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Being a fan of Honda engines, I later went to Honda's Tochigi Research Center on two occasions and requested that they consider building for the Mc Laren F1 a 4.5 litre V10 or V12.

I asked, I tried to persuade them, but in the end could not convince them to do it, and the Mc Laren F1 ended up equipped with a BMW engine." Later, a pair of Ultima MK3 kit cars, chassis numbers 12 and 13, "Albert" and "Edward", the last two MK3s, were used as "mules" to test various components and concepts before the first cars were built.

The ability of the driver to maintain maximum control of the engine is thus compromised.

Murray initially approached Honda for a powerplant with 550 bhp (410 k W; 558 PS), 600 mm (23.6 in) block length and a total weight of 250 kg (551 lb), it should be derived from the Formula One powerplant in the then-dominating Mc Laren/Honda cars.

Number 12 was used to test the gearbox with a 7.4 litre Chevrolet V8, plus various other components such as the seats and the brakes.

Number 13 was the test of the V12, plus exhaust and cooling system.

Despite not having been designed as a track machine, a modified race car edition of the vehicle won several races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, where it faced purpose-built prototype race cars. In all, 106 cars were manufactured, with some variations in the design.

In 1994, the British car magazine Autocar stated in a road test regarding the F1, "The Mc Laren F1 is the finest driving machine yet built for the public road." They further stated, "The F1 will be remembered as one of the great events in the history of the car, and it may possibly be the fastest production road car the world will ever see." In 2005, Channel4 placed the car at number one on their list of the 100 greatest cars, calling it "the greatest automotive achievement of all time".

The Mc Laren F1 is a sports car designed and manufactured by Mc Laren Cars.

Originally a concept conceived by Gordon Murray, he convinced Ron Dennis to back the project and engaged Peter Stevens to design the exterior and interior of the car.

Gordon Murray insisted that the engine for this car be naturally aspirated to increase reliability and driver control.

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