A rare long-tail McLaren F1 GTRs built for the 1997 FIA GT season has been put up for sale.
The long-tail McLaren F1 GTR was created in response to competition from the Mercedes CLK-GTR and Porsche 911 GT1, and featured updates including all-new bodywork and a longer nose and tail section to reduce drag and increase downforce.
Just 28 long-tail F1 GTRs were built, with only 10 being prepared for the 1997 season, where they contested the BPR Global GT Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The cars were estimated to produce around 600hp from their 6.0-liter BMW V12 engines, and weigh 2000 lbs. At Le Mans that year, the fastest McLaren F1 GTR hit 197mph on the Mulsanne straight.
The example for sale is chassis number #28R, the last GTR to leave McLaren's factory. It has been stored in Japan, and is being sold by the Wintel auction house.
Its sellers say it was originally run in competition by Gulf Team Davidoff, with drivers including Andrew Gilbert-Scott, John Nielsen and Anders Orofuson. The sale notice adds that it was the team's spare car, and that it is consequently in excellent condition.
No reserve price is given, but reports suggest the collector is seeking $5 million.