McLaren F1 GTR moving through Belgrave Square in central London
From July 25, 2010 – The photographer spotted this McLaren F1 GTR traveling through Belgrave Square, the heart of Belgravia, in central London.
Could this be McLaren F1 GTR #06R which has been converted to a road car yet retains its Harrods Racing color scheme and is owned by David Clark, former Sales Director at McLaren Cars? The post image above of the 1995 McLaren F1 GTR 06R was taken by Mr. Clark on June 5, 2005.
McLaren F1 GTR on the road
About the McLaren F1 GTR
The McLaren F1 GTR was a racing variant of the McLaren F1 sports car first produced in 1995 for grand touring style racing, such as the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC, and British GT Championship. It is most famous for its overall victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans where it beat out faster purpose-built prototypes. McLaren F1 GTRs raced internationally until 2005 when the final race chassis was retired.
A total of 28 F1 GTR chassis were built. Nine were built in 1995-spec, nine in 1996-spec, and ten more in 1997-spec. Some cars were upgraded from one spec to another, but this count only includes cars built from scratch to that specification.
Chassis Number 06R
Built for Mach One Racing (“Harrods Racing”) for BPR in 1995, scoring 3 wins and finishing 4th in teams championship. Finished 3rd at 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. Upgraded to 1996-spec and continued in BPR in 1996, scoring 1 win and finishing 8th in teams championship. Finished 6th at 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans. Sold to Martin Vehle Racing, raced in FIA GT in 1997, failing to score points. Now owned by David Clark, former Sales Director of McLaren Cars.
- Shmee150 via YouTube
- Wikipedia: McLaren F1 GTR