1996 McLaren F1 from UK and Ireland - Comments

21st Feb 2005, 02:59

No one? Not quite. I do. Albeit an R/T... About the rest - I see your point, but I guess we'll never know if this guy really IS an F1 owner.

17th Mar 2005, 10:54

The guy probably means 3.8 mpg, simply an omission of a decimal point. Sounds about right for a V12, apparently a Hummer attains 1mpg flat out!!

1st Apr 2005, 03:02

Sheep seat cover? On a McLaren? Maybe dice hanging from the rear-view mirror is a good "tuning" idea? Or blue light bulbs in the headlights? Sheesh!

10th Aug 2005, 11:02

The F1 is a bad ass car. However it's not that good looking any Ferrari is better looking than and F1. As for the price - stupid money you could own 2 Pugani Zondas for the price of 1 F1 and go almost as fast, but where can you drive at over 230mph anyway?

20th Sep 2005, 20:37

Guys, one thing for sure; his fuel consumption is wrong.

The BMW 850, which basically has the same engine (S70 class of engines) as the McLaren, but only with less displacement.

Here are the figures :

S70 5576 ccm 380 hp, 24V, 850CSi 1992

S70/1 about 6000 ccm 550 hp, 48V (?), M8 prototype 1990

S70/2 6064 ccm 627 hp, 48V, McLaren F1 1993

S70/3 6064 ccm 635 hp, 48V, McLaren F1 1996

So it's got about 550ccm less than the McLaren, but here's the fuel consumption for the BMW 850 :

Fuel Economy City: 14.0 mpg

Fuel Economy Highway: 20.0 mpg

I don't understand how an engine that's bigger and more powerful (which means it burns more fuel) could have better consumption figures than it's lesser counterpart, even if there's a slight weight difference.

As for McLaren reviews, it really is pathetic to hear some of you say "ahh well, he's a McLaren owner and he's loner so he has to chat". Come on! People that are that rich don't have time to waste writing reviews about their cars! They've got money to do, and they've got their palace to take care of, and they have their indoor pool and tennis court to keep them entertained. If he needed to write any kind of review abut his car, he'd just buy a printing company and make a book about it just for the heck of it! So stop making yourselves believe there's a McLaren owner on such a place as carsurvey!

27th Sep 2005, 02:33

Yeah, okay, sorry, but it's just kinda hard to believe anyone who writes in the forums actually has a F1. I'd rather be cruisin' the freeway in my Mac than having to boot up my computer and go onto a website to write a review about my car.

And to the guy who owned a early-production McLaren; whatever happened to the car? Did you total it? Or was it too expensive to maintain (if you could afford it, you shouldn't have that problem, unless you were stupid and spent your life savings on the car)?

BTW, in retrospect to what I said before, it's not totally impossible for someone to write a review for their Big Mac; it all depends on their personality.

Also, on the website, WreckedExotics.com, there's a couple totalled F1's pictured on the site.

2nd Nov 2005, 15:37

I don't know much about the mclaren f1 as I am only 14, but I know anyone who calls a mclaren f1 ugly must be off their mind. the mclaren is the best looking car in the world and reaching a top speed of 231mph its just perfect. if I had the money when I was older I would buy one any day!!!

1st Jan 2006, 16:43

OK, yah I doubt this guy even knows what a Mclaren is, he probably is a 13 yr. old trying to act smart or something. I mean, if you don't like one of the fastest cars in the world, how about you start your own company then.

12th Apr 2006, 09:14

A previous poster "alicia" described a Mclaren that is most definately an SLR Mclaren. she described it as having "normal" seating and not being that attractive.

24th Apr 2006, 23:45

I didn't read all of the comments before this, but got to around comment number 22. 38 MPG? I have a Fiat 500, and it gets 39 MPG. Rumor has it that the car gets a surprisingly good 8-11 MPG. I'm not being sarcastic, it's just good for the kind of car it is. Consider that a typical Formula one car will get about 2.4-2.7 MPG.

Then, my other bit I wanted to add in, if you have the 1.1 million dollars to blow on a car, why the hell would you come to this website and brag about it? As if we need a review on how practical an F1 is.

25th Apr 2006, 09:56

Still going back to the gas mileage comment (s), 38 for a V12 isn't impossible, and a bigger the engine doesn't mean that it burns more gas. MPG has no real definite correlation to engine size. Example:

Ford Thunderbird 1995 V8, 4.6 Liter. 20-28 MPG

Honda Civic 1500 DX, 1.6 Liter. 22-31 MPG.

Of course, my Civic worked a lot harder to move than my T-bird, but, when both cars were flat out, they would get around the same gas mileage. 13. Engine size almost means nothing. It has a lot to do with induction, injection, fuel mixture, compression, gearing, etc. etc. How do you think a Mitsubishi Evo FQ400 gets 7 MPG out of a 2.0 Liter engine? At the same time, how do you explain a monstrous Buick Park Avenue getting 33 MPG? Why does my Tacoma get 15 MPG on a 4 cylinder, while my Ford Taurus gets 27 on it's V6? Why does my Civic DX get 22 MPG on a 1500 engine, while my Civic DX 1300 gets 43? Why does my Honda Enduro get 42 MPG while my Corolla gets the same 42? What about my Mazda 626 getting 24 and my RX7 getting 11? Get the picture? And yes, these were/are my cars. Most of them were $1000 or less, and I've created quite a pile.

P.S. I've heard the F1 gets about 6 MPG.

25th May 2006, 08:13

Please please please. The McLaren (NOT McClaren GRRRR) does not do anywhere near 38mpg. The comment above is a fair one, but a lot of people on here are wanna-be-McLaren-drivers who make up crap to make others bow to them.

Please, do not out info here if you are not 200% certain about the facts.

The McLaren will do about 15mpg in city.

22nd Jun 2006, 12:02

OK... one... you can't even spell it correctly "McLaren"... 2.. 38 mpg? It's a supercar... 3. McLaren will let you customise the car to almost anything you want.. obviously within a price and client confidentiality is present too. 3. The interior pretty well styled for a 3 seater. Remember weight was a big issue for this car and everything was left out. You CAN if you want put things back in, stereo etc... Are you sure you own one of these?...

25th Jun 2006, 15:45

OK to put the record straight, I get between 16 and 28 MPG that's English miles and English gallons out of my love.

As for the young ladys' father he may have one of the many replicas of the Mclaren M6GT which has got 2 normal seats, or he may even be lucky enough to own one of the 3 originals. Mclaren will customise the car to suit you within reason, not happy about it as it adds weight though but had no problem getting sat nav, laptop power supply and mobile phone holder fitted.

A very lucky owner.

27th Apr 2007, 08:30

This car does 6 miles on 1 galon. that's the real number you all looking for.

I don´t own one, but that´s fact.

2nd May 2007, 07:00

Dude, this car rocks. And it would never get 38mpg. Or certainly 86mpg.

2nd May 2007, 09:23

Her dad may have the new mclaren slr.

2nd May 2007, 19:32

A person that owns a vehicle such as this most likely never sees their credit card statement or even cares what fuel costs. Even a vehicle at half the price... the bill comes in... it gets paid at the office. My friend with a boat spends $1500 on weekends just for fuel not including maintenance,slip etc.... cars in comparison are almost a bargain compared to being out on the water.

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