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>An extraordinary 1995 McLaren F1 that displays less than 400 kilometers on the odometer will cross the auction block at the upcoming Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction.

Gooding & Company has just announced the lone McLaren F1 for the upcoming 17th annual Pebble Beach Auctions to be held on August 13-14, 2021.

The supercar is just one of the many premier offerings that Gooding & Company will be showcasing during their spectacular two-day sale. 

“The McLaren F1 is widely regarded as the most important automobile built in the past four decades. It is a tour de force of automotive engineering with an unmatched competition pedigree, including an overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”

Gooding & Company’s Senior Specialist, David Brynan

Celebrated designer Gordon Murray envisioned the McLaren F1 as the ultimate road car – a true Formula 1 car designed for the road. In 1998, the heads of McLaren’s dominant Formula 1 team, Ron Dennis, Creighton Brown, and Mansour Ojjeh, green-lighted the production of Murray’s unique three-seat, center-drive sports car concept into production.

The innovative team spearheaded the production of the extremely rare design feature that boasts a center seat with passenger seats placed on either side of the driver. The F1 showcased the team’s expert engineering and exemplary attention to detail and opened an exciting new chapter for the company in the production of road cars.  

The F1 was first unveiled in 1992, where it was instantly praised as a mechanical masterpiece. The concept of the McLaren supercar was not only novel, but also each F1 was hand-built to precise standards, using the most state-of-the-art materials like carbon fiber, titanium, Kevlar, and gold.

above car

Upholding Murray’s unbending design ethos, Peter Stevens utilized Grand Prix technology to pen the elegant bodywork of the F1, including ground effects, to generate downforce.

It is powered by the beautifully designed, naturally aspirated BMW Motorsport six-liter V12 engine that can produce 100hp per liter with an impressive howl as it is revved up to its 7,500 rpm redline.

BMW engine

The F1 also features the innovative carbon fiber monocoque chassis, six-speed manual transaxle, bespoke high-speed tires, and unassisted Brembo brakes.

Despite being designed to be a pure driver’s car, the F1 also ensured comfortable road use in its design with a clever air-conditioning system and a lightweight audio system that was specifically designed by Kenwood. 

Interior of the McLaren F1

From 1992 to 1998, only 106 examples of the McLaren F1 were produced. To this day, the F1 is still the fastest naturally aspirated production car with a top speed of 240mph, solid proof regarding the quality of engineering and design of the F1.

Although the F1 was not designed to be a racing car, the competition-specification F1 GTR dominated motorsport in the 90s. The original GTRs, a slightly modified version of the road-going F1 finished an impressive 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 13th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995.

In 1995 and 1996, McLaren was able to obtain the BPR Global GT Series Championship with the F1 GTR.

When new, the McLaren F1 is one of the most expensive production cars, and now, it is one of the most desirable collector cars. It embodies the peak of modern sports car design, and it raised the bar for all other supercars. 

1995 McLaren F1, Chassis 029  

Estimate: Greater than $15,000,000 

This F1, chassis 029, has seldom been viewed in public as it spent most of its life in the care of a private Japanese collection. In Japan, it was rarely driven and meticulously maintained, as seen in its present, exquisite condition. Its current US-based owner also kept the car in its as-delivered state.

This McLaren F1 has been driven remarkably only 390 kilometers from new and is still in its pristine, original

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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: Finest and Best Preserved McLaren F1 on Offer at Pebble Beach Auction
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/mclaren-f1-pebble-beach-auction/
Published Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 05:09:03 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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