McLaren F1 GTR at Anderstorp Raceway
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1996 footage from crucial race weekend for the Gulf GTC Mclaren Team at the Anderstorp Raceway in Sweden. The two car-team defends a narrow world championship lead.
The McLaren F1 GTR was a racing variant of the McLaren F1 sports car first produced in 1995 for grand touring style racing, such as the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC, and British GT Championship. The racing version of the McLaren F1 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race at its first attempt, where it beat out faster purpose-built prototypes. This supreme piece of engineering dominates the GT Global Endurance Race Series. Cars from every top mark, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, Lotus, and McLaren, compete in four-hour endurance races on international Grand Prix circuits. This type of racing is the proving ground of the world’s finest sports cars. The McLaren is the car to beat.
The McLaren F1 is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. Originally a concept conceived by Gordon Murray, he convinced Ron Dennis to back the project and engaged Peter Stevens to design the exterior and interior of the car. In March 1998 it set the record for the world’s fastest production car, reaching 231mph with the rev limiter enabled, and 243mph with limiter removed.
Clip from the documentary “Extreme Machines – Race Cars”.
Watch it here – http://youtu.be/zVqe07QntlI