Take a brief ride with American sports car racing legend – and factory BMW driver – Bill Auberlen in a 1996 McLaren F1 GTR. Starting last, Auberlen tears through the field before a mechanical issue intervened. Despite the tight fit in the cockpit, and the close proximity of the visor cam to the padded roll cage in front of his helmet, the Californian makes the most of his laps at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where BMW was the featured marque.


The 1996 BMW Motorsport McLaren F1 GTR is the unicorn of racing cars. Gordon Murray is the man behind the McLaren F1. His creation was the fastest production car for almost a decade when it was surpassed by Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg CCR and SSC Ultimate Aero TT.

However, unlike forced induction (turbo or supercharged) cars mentioned above, the F1 is still the fastest production car with a naturally aspirated engine which was unsurprisingly made by BMW.