McLaren F1 LM Specification Sells For $13.75M At RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction

Over $172.7 million in classic and contemporary cars was sold at RM Sotheby’s recent Monterey auction, including an ultra-rare McLaren F1 LM Specification that raked in $13.75 millionalone.

The figure is a record for McLaren F1s in the used market, but hardly surprising considering this car’s provenance. It’s an extra-special example of an extra-special supercar, having been the second last F1 built for road use ever and also having been converted into high-downforce LM specification by McLaren Special Operations.

The LM treatment included the front splitter and large rear wing seen on the car, however it also came with a power boost for the 6.1-liter V12 engine. Just like the cars that raced at Le Mans, this F1 is producing around 680 horsepower thanks to a higher compression ratio and new cams and pistons. It also features lightweight multi-spoke wheels, an LM-style handbrake and LM gauges.

This is the most expensive McLaren F1 in the world, but will it stay that way? It’s one of just two road-going F1s to have ever been fitted with the LM engine, so unless the other car pops up for sale sometime soon, it’s hard to imagine another F1 topping this special ‘Brilliant Orange Metallic’ car.

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