Cars McLaren F1 LM

Published on July 7th, 2024 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


McLaren F1 LM Has Just 6 Units Across The World

McLaren F1 LM which is one of only 6 cars ever made

Here was have the Legendary McLaren F1 LM. It is one of only 6 units produced by the factory in England, five of which are customer cars and the other being this pictured example, the LM XP1 prototype that is typically found on display at the McLaren Technology Center.

McLaren F1 LM

The LM is widely regarded as the ultimate F1, being built to commemorate the five GTRs that finished at Le Mans in 1995.

McLaren F1 LM

One of which won the race. The LM features the same 6.1L BMW V12 from the 1995 F1 GTR, producing 680hp thanks to the removal of the race-mandated restrictors and a fresh remap of the TAG software.

This extraordinary machine was built to celebrate the F1’s unprecedented 1995 Le Mans victory which was the first road car to win there since 1940!

The orange liveried LM featured the track car’s rear wing and front valance for increased road-holding while the two passenger seats were removed to keep the already lightweight F1 down to a very respectable 1,060kg. Gearing was revised which dropped the top speed to a mere 220mph (!) but improved the mid-range acceleration over the already unbeatable F1.

McLaren F1 LM

This combination of enormous power and light weight helped the F1 LM to a then world record for the fastest 0-100mph-0 time for a road car, a staggering 11.5 seconds.

That power is pushed to the wheels via a 6-Speed manual transmission. On the outside, the LM is finished in McLaren’s historic Papaya Orange.

Though, it is important to note that two examples (LM1 & LM4) weren’t Papaya Orange, rather they were Black with Blue, Yellow and Silver stripes.

They were originally built for the Sultan of Brunei, along with LM5 that remained Papaya Orange. LM XP1 (the car featured in the photo) is retained by McLaren, LM2 is owned by Mouse Motors and LM3 is owned by Ralph Lauren.

 The F1 is truly iconic and one of the greatest cars ever built, with the LM standing as the pinnacle of the road-going variants.

PRESS RELEASE: One of three F1 LM’s that were originally ordered by the Sultan of Brunei. Two of which are finished in a special livery which goes against Gordon Murray’s wish of all F1 LM’s being finished in Historic Orange.

In case you didn’t know, the McLaren Group today retains a 67 percent stake in McLaren Racing, which also competes in IndyCar, Formula E and Extreme E. Ahead of the Australian GP, McLaren Racing confirmed that CEO Zak Brown has signed a new contract until 2030. In December 2023, McLaren shareholders unanimously approved a full re-capitalisation of the business ostensibly to allow for a “simplified” and “streamlined” governance process.

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