10 “normal” cars that have origins in Formula 1

The names of these cars below have their genesis in Formula 1. Some even share the motorization and technology of the single-seaters of the highes

The names of these cars below have their genesis in Formula 1. Some even share the motorization and technology of the single-seaters of the highest category of motorsport in the world. In the note below, find out what models they are.

July 23, 2022 04:50 a.m.

There are thousands of cars that have been recorded in the history of the automobile as the best-selling sports cars due to their relationship with the Formula 1. Without going any further, there are thousands of brands that create their street models in honor of their teams, pay tribute to drivers or use technology from the highest category of motorsports.

Cases like those of ferrari, Mercedes Benz either McLaren They are some of the automotive houses that built examples that owe their genesis to the F1 racing cars. Hours before qualifying for the French Grand Prix, in TorkNews We have created a list of 10 “normal” cars that have their origin in the category:

10- McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 It was the expensive that opened the key to the era of supercars and is considered one of the best in the world. It was the first in the juicy history of McLaren in the competition. It was presented by the Woking house in 1991, despite the fact that the first copy was assembled in 1993. It had a V12 engine, of BMW origin, which reached 680 hp. It accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and signed 390 km/h.

9- Ferrari 488 GTB The Schumacher

Ferrari 488 GTB The Schumacher.

In his history he has seven titles won in F1, the first two with Benetton and the this with ferrari. Michael Schumacher is one of the glories in the history of the category and the house of Maranello, which is enough reason for the brand to honor him with a car in his name: the 488 GTB The Schumacher. With this model, the brand also paid tribute to the F2003-GA, the single-seater with which it won the title in 2003.

8- McLaren P1 GTR Alain Prost

McLaren P1 GTR Alain Prost.

With Ayrton senna, Alain Prost He was one of the winningest drivers of the British team in the 1980s. Despite the controversies with the Brazilian, his work earned him recognition from the MSO (McLaren Special Operations) department: he gave his name to a special edition of the P1 GTR supercar: a hybrid with a 179CV and 260 Nm electric motor that McLaren has incorporated next to the block V8 of 3.8 liters, double turbo and 737CV.

7- McLaren Senna

Yes to the pilot Alain Prost they have dedicated an edition of one of his creations to him, Ayrton senna It earned him a model of his own. The Brazilian won three titles with the team (1988, 1990 and 1991) and is one of the great legends of the category. The car named after him is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8”, and reaching a top speed of 340 km/h.

6- Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

Mercedes and McLaren They formed a great partnership for several years in which they have achieved several successes in the Great Circus in which three championships stand out: two for Mika Häkkinen and one for Lewis Hamilton. Even between the two they gave life to the great sports car Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Presented in 2003, available in a coupé and convertible body, it was powered by an impressive 5.5-liter V8 engine with 650 hp that accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8” and had a top speed of 337 km/h. .

5- Renault Clio-Williams

His motto was: “Body of Clio, soul of Williams”. The Renault Clio-Williams It reflected the great moment that the British team was going through, powered by the engines of the French brand. The most successful pilots were Nigel Mansell and Prost, in 1992 and 1993, respectively. but the runners Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve, in 1996 and 1997 added another two. The special street version was launched in 1993, it was blue and the Speedline wheels were gold. It stood out for its 2.0 gasoline engine, with 150 hp.

4- Renault Clio RS18

Inspired by the single-seater of the 2018 season, the Renault Clio RS18 it was a sporty version of the street model with an accent from F1. It is powered by a 1.6-liter engine with 220 hp and 260 Nm of maximum torque associated with a six-speed EDC automatic gearbox and a front-wheel drive system. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7” and reaching a top speed of 235 km/h.

3- Ferrari SF90 Stradale

When talking about Ferrari SF90, focus should be on which model of the Maranello house. One refers to the car used by the legendary Italian team in F1 in 2019, while the other responds to the street model. In addition to paying tribute to the brand’s 90 years in the category, it is the first plug-in hybrid that it manufactures in series, with a power of 1,000 CV.

2- Mercedes-AMG One

The first Mercedes-Benz AMG come from the F1. It is about the imposing car powered by the engine of the single-seater that won the 2016 championship, in the hands of the pilots Lewis Hamilton. Its block was adapted to work on the road: a 1,063 hp turbocharged 1.6 V6, it has four-wheel drive, a seven-speed automatic transmission and 11,000 rpm. With this incredible package it weighs 1,695 kilos, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and reaches 352 km/h. Its production is 275 units and its price is 2.5 million euros, about 2,639,250 dollars.

1- Ferrari Enzo

The ferrari enzo 1 was produced between the years 2002 and 2004. As evidenced by its name, it honors the creator of the category’s myth. German ex-pilot Michael Schumacher participated in its development. It was powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine that produced 600 hp and had a maximum torque of 657 Nm, all-wheel drive and a six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. It reached 0-100 km/h in 3.65 seconds and had a top speed of over 350 km/h. Which of these beasts on wheels with F1 DNA do you prefer?