Even one in every of Mason’s youngest automobiles is now over 25 years previous. Chassis quantity 10R, this explicit McLaren F1 was the corporate’s press and improvement automotive and appeared throughout official testing on the 1996 24 hours of Le Mans. It was later bought by McLaren to Mason, who had the race automotive made street-legal by UK-based McLaren specialists Lanzante. The automotive, which wears the registration plate K40 MCL, is used repeatedly and was infamously crashed by Mason on the 2017 Goodwood Members’ Assembly, earlier than being repaired and reappearing on the Goodwood Competition of Pace in 2022.
The brainchild of Gordon Murray and meant to be the greatest-ever highway automotive, the McLaren F1 is a three-seat supercar the place the driving force sits within the center, flanked by a pair of passengers seated barely behind.
Weighing simply 2,500 lbs, the F1 is powered by a 6.1-liter engine constructed by BMW. Priced at roughly $1m when new, McLaren F1s are actually value within the area of $20m. The F1 nonetheless holds the report for the quickest naturally-aspirated manufacturing automotive, at 240 mph, and received the 24 hours of Le Mans at its first try in 1995.
Simply 106 McLaren F1s have been constructed, of which 28 are GTR-spec racers just like the one owned by the Pink Floyd drummer. Of these simply 9 left the manufacturing unit within the 1996 spec of Mason’s, making it an exceptionally uncommon automotive. This one being street-legal makes it even rarer nonetheless.