Have you ever wondered why the McLaren F1 is quite possibly the greatest car ever? Yeah, me either. Ever wonder where Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Zonda, Bugatti, SSC, and the likes get their understanding and passion for making crazy-fast supercars? It’s because of Gordon Murray, the creator of the F1.

Back when it first came out in 1992, it took top honors immediately as the fastest and wildest car in the world. It could get to 60 mph in 3.2-seconds and flat out you could be doing roughly 242 mph. On a closed course, obviously.

Here is a video of Le Mans racing legend, Andy Wallace, taking a prototype of the McLaren F1 around VW’s 5.6 mile private test track, Ehra-Lessien in 1998. In this video, Wallace hits 391 km/h, or roughly 243 mph.

While searching for photos of the McLaren F1 for this article, I found a great article by Ian Kuah for Luxury Insider.

[Source: Jalopnik]

[Photos taken from: Luxury Insider]