The Velocity Invitational event, held in California (USA) in mid-November, attracted attention for a reason. In particular, the Instagram account calleen365gtb recorded the scene of two McLaren F1 supercars attending the event with broken windshields. They are curious to know how much money users will have to spend to fix this problem.
according to the sheet engine1 Research shows that replacing the windshield of a McLaren F1 easily costs 33,000 USD (797.6 million VND). A source close to McLaren confirmed to them that the glasses cost 25,000 USD, while the replacement cost 8,000 USD (about 200 million VND).
The above number is “fortunately” still low, as the company still stores a certain number of windshields at the headquarters. If it has to be completely renovated, the amount of money users will have to spend will definitely exceed the above figure.
Yet according to the above source, McLaren is planning… to rework some components for F1 specifically to avoid the situation of needing to be replaced without parts in the future. The fact that the company remanufactured components for a 30-year-old car model clearly shows how important F1 is in McLaren’s eyes.
It costs $33,000 to replace the glass alone on this once-top-class McLaren supercar
Although the McLaren F1 was launched more than 30 years ago, it is still one of the most coveted supercars on the market, and commands top prices on the used car market. When first launched in 1992, it was a pioneering name that opened up both new design and technology to the sports car industry.
With only 106 cars produced, each McLaren F1 car has a huge value that increases over the years. While the original price of the McLaren F1 was only 800,000 to 1 million USD/car, the price of the car in the used car market now fluctuates around 20 million USD/car and is rarely available.
Since the car has been out of production for 25 years (1998) and with modest original output, replacement parts for this British 2-door coupe model are very rare, if not non-existent. Almost all replacement of special parts requires McLaren or third party suppliers to do so separately, so it is extremely expensive.