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When someone pays over $13 million for a car, you know it’s got to be pretty incredible. So when a very lucky (and loaded) buyer bought a 1998 McLaren F1 LM for $13.75 million at auction, that’s saying something.
The McLaren F1 is a jaw-dropping queen of a machine that was the first car in the world to hit 243 mph, making it fastest car in the world for an entire decade, attracting big-name owners like Elon Musk and Jay Leno.
Speaking of firsts, the McLaren F1 was also the first car in the world to be built using carbon fiber, which is widely used now on everything from Bugattis to high-end motorcycles, and it gets its roaring power from a naturally aspirated 6.1-liter BMW V12 that pumps out 680 hp.
Only 106 McLaren F1 hypercars were ever built, and only a rare few of those carry the “LM” specification. With gull-wing doors and a uniquely-positioned driver’s seat that’s sandwiched between two passenger seats, the McLaren F1 isn’t worried about fitting in.
McLaren Automotive executive chairman Ron Dennis has said of the car, “The F1 is a technological tour de force and a real triumph in terms of packaging and design…Whether endurance racing or on road, it is supremely fast, agile, and yet comfortable. Its styling is enduring and will never fade.”
Never fade, McLaren. Never fade.