The McLaren F1 was the fastest street legal production car in the world for over 10 years. Only 19 of this version were made.
A new world record was set in London last year when a British-made 1997 McLaren F1 supercar sold for $4 million at an RM Auctions event. One of only 75 examples made, the car on offer more than doubled its pre-sale estimate despite the nascent recession. One of the first carbon fiber-bodied production cars, the F1 was the fastest street legal production car in the world for over a decade, the longest period the record has been held by any street legal or production car in the history of automobiles. Even rarer, and faster, than the production model was the F1 GTR racer, of which only 19 were made. One of these has now surfaced for sale in Japan. – From James List