McLaren Comparison: F1 LM vs. MP4-12C

This could be the worst comparison video known to man. It’s essentially one enormous build up. The subjects are both so rare and expensive, that a proper driving comparison would never be possible, for fear of damaging either car.

The only reason I’m posting this video is because I was discussing the McLaren F1 last night. It’s very interesting to see the new MP4-12C, stood next to the original F1 LM. I still think the F1 LM eclipses the new one in both looks and soul. Besides, MP4-12C is a ridiculous name for a production car. Who’s going to remember it? A name like that should be reserved for Formula 1 chassises exclusively.

Video courtesy of Autocar.

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One comment

  1. Much like my comment in your other blog posting, this is not an F1 LM featured in this video. This is another F1 GTR – this time #14R – which Steve Suttcliff properly identifies as such at the :49 mark in the video. GTR #14R is another F1 GTR that has been converted for road use.

    There are a total of 5 F1 GTRs known to have been resprayed in Papaya Orange giving them the look that confuses many into thinking they are seeing an F1 LM. The others are #07R, #08R, #11R and #16R seen on your other post.

    >8^)
    Erik

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