McLaren F1 GTR (diecast 1:18, UT Models)

  • McLaren F1 GTR (from 1995)
  • UT Models
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • black
  • private sale
  • 40,00 CHF
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
modelcar McLaren F1 GTR produced by UT Models 1:18 2

History and Importance of the McLaren F1 GTR

The McLaren F1 GTR, considered by many as an icon in motorsport, was developed based on the road car McLaren F1. The McLaren F1, widely recognized as a technological masterpiece, led the generation of supercars from 1992 to 1998. It was a vibrant tribute to the technological brilliance of its time. Before the McLaren F1, there was no direct predecessor, but the company was always known for its technological innovations in motorsport, especially in Formula 1. The vehicle was designed and engineered under the technical leadership of Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens, making it a true engineering masterpiece.

modelcar McLaren F1 GTR produced by UT Models 1:18 3

Technical Data and Special Features of the McLaren F1 GTR

The McLaren F1 GTR was powered by a 6.1-liter V12 engine developed by BMW M, delivering around 627 hp. With 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of over 230 mph, this car set industry standards. The carbon-fiber monocoque body of the F1 GTR was a groundbreaking innovation at the time, contributing significantly to weight reduction and increased stiffness. The car featured a central driving position and two offset passenger seats, allowing for a better center of gravity and optimal weight distribution.

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Success in Motorsport and Famous Drivers

The McLaren F1 GTR achieved numerous successes in motorsport, including the legendary victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. This car, driven by JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas, and Masanori Sekiya, won as the overall champion of this prestigious race. Throughout its racing career, the F1 GTR secured many more wins and podium finishes in various GT championships worldwide, showcasing its dominance in racing. Drivers like Ray Bellm, James Weaver, and Gary Ayles were also known to pilot the F1 GTR in championships like the BPR Global GT Series and the FIA GT Championship.

The 1/18 Scale Model Car by UT Models

This 1/18 scale model car, produced by UT Models, is based on the legendary McLaren F1 GTR and crafted from die-cast material. This miniature model showcases an exceptional level of detail and closely resembles the original racing car in many aspects. The vehicle stands out with its glossy black paint job, complemented by detailed sponsor decals like Ueno Clinic, Kenwood, Michelin, and Asics. The small Union Jack flags and the car number 59, prominently displayed in the photos, add an authentic racing feel to the model.

Collector's Item by Grolimichu: A Look at the Details

The beauty and precision of the 1/18 scale model car are highlighted by the aerodynamic wings, fine lines, and detailed depiction of the wheels and tires. Owned by model collector "Grolimichu," the miniature model beautifully captures the sleek and aggressive form of the McLaren F1 GTR. The small antennas and accurate representation of the front and rear of the vehicle give the model true collector's value. Notable are the fine details of the headlights, air intakes, and rearview mirrors, clearly visible in the provided photos.


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