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Thursday, July 21, 2005

beauty at rest



What I spotted parked along the street in the north neighborhood of Palo Alto:





1+2 seating
Mid-engine
Engine Type: V12
Engine Size: 6064 cc
Horsepower: 627 bhp
Torque: 649 Nm (479 lb.ft)
Max. Speed: 356 km/h (222 mph)
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.1 sec
0-100 mph (0-160 km/h): 6.3 sec
1/4 mile (400m): 11.1 sec @ 138 mph

Weight: 1138 kg (2500 lb)
Price: US$1,000,000

The McLaren F1 is suprisingly small. It "looked" no bigger than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and is probably smaller than the Toyota MR2. It also is capable of this amazing feat: 0-60-0 mph (0-97-0 km/h) under 10 seconds. If you think that's impressive, the LM model (of which only 5 were built), spotting a more powerful 680 hp engine, does 0-100-0 mph (0-160-0 km/h) under 11.5 seconds, and in 828.4 feet.

I later found out that the vehicle belongs to an executive working at PayPal.

2 Comments:

Blogger crufty said...

So that's where all the money went! ;)

3:04 AM  
Blogger zeenie said...

truely a work of art that...
*green eyed envy*

5:21 PM  

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