17 Aug 2019

McLaren F1 supercar owned by New Zealander sells for $US19.8 million

7:23 pm on 17 August 2019

A 1994 McLaren F1 supercar owned by an Auckland businessman has sold at auction in California for $US19.8 million.

Entrepreneur and amateur racer Andrew Bagnall's car was one of only 64 built for the road, and one of only two sold in a more powerful Le Mans specification.

It's powered by a V12 engine, seats three people and has a top speed of nearly 400 kilometres an hour.

Two years ago Mr Bagnall released a video talking about why he loved the car so much.

The price paid included the buyer premium on top of the $US18m hammer price.