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The 1997 McLaren F1 GT is a mid-engined supercar appears in all Forza main series titles since Forza Motorsport 2 except for Forza Motorsport 5. The F1 GT is featured in the Playground Select Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 and as VIP Membership content in Forza Motorsport 6.

The F1 GT was the last homologation special version of the McLaren F1 GTR race car, which in turn was based on the McLaren F1 road-going supercar.[1]

Description

Is the standard McLaren F1 too common for you? The F1 GT may be the answer to your problem, as just three were produced as Le Mans homologation specials. As the briefest glance will tell you, the primary change from regular (“short-tail”) F1 to the GT variant is the long tail and improved aerodynamics. That’s because the F1 was originally intended not to race, but rather to be the ultimate road-going supercar. It accomplished that in spades, but when it was finally decided to race the F1 at Le Mans, testing showed that to achieve the high speeds required and to be competitive, the GT would require the aerodynamic improvements. The Le Mans variant was known as the GTR, and it managed to secure second and third place at the 1997 race, proving that the modification program was largely a success. The road-going version was also a success from an enthusiast’s standpoint—an incredibly rare version of an already superlative car—perhaps the closest a lucky driver can come to taking one of McLaren’s incredible race cars out onto a public road. Or, more appropriately, a track with a straight long enough to explore the F1 GT’s top speed, if you dare.
— forzamotorsport.net [2]
Should the need arise, the McLaren F1 GT is ready to go straight to the track. Should the open road be its home, rest assured anything that comes up in your rear-view mirror will get smaller very fast if need be. Driving a car that was once the "fastest production car in the world" is something to relish.
— forzamotorsport.net [3]

Characteristics

The F1 GT retains the same 6.1 L (6,064 cc) naturally aspirated V12 engine from the F1, the BMW S70/2, with identical power and torque specifications, despite that in the Xbox One Forza games, the McLaren F1 GT's power output is erroneously shown as 618 hp (461 kW). This is due to a misconversion of its previously correct power output of 627 hp (468 kW) from metric horsepower (PS) to brake horsepower (hp).

The F1 GT is longer than the standard F1 and features a long tail and improved aerodynamics. It has faster acceleration than the F1, with 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and 0 - 100 mph (161 km/h) in 6.9 seconds. It has a lower top speed, though, at 226 mph (364 km/h).

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport2 Wide Speed 7.3 
Acceleration 7.3 
Braking 5.8 
Handling 5.7 
Base Rarity 9.9 
S 985
Rarity (North America) ?  
Rarity (Europe) ?  
Rarity (Asia) ?  
NA: missing data
EU: missing data
AS: missing data
? CR
? CR
? CR
Top Speed: missing data Body Style: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide Speed 8.6 
Handling 6.5 
Acceleration 8.2 
Launch 7.4 
Handling 6.5 
S 692
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 3,800,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Body Style: Super Car
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 10.0 
Handling 6.5 
Acceleration 9.2 
Launch 8.5 
Braking 6.3 
R3 703
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 4,000,000 CR
Icon Infobox Achievement Driver Level 37 choice
Top Speed: 235.8 mph  (379.4 km/h) Body Style: Supercar
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.200 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 7.000 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 108.9 ft (33.2 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 291.7 ft (88.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.04 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.09 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 8.2 
Handling 6.1 
Acceleration 8.9 
Braking 5.9 
 
S 769
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 1,700,000 CR 3,400 TK
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the VIP pack
Top Speed: 221.4 mph  (356.2 km/h) Division: Birth of the Supercar
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.200 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 6.900 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 97.2 ft (29.6 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 246.1 ft (75 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.30 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.37 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 8.2 
Handling 6.4 
Acceleration 8.9 
Braking 6.2 
FM7 T5 
S 792
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 1,350,000 CR
Top Speed: 221.8 mph  (356.9 km/h) Division: Elite Factory Racers
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.183 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 6.900 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.6 ft (32.2 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 258.1 ft (78.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.33 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.49 g
Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+2,450)
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 8.3 
Handling 7.4 
Acceleration 9.5 
Braking 7.2 
FM7 T5 
R 895
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 1,350,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Division: Elite Factory Racers
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+2,450)
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide Speed 10.0 
Handling 9.8 
Acceleration 9.0 
Launch 8.3 
Braking 9.7 
R3 739
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 4,000,000 Cr
Body Style: Supercar
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 8.7 
Handling 7.8 
Acceleration 9.2 
Launch 8.8 
Braking 9.4 
S2 931
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 1,700,000 CR 2,834 T
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Playground Select Car Pack
Top Speed: 225.6 mph  (363 km/h) Championship: Retro Supercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.200 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 6.900 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 122.8 ft (37.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 293.4 ft (89.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.02 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.15 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 8.7 
Handling 7.4 
Acceleration 9.2 
Launch 8.7 
Braking 8.6 
S1 862
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 5,200,000 CR 10,000 T
Top Speed: 226.0 mph  (363.6 km/h) Championship: Retro Supercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.200 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 6.900 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 130.2 ft (39.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 314.4 ft (95.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.97 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.09 g

Conversions

Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain
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Gallery

Model Variants

References

  1. Introduction: McLaren Automotive - Official Website - McLAREN F1 GT
  2. Description: Forza Motorsport - Forza Horizon 3 - Cars (McLaren)
  3. Description (FH): Forza Motorsport - Forza Horizon - Cars (McLaren)