McLaren F1 chassis 63 restored after 3,000 hours of work

McLaren Automotive has restored an F1, chassis number 63, to its original condition after 3,000 hours of work, including road and track testing.


The car’s interior was retrimmed in its original semi-aniline leather, a one off for this F1. Over the course of 900 hours the exterior was repainted in its original Magnesium Silver finish.

The car’s 6.1L V12 was rebuilt, and dyno tested to ensure it still makes 461kW (618hp). The F1’s dampers were sent back to Bilstein for refurbishment, and the driveshafts and hubs were sent back to their suppliers for a rebuild.



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McLaren F1 chassis 63 restored after 3,000 hours of work