The Real Deal

by BTM

Mon, 01 October 2018

McLaren Automotive

McLaren Automotive launched a new programme to authenticate the heritage of iconic McLaren F1 supercars, coinciding with the unveiling of the first F1 to be approved for certification, the renowned ‘25R’ 1997 F1 GTR Longtail

Announced at Hampton Court Concours of Elegance, the new service aims to safeguard the originality of the iconic car for future generations – guaranteeing the authenticity of both road and track versions of the Le Mans-winning supercar. Along with the certificate, owners receive a bespoke illustrated book documenting the history of their car. 

In total, 106 McLaren F1s were built between 1993 and 1998, among them 64 road cars and 28 GTR race cars, and all are eligible for the scheme. 

“The car is the exemplar of everything that the new certification programme stands for and we are proud to have ‘25R’ as the very first McLaren F1 Certified car,” says McLaren Special Operations managing director Ansar Ali.