McLaren F1 of "Top Gear" Fame for Sale
Most cars featured on Top Gear don't usually survive the ordeal, but it seems that this McLaren F1 GTR Longtail was just too beautiful to destroy. The rare sports car — reportedly the tenth and last of its kind ever built — was sponsored by the legendary motoring show's magazine back in the '90s, entering the FIA GT Endurance championship in 1997 before changing hands between various private owners. Now, however, it's up for sale once more.
The car is currently being sold by McLaren's Special Operations division, who describe the vehicle as in "absolutely tip-top condition" according to a write-up on Top Gear's website. It's not known how much the Longtail will sell for, but the motoring site reports that when it last came on the market in 2012 it went for a staggering £8.3 million — around $13 million.
McLaren told the Top Gear site that it's also possible to convert the Longtail for road use, although looking at the history of roadworthy F1s, this might not really be the best idea. British comedian Rowan Atkinson famously sold his own F1 after a pair of crashes in the UK convinced him that "road legal" wasn't quite the same as "road safe."
This article originally appeared on The Verge.