Top Gear Mega Battle: Bugatti Veyron against McLaren F1 (video)

8 07 2009

Here it is!! The most powerful and fast supercars of all time met at a mile-long drag race. The 1001 horsepower Bugatti Veyron driving by Top Gear’s presenter Richard Hammond and the 627 horsepower McLaren F1 driving by The Stig. The race took place on a very dry, closed stretch of road in Abu Dhabi.

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If you just look at the power figures, at first you might think that the Veyron would simply crush the F1. But the McLaren F1 weighs significantly less than the Veyron, roughly 1651 lbs. (749 kg)

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Car Crash: $2 Million McLaren F1 Supercar Suddenly Flames on Road in California [+video]

3 06 2009

It happened on June 1, 2009, near Airport Boulevard in Santa Rosa, California, when the owner took out his McLaren F1 after six months of storage and an onlooker alerted the owner to smoke coming from the engine bay. The fire spread quickly and consumed the carbon fiber body work and the 627HP 6.1-liter BMW V12 with horrifying efficiency. You lure over to take the looks and the next thing you know, the car is up in flames.

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Reporter in the video below explained that the McLaren F1, which appeal an estimated $2 million but was allegedly insured for $3 million, was an undamaged passing.

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Hamilton Will Receive $4m McLaren F1 LM for 2008 Title

28 03 2008

News: Lewis Hamilton will earn its 4 million US dollars in 2008 rewarded…
The young superstar Formula One driver who just finished the second year in the last championship was 2007, an additional incentive head of McLaren, Ron Dennis.

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If Hamilton home, the driver and constructor championships in 2008 for McLaren, Ron Dennis provides for an extremely rare McLaren F1 LM to the gifted young British driver.

Apparently Lewis first spotted in the McLaren F1 LM factory about 10 years ago, at the time when he would have been only 13. He quoted saying, “When I first went to McLaren, it was there, and I fell in love with it.”

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