The McLaren F1 GTR was created following motorsport teams convincing McLaren to build a racing version of the McLaren F1, after its initial launch as a road car, to compete in the BPR Global GT Series.
Three different variants of the race car were developed from 1995 to 1997.
Need for Speed: High Stakes
The F1 GTR appears in Need for Speed: High Stakes as a class AAA car.
The PC release features the 1995 F1 GTR 'short-tail' whereas the PlayStation release features the 1997 F1 GTR 'long-tail'. In both releases, it costs $500,000.
It is slower than the CLK-GTR, Ferrari F50, and the Diablo SV. But it more than makes up for it with the best handling and best acceleration in its class.
- The McLaren F1 GTR, at one point during development, could be modified with upgrades in the PlayStaton release of Need for Speed: High Stakes, along with the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. Even though the player can not modify it, A.I. opponents will appear with the upgrade when selected with another vehicle fully upgraded.