The McLaren F1 LM Prototype is heading for display at the Geneva Motor Show as McLaren try to out do Ferrari in the history stakes.
We know that the new McLaren P1 is debuting at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but it’s not just the new P1 that will grab attention on McLaren’s stand.
McLaren are taking the prototype for the F1 LM – the McLaren XP1 LM – to Geneva for its first ever trip outside the UK (it’s owned by McLaren and was promised to Lewis Hamilton if he won three F1 world championships with McLaren. He didn’t) and will have it on show as part of McLaren’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
The F1 LM is the super-rare unrestricted version of the already very rare McLaren F1. There were just 64 F1s built and just five F1 LMs, plus the XP1 Prototype, three of which are owned by the Sultan of Brunei, one by Ralph Lauren and the other by the ZAZ museum in Japan. If you want one – assuming you could get one that’s actually for sale (which you won’t) – the starting price would be £15 million plus.
That means you could mop up at least fifteen new P1s for the price of the LM and the LM will, in all likelihood, be the most valuable car on show at Geneva. Unless Ferrari decide to show a Series 1 250 GTO.
So if you’re off to Geneva, do yourself a favour. Stop by the McLaren stand and after you’ve said hello to the new McLaren P1, make sure you drink in the McLaren F1 LM.
You’re never likely to see one again.