1 August 2019
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For many, the McLaren F1 remains the greatest hypercar. “Never-bettered.” “Ground-breaking.” “The pinnacle.” These are just three of the labels given to the McLaren F1 in the Autocar office.

In 1994, we exclusively road tested the famous hypercar, taking it to 211mph at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. 

Twenty-five years later, we’re in the exact same car, chassis XP5, to see how far the Ultimate Series lineage has come with two of the F1’s descendants: the McLaren P1 and Senna.

And where better to conduct the landmark shootout than the airfield where it all began?

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jason_recliner 3 August 2019

Brilliant Video

The F1 is a solid gold classic.  As a car to enjoy, the hardcore violence of the Senna appeals to me more.  I like cars and bikes that scare me a bit.

The P1 is an incredible achievement but doesn't draw me in like the other two.  I bet the acceleration is bonkers though!

scrap 2 August 2019

I love how much Matt

I love how much Matt obviously loves driving these cars, but particularly the F1. Lucky boy.

Ok, maybe not the fastest ever, but the F1 stakes a claim for the best supercar ever. Amazing.

david RS 1 August 2019

It represents the apogee of

It represents the apogee of cars (for ever).