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Spend a Minute with a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ FIA GT Endurance Coupe

Submitted by on April 3, 2015

1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail FIA GT Endurance Coupe

Take a minute out of your day, and spend it with the ex-GTC Gulf Team Davidoff 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail FIA GT Endurance Coupe.

No words. This little beauty from eGarage distills motorsport glory down to its essence and allows you a minute of quiet time with the ex-GTC Gulf Team Davidoff 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail FIA GT Endurance Coupe.

Apart from being jaw-droppingly gorgeous in its iconic Gulf livery, this machine has some great motorsport history behind it. It’s the final example of the iconic sportscar and was campaigned in 1997 by GTC Motorsport’s Gulf Team Davidoff operation as part of a brilliant season-long tiff between the McLarens and Mercedes-Benz AMG.

It raced in six FIA GT World Championship races and scored points in sixth-place finishes in the Suzuka 1,000 Kilometer and again in the final round of the year at Laguna Seca.

Pushing the carbon-fiber monocoque around is a bespoke BMW 6.1-litre 4-cam fuel-injected V12, which you sadly won’t hear howling in this video. You can, however, enjoy its stunning good looks down to the most delicious details thanks to eGarage’s beautiful camera work. Take a minute, and enjoy.

MORE McLaren GTR: McLaren F1 GTR – How it all began

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