The pride of being the fastest car in the world is much than that of a king. It officially gives a car the permission to kick every one’s but who challenges the car. And moreover the car is labeled as Queen of the Roads. The McLaren F1 has been also one of the cars to go under this title. By now three different cars have attained speeds higher than the McLaren F1 but still it stands as the fastest car in the world running on a naturally aspirated engine.
This has been the best feature of the McLaren F1 that by far it has used the best naturally aspired engine. The basic motto of the designer’s during creation was: “Low weight, high power.” The weight was kept low by the use of carbon fiber, titanium, and magnesium and even gold too. The McLaren F1 was basically a trend setter in the world of cars. You might be surprised that the culture of using a carbon fiber monocoque chassis was started by the McLaren F1. The McLaren F1 had indicators on its mirrors. This concept was also to be applied in the future by many automakers.
As the fastest car of the world McLaren did not disappoint any of the customers. The F1 delivers speed through a custom made 6.1 L V12 engine. The engine block was made entirely of aluminum too. At 5600 RPM the engine was able to produce 627 hp. The redline limit of the F1 on the rev meter was at 7500 RPM. This engine was able to produce enough power to enable the McLaren F1 to reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. No matter how old the McLaren F1 will get it will always get the respect and pride as always.