Amateur Mechanic Builds His Own Mclaren F-1 Supercar From Scraps and Saves Millions

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Amateur mechanic Jasek Masur got an amazing return on his investment after completing a replica of a McLaren F1 supercar (although he doesn’t plan on selling it anytime soon). He did it using scraps and spare parts that cost him only 20,000 pounds. Doing the conversion math, that’s about 30,000 US dollars. And these mechanical marvels typically sell for a staggering 5 million pounds, which is about 7.5 million American dollars. Masur has been building cars for 20 years, and other cars he has reproduced include the Lamborghini Countach and Porsche 911. You’ll notice that along with the McLaren, his productions look top notch and indistinguishable from the real deal.

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A Closer Look

In 1998, the F1 McLaren set the record for the fastest production car in the world, topping out at 243 mph. In 1995, it won the 24 Hours of Lemans, and won several other races as well. The car is also extremely rare, with only 106 ever produced, from 1992 to 1998, so its no wonder that an auto enthusiast would want to make one for himself. Here are some of the F1’s most impressive specs.

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Engine

  • The original F1 engine was built by BMW, a 6.1 Liter V-12 that produces 627 horsepower.
  • Due to the incredible amount of heat the engine produced, designer Gordon Murray’s solution was to surround the engine bay with gold foil to reflect the heat.
  • Continuously variable camshafts increase engine performance.
  • Small ignition coils were incorporated into each cylinder.
  • The car gets between 9.3 and 15.2 miles per gallon.

Body

  • It has butterfly doors, which open out and upward.
  • The F1 was the first production car to have a body composed completely from CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic).
  • An air intake at the top redirects air to the rear
  • The car’s rear spoiler adjusts to center the car during braking, and it increases the drag coefficient as well.

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