McLaren brings together the largest collection of F1s ever for its 20th anniversary
28 May 2010

McLaren has celebrated 20 years of its iconic F1 supercar by gathering 21 of the 106 variants built at a special event at the McLaren technology Centre.

The firm invited current and former F1 owners to the MTC to a special dinner and to witness the F1 display, which was the largest number of F1s ever assembled in one place.

McLaren first announced its plans to build a supercar in 1988 and development on the F1 began in 1990. Two years later, the first concept was launched and the first production example was delivered in 1994.

McLaren is celebrating 20 years of the F1 with a series of special events this year, including a large display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

Goodwood will also be the location for the world public debut of its new MP4-12C, which will launch in the UK early next year.

Ron Dennis described the F1 as a “technical tour-de-force and a real triumph in terms of packaging and design”.

“I enjoy driving mine more today than ever before because I find its technical purity highly satisfying,” he said. “The F1 remains one of McLaren’s proudest achievements.”

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28 May 2010

Well that's just great!

Makes me feel really old!

28 May 2010

Always Loved the MaclarenF1 and The Car is almost as populer as the F1 team...

no easy achievement.. that

28 May 2010

I am hugely disappointed, to say the least. I own a small collection of F1s and never received my invite! Granted, my entire collection could fit into the F1's luggage areas....

lrh

28 May 2010

“technical tour-de-force and a real triumph in terms of packaging and design”

Nonsense. What innovations did it bring? Design is still fussy and ugly as ever.

28 May 2010

[quote lrh]Nonsense. What innovations did it bring? Design is still fussy and ugly as ever.[/quote]

Carbon fibre, central driving position, usable luggage space, etc...

As for the design: "In your humble opinion.

28 May 2010

Pity it has been made into an irrelevance and rendered obsolete by the Veyron.

28 May 2010

[quote blasos1983]Pity it has been made into an irrelevance and rendered obsolete by the Veyron.[/quote]

This is true. I suggest that all F1's be impounded and destroyed for irrelevance and obsolescence.

28 May 2010

[quote lrh]Nonsense. What innovations did it bring? Design is still fussy and ugly as ever.[/quote]

There aren't half some haters on here, if I had a million going spare an F1 woud be above a veyron on my list.You only have to look a some of the horrible colour schemed veyrons to understand many veyrons are bought purely as a statement of wealth and not true car lovers. Bet there aren't many F1's in the hands of showoffs who probably couldn't drive the thing at 30% of its capability. Not to mention the Brittish design and engineering, BMW engine, and in reality it's a very small car compared to modern supercars (murcielago's gotta be 1.5 times the size as this) and is very well packaged, as well as the unique central driving position (for a hypercar). The styling isn't perfect, but it's very well proportioned. And have you heard the thing? Go on youtube and watch Tiff Needell thrashing one on old topgear.

28 May 2010

So the F1 has been made an irrelevance and

rendered obsolete,i don't think so.

The F1 was done in 94,and i think it is a far better drivers

car than the Veyron will ever be,indeed,i think the M600

would give the Veyron a hell of a fight.

I don't remember ever seeing a full road test of the Veyron,i

wonder why?

Autocar have driven both and they say the Fi is still THE supercar,

the only car they have tested that was faster was the M600.

28 May 2010

Just wondering...how is it a supercar designed for the road, that just so happened to win in its debut at Le Mans be 'irrelevant'?

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