Rowan Atkinson sells McLaren F1
Actor Rowan Atkinson better known as Mr. Bean has recently sold his beloved McLaren F1.
Rowan Atkinson bought the McLaren F1 new in 1997 for $880,000.
Rowan Atkinson has been driving his McLaren F1 on regular basis. By the time of the sale, he racked up more than 40,000 miles.
Rowan Atkinson is a gearhead who loves cars and races on regular basis.
Rowan Atkinson owns several classic Aston Martins, Rolls Royce, several Morgan including the Aero 8 and several other classic and rare exotic cars.
The McLaren F1 is the most collectable car in the last 45 years, and recent auctions have revealed that its price is on a sharp rise.
We estimate that Rowan Atkinson has sold his McLaren F1 for a over $11 million dollars.
Another Briton has purchased the McLaren F1 from Rowan Atkinson, and he has said that he will be driving it on regular basis. Let’s hope the new owner doesn’t crash it.
McLaren F1 was designed as a street car, a supercar with a 6.1 Liter BMW V12 producing 627 hp at 7400 rpm and 480 lb-ft of torque at 5600 rpm and a six speed manual transmission.
McLaren F1 doesn’t have any electronic nannies, and for an average driver it is nearly impossible to drive. It comes as no surprise that Rowan Atkinson crashed his twice, even though he is a talented driver. That’s right, he crashed that McLaren F1 he sold for millions twice and had it rebuilt and got it back on the road driving it.
McLaren F1 is a very rare car as only 106 were ever created of which 28 of them were race cars (few race cars have been converted to street legal cars).
McLaren won the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans with a McLaren F1 slightly modified with a rollcage, and even Mercedes-AMG used a McLaren F1 to design their CLK-GTR that dominated the FIA GT series in late 90s.
McLaren F1 is still world’s fastest naturally aspirated with a 240 mph top speed. McLaren F1 does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and quarter mile in 11.5 seconds.