Jolle wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:40 pm
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:22 pm
Jolle wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:11 pm
Let’s hope for Murray this one does sell a bit better then the F1. His cars deserve it
I believe all of the F1s produced for sale were sold - 71 road cars, 28 race cars. Or do you mean that there should have been more made and sold? I guess the financial ups and downs of the early 90s made selling $1m cars a difficult thing to do, even one as amazing as the F1.
Originally at least 150 were going to be produced, with a goal of 300 I believe. 76 road cars were build (as for any of this kind of luxury, they are not made until they are sold), with the race cars saving the project bringing the total up to 106.
The 106 total includes the prototypes - 5 for the road car, 1 for the race car and 1 for the LM special. One prototype (XP1) was destroyed in a crash in Namibia, XP2 was the official crash test car, XP3 and 4 did the donkey work of testing the systems, XP5 was the one that the journos got / get to drive. XP5 is still in use today by McLaren when someone wants to feature the car. XP3 and XP4 were, apparently later sold although XP3 was, for a time, Gordon Murray's personal F1. Any F1s that were imported in to the USA were basically ruined in order to meet US standards, although it seems that once imported and signed for, the changes could mostly be put back to original.
https://www.vwvortex.com/threads/r-t-fi ... id=4519895
where they mention that the passenger seats are removed and big bumpers added, the headlights changed etc.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"