Photo credit: Tom Hartley JNR
Until this vehicle surfaced, finding a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail was a near impossible task, as most are being safely stored in collections worldwide. Only 10 of the 28 McLaren F1 GTR race cars were are Longtails, and this fine specimen, chassis #19R, is being offered by Tom Hartley JNR in the U.K. Why are they called Longtails? It’s because of their stretched bodywork, most noticeably at the rear.
This particular vehicle was a development car, and the #19R F1 GTR Longtail was the first vehicle to have been converted to street-legal specifications by Lanzante and Gordon Murray Design. Should you want to return it to its factory state, all of the original parts will included in a package.
- Build the awesome McLaren Senna, featuring a minifigure cockpit, removable windshield, interchangeable wheel rims, and McLaren and Senna logo stickers, and a wind tunnel then play out car development and race scenarios
- Includes a McLaren racing driver minifigure in a racing suit featuring the McLaren Senna and Pirelli logos, a helmet and spanner
- McLaren Senna toy car for kids measures over 1” (4cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide Wind tunnel measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (6cm) wide and 1” (4cm) deep
As for the engine, it’s still powered by the stock 6.0L BMW V12 engine generating an air restrictor-controlled 600 horsepower, mated to an X-Trac 6-speed sequential transmission. Some heavy body modifications were made for extra downforce and weight reduction purposes, bringing its curb weight down to a mere 2,006 pounds. More information here.