/1997 McLaren F1 GT Headed to Goodwood FoS

1997 McLaren F1 GT Headed to Goodwood FoS

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As we mentioned when we introduced the one-off McLaren P1 Prost to you, the British car maker’s lineup for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will also include a very special version of the legendary F1. It’s a 1997 McLaren F1 GT, one of only three examples, designed and built to homologate the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ for GT racing.

According to the rules and regulations of GT racing you have to build a few road-going versions of the car you want to field on the track, and that’s the reason this McLaren F1 GT was produced. In terms of rarity and specialness, this car qualifies in the same category, but outclasses titans like the Mercedes CLK GTR.

The 1997 McLaren F1 GT chassis #58F1GT will be on static display at McLaren House, adjacent to the famous Goodwood House, and in the Supercar Paddock prepared by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The car is on loan to McLaren and they don’t want to run the risk of damaging it in the moving motorshow.

The Goodwood-bound F1 GT features a monochrome silver paint job which is an homage to the design of the Formula 1 team during the late 1990s driven to two world titles by Mika Hakkinen.

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