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 |  Apr 10 2012, 8:32 PM

The Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren F1 GTR Longtail will be sold at the upcoming Pebble Beach Auction from August 16 through 17 at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, Calif.

As collectable cars go, the F1 is one of the most sought after cars in the world and this Longtail variant will undoubtedly fetch an astronomical amount at the auction. A similar car offered a year ago sold for $3,990,000 and chances are this one will be valued more given its classic Gulf livery.

Originally built as chassis number 27R, this Longtail was damaged in transport and ultimately became a spare car as number 28R for GTC Competition. It ended up racing in the 1997 FIA GT season and competed in races at the Nürburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, Austria’s A1-Ring, Donington Park, Mugello, Sebring, and Laguna Seca.

The Longtail variant features a longer nose and tail to help reduce drag and increase aerodynamic downforce as much as possible.

GALLERY: Gulf McLaren F1 GTR Longtail

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[Source: GT Spirit]

 |  Aug 05 2011, 9:30 AM

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Not that long ago, actor Rowan Atkinson made news with his appearance on Top Gear, even setting a lap record on the famous show. Now the famous Mr. Bean is making headlines again, but this time it’s not so good.

While driving his McLaren F1 GTR, it is believed that he lost control of the supercar, spun several times before hitting a tree and a lamppost. Fortunately for Atkinson, he was able to get himself out of the vehicle before it reportedly caught on fire. The crash happened on the A605 near Haddon, Cambridgeshire shortly after 7:30pm.

Atkinson was taken to a local hospital and was treated for a shoulder injury, though he should feel very fortunate that nothing more serious happened. The exact state of the ultra-rare McLaren F1 isn’t known.

[Source: PistonHeads]