To celebrate the launch of the McLaren MP4-12C, McLaren Automotive asked F1 owners to come down to the company’s headquarters to create a photo-op for the supercar manufacturer. A total of 21 McLaren F1 owners showed up with their rides to the company’s headquarters in Woking, U.K.
The McLaren F1 was introduced in 1994 and only 64 units were made for the streets. A total of 106 units were produced with 5 for LeMans, 3 were longtail roadcars (GT), 5 prototypes, 28 racecars (GTR), and 1 LM prototype.
The folks at CarsUK pointed out that Rowan Atkinson, otherwise known as Mr. Bean, is one of the few F1 owners who drives his around regularly instead of keeping it locked up.
Refresher: Power for the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C comes from a 3.8L V8 twin-turbo engine producing around 600-hp mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox (SSG). 0 to 60 mph is expected to come in the low 3 second range with a top speed of more than 200 mph. Sales begin in early 2011.
2011 McLaren MP4-12C:
– By: Omar Rana