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By Mark Savage
Published: November 14, 2011
The McLaren F1 GTR was born an exotic street car and grew into a Le Mans 24-Hour Endurance Race winner. Designer Gordon Murray penned the F1 design, using carbon fiber and other racing materials to make the McLaren a supercar for the streets in 1992 with a top speed of 240 mph powered by a BMW V12.

But by 1995 the GTR was being produced to race in Europe’s GT Series and it came out swinging, winning its first race at Jerez (Spain) and taking the top three qualifying spots. It also won the season championship. Yet more impressive, it won the biggest sports car race of 1995, Le Mans, setting the fastest top speed at 236 mph on the Mulsanne Straight and beating all prototype racers that year. Plus McLarens finished third, fourth and fifth, an amazing feat the first time out. Variations of the F1 GTR raced until 2005.

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