted in the same Papaya Orange that was used on his contemporary Formula One and Can Am cars.

Inside the LM, the driver sits in an all carbon fibre race seat, and the passenger seats are moulded into the moncoque. With minimal trim, the interior carbon is beautifully finished in high gloss lacquer. With 680 bhp and weighing some 60kg less than the F1 road car, the F1 LM is the fastest accelerating F1 of all.


In total only 5 McLaren F1 LMs were ever made. The LM therefore represents one of the most exclusive and sought after versions of the McLaren F1. Today they rarely change hands but there are many collectors around the world waiting to add one to their collection.


In the summer of 1999 at RAF Alconbury, a disused airbase in Cambridgeshire, UK the McLaren F1 LM set a new acceleration record from 0-100-0 mph. With Andy Wallace once again behind the wheel of a McLaren F1, the LM smashed the previous record by setting a time of 11.5 seconds. The acceleration record was the final confirmation that the McLaren F1 is the most powerful road car on the planet.


  • Powertrain
    Type Number S 70/2 GTR LM. Cylinder Arrangement V12 Cylinder Angle 60 degrees. Power Output 500 / 680 kW / PS @ 7800 rpm / Max. Torque 703 / 538 Nm / lb.ft @ 4500 rpm. Engine Capacity 6064 / 370 cc / in3 Valves/Cylinder 4. Bore 86.0 / 3.38 mm / inches. Stroke 87.0 / 3.42 mm / inches. Compression Ratio 11.0:1 Ignition system Transistorised system with twelve individual coils. Induction system 12 single throttle valves, carbon composite airbox. Valvetrain Chain driven double overhead camshaft with continuosly variable inlet valve timing. Engine Block Cast aluminium 60 deg V12 Cylinder heads 4 valves per cylinder cast aluminium alloy.  Flywheel  Aluminium. Cam Carriers/Covers cast magnesium. Lubrication System Dry sump magnesium casting with scavenge pumps and one pressure pump. Fuel 95-98 RON. Oil 10W60. Cooling System Twin aluminium water radiators and oil/water heat exchanger. Fuel system 90 litre capacity Safety Fuel cell. Electrics 12V system: 160 amp alternator: Engine ECU. Transmission Transverse racing unit with high speed bevel gears and spur final drive. All synchro constant mesh 6 Speed. Limited slip differential. Air/oil radiator with pumped lubrication system/ with pumped dry sump lubrication. Straight cut gears. Le Mans specification gun drilled driveshaft and tripod CV joint. Clutch Triple plate Carbon/Carbon. 200mm (7.87") diameter. Remote actuation (hydraulic)  Steering Unassisted rack and pinion. Two turns lock to lock
  • Chassis
    Front Suspension Double wishbone, light alloy dampers, co-axial coil springs, anti-roll bar 
    Rear Suspension Double wishbone, light alloy dampers, co-axial coil springs 
    Front Tyre 275/35 ZR 18 
    Front Wheel 10.85 x 18 inches
    Rear Tyre 345/35 ZR 18  
    Rear Wheel 13.00 x 18 inches
    Tyre Type Michelin SX-MXX3  
    Front Calliper Type 4 pot monobloc light alloy calliper 
    Rear Calliper Type 4 pot monobloc light alloy calliper
    Front Brake Disc Type ventilated
    Rear Brake Disc Type ventilated 
    Front Brake Disc Diameter 332 / 13.07 mm / inches
    Rear Brake Disc Diameter 305 / 12.01 mm / inches
    Front Brake Disc Thickness 32 / 1.26 mm / inches
    Rear Brake Disc Thickness 26 / 1.02 mm / inches
    Turns Lock-to-Lock 2
    Parking Brake Rear, mechanical, light alloy calliper
    Brake Cooling GTR95 brake cooling system
    Turning Circle 13 / 42.7 m / ft
  • Body
    Length 4365 / 171.85 mm / inches
    Width 1820 / 71.65 mm / inches
    Height 1120 / 44.09 mm / inches
    Wheelbase 2718 / 107.01 mm / inches
    Front Overhang 1048 / 41.26 mm / inches
    Rear Overhang 599 / 23.58 mm / inches
    Front Track 1570 / 61.89 mm / inches
    Rear Track 1464 / 57.64 mm / inches
    Fuel Tank Capacity 90 litres
    Kerb Weight 1062 / 2341 kg / lbs
    Weight distribution 41.2/58.8 F/R
    Aerodynamics Full underbody ground effect with Le Mans diffuser. Le Mans front body work and rear wing.


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