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Watch the McLaren F1’s 240mph record run, with previously unseen footage

Watch the McLaren F1’s 240mph record run, with previously unseen footage Classic and Performance Car

McLaren has released never before seen footage of Andy Wallace hitting 240mph in the McLaren F1. Watch it here


Ever wanted to find out what it’s actually like to drive the ultimate 1990s supercar at 240mph? McLaren has published a new film celebrating the mighty record set by Andy Wallace on 31 March 1998, which gives a new insight into the groundbreaking record, and the captivating F1. 
 
Taking place at the vast Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany, Wallace – who had driven the F1 GTR at Le Mans in 1995 and 1996 – was handed a standard road car to see how fast it could actually go. After an exploratory run where Wallace ran into the rev limiter, engineers raised it by 1000rpm, giving the car the ability to reach 240.1mph. Which it did, although the Le Mans legend admits to having slightly sweaty palms by the end of the run… 
 
While the top speed record has been eclipsed in recent years by likes of the Bugatti Veyron, the 240mph top speed achieved by the F1 in 1998 still stands as one of the ultimate motoring achievements. For many, the F1 is still the ultimate supercar. Watch this fantastic video to find out why:



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