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McLaren F1 LM & F1 GTR to join P1 at 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The McLaren F1 LM Prototype (pictured) will be at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is turning in to a proper treat for McLaren fans.

As well as the McLaren P1 making its driving debut at Goodwood this year – and taking on the hillclimb, McLaren is taking a trio of legendary F1 cars to the festival too. On show will be the 1995 Le Mans winning F1 GTR, a car which allowed McLaren to become the first racing team ever to win the Formula 1, Indy 500, Can Am and Le Mans Championships.

The Le Mans F1 GTR will be joined by a Longtail F1 GTR – chassis F1/20R – complete with Gulf Livery, which managed a class victory – and second overall – for McLaren at le Mans.

But it won’t just be track cars McLaren have on show, as they’re also taking the prototype McLaren F LM to Goodwood – the F1/XP1LM that was promised to Lewis Hamilton if he achieved back-to-back F1 championships (he didn’t) – and was the ultimate limited edition F1.

Just 5 F1 LMs were built – in addition to the XP1 – and the chances of one coming to market are extremely slim. Three are owned by the Sultan of Brunei, one by Ralph Lauren and the last one by the ZAZ Museum in Japan. If one did come to market it would likely command up to $20 million (standard road McLaren F1s are not getting close to £$10 million).

Lots of treats for McLaren fans at the 2013 FoS.

By Cars UK