One of just two LM-Spec F1’s set to topple £12,000,000.
An 1998 McLaren F1 ‘LM-Specification’ has been placed under the hammer for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction this summer.
The car is just one of two examples of the road-going LM-Spec machine ever produced, which comes with improved aerodynamics and a larger engine than the standard 1994 McLaren F1.
The car will be one of the main attractions at this summers RM Sotheby’s Monterrey auction, where it is expected to topple the $12,000,000 mark.
The LM-Specification was born on the back of McLaren’s success at Le Mans three years previous, and its continuing presence in the FIA GT Championship. It received the BMW V12 as featured in the track edition, which allowed the new-high downforce bodywork to come into its own. These additions as well as a new gearbox meant that the LM had 64bhp more than the original F1 with 691bhp, and reached a top speed of 241mph- a world record for production cars of the time.
Inside, the LM retained the likes of air conditioning, leather seats, and a Kenwood CD player and sound system, crucial to making the LM ever bit a supercar for the road as it was a race-car for the road.
Not to be confused with the F1 LM, the F1 ‘LM-Specification’ was a factory upgraded F1, one just two to receive such aftercare. Its price could exceed $15,000,000 in Monterrey when it lines up on August 13-14.