Thursday, September 6, 2018

McLaren F1 GTR '25R'

McLaren built 106 examples of its iconic F1 supercar from 1993 to 1998. That includes 71 versions for the road, 28 for the racetrack, and seven prototypes. The auto maker is now offering a Certificate of Authenticity. These can only be issued by McLaren Automotive and describes each car’s provenance, originality, service life, road/race history, and condition. Factory archives are used to check how a car conforms with the original specifications.
The first car that has undergone the process and received its certification is well known in supercar circles. Referred to as 25R, this particular 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail checks all the boxes. McLaren Special Operations fully restored the car to its spec for the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans.