Here’s How You Can Have A V12 McLaren F1 For £20k

If a McLaren F1 seems out of reach, think again. All you need is a spare £20k and eight years of dedication
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Polish amateur mechanic Jacek Mazur had a bit of a dilemma. He wanted a McLaren F1, but as the usual cost for an F1 runs into the millions, buying one wasn’t an option. Instead, he built his own. It’s taken Jacek eight years to create this thing. He built the tubular space-frame chassis himself, and crafted a McLaren F1 lookalike body.

McLaren F1 kitcar

It even has the driver’s seat in the middle, and a mid-mounted BMW V12, like the real thing – sort of. It’ll allegedly do 200mph, but it’d take someone decidedly brave to do that sort of speed in something that’s been put together in a shed. The total cost came to a not unreasonable £20k, and while it looks a bit shoddy from some angles, it’s not that far off…

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  • Ali Mahfooz

    This thing is a full size family super car!! This guy is gonna start a revolution in sports car industry! Even the Estoque, Panamera, Rapide and the Quarttoportte are just gonna get blown away in front of it!!

  • Mitch Baker

    This is the definition of built not bought.

    • tom suessegger

      well in a way it was bought, then built….but i get your point.

  • Aditya Trivedi

    Sounds AMAZING. CarThrottle, TopGear, anyone, please cover this car!

  • amg

    Well, credit where credit is due..

  • Avaric3

    id love to see this car on /tuned

  • Doge

    this dude is just inspiration

  • David Girgis

    Hammond seat lol

  • Jason LeBlanc

    Seeing this made me realize how little I would actually enjoy a real McLaren. A replica can be abused and thrashed without having to worry about insurance premiums, ridiculous service bills, mud/rain, pot holes, parking lot scratches. If someone offered me either one I’d take the real McLaren….but I’d sell it and buy a few cars I could realistically enjoy with my humble income.

    • Carlos Escoboza

      come on! If you can afford a real McLaren you just don´t worry a bout insurance premiums and ridiculous service bills. Also NOBODY EVER will give you a McLaren! :D

  • Chris Ward

    built, not bought… literally

  • Jason

    With the skill to build a car like that this guy should have made his own custom one off car. Awesome.

  • Yesterday’s Jam

    Now I just need to do the same to get myself an XJ220

  • mazdamaniac

    perfect job , looks like the real one from outside if you except the wheels. But i wonder how safe this thing and all the others replica are for road use? Its made from a bunch of pipes and a fiberglass body . If it crash with 50km/h it will become a thousand pieces. I dont want to think what will happen if it will crash near top speed !


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