Monterey, California - It may be a quarter of a century old, but this lean, mean 386km/h driving machine can still put many modern supercars to shame.
The good news for petrol-heads is that the super-rare McLaren F1 LM is for sale.
The bad news is that you’ll need exceptionally deep pockets, with this cossetted example expected to fetch around $23 million (or R342 million in our money), which would make it the most expensive British car ever sold at auction.
One of only two McLaren F1 road cars that were ever upgraded to racing ‘LM’ specification by McLaren, in tribute to the firm’s Le Mans victory in 1995, the car has just 13 352 miles (21 483km) on the clock.
In keeping with the car’s exclusivity, the engine bay is lined with gold – not for bragging rights, but because the precious metal makes an excellent heat shield for the enormous BMW-sourced 6.1-litre V12 engine, which is rated at 507kW.