New record set as McLaren F1 LM-spec sells for ₦7.2 billion


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A new McLaren auction record was set at the Sotheby's Monterey Car Week last weekend when the silver McLaren F1 LM-spec was sold for a stunning ₦7.2 billion.

Just last weekend at the Sotheby’s Monterey Car Week auction, a gorgeous silver McLaren F1 LM-spec was sold for a whopping $19, 805,000 (₦7.2 billion).


There are only 2 of this model currently on the planet, making it a very desirable expensive piece for car collectors



Silver paint job and a modified exhaust are products of series of modifications done the original model 

Currently, there are just 2 examples of this model on the planet, which are outfitted with LM-spec engine and High Downforce Kit. The other red painted model was sold for $13.75 million four years ago at similar auction in 2015. However, the silver model set a new McLaren auction record at the 2019 auction.


With a bespoke rear diffuser, 18-inch GTR wheels and the towering wing at the rear, it is exquisitely pleasing to the eyes

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Originally, the car was left with Midnight blue paint with black interior. It was later sent to the factory when it was acquired by another buyer, to be modified with LM-spec that offers BMW-sourced V12 6.1-liter engine with an output of 680 horsepower. This has been possible with the help of the additionally equipped transmission cooler, radiators and an exhaust that has been modified.

On its exterior look, it comes equipped with a modified High Downforce Kit, which includes towering rear wing, 18-inch GTR wheels, extended front splitter and front wheels arches’ louvers.



The stunning and one-of-a-kind silver McLaren F1 LM-spec will continue to appreciate in value 

On the inside, it also offers some modifications such as cream leather, brown and beige Alcantara. The chassis on the clock on the car has 13,352 miles. Despite the enormous amount of the car, it is a wise investment since its possibility of appreciating in value is very high.

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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