McLaren F1 engine bay is gold-plated for cooling purpose. The McLaren F1’s engine bay is lined with 16g of gold. Gold is the best reflector of heat.
The F1 is a tightly packaged car to keep the weight low. However, putting a great big V12 engine in the middle means there is a lot of heat — and heat likes to melt things. … The precious metal is a very good heat reflector and so every McLaren F1 contains 0.56 ounces (16 grams) of gold in its engine bay.
When was the McLaren f1 the fastest car?
On the 31st of March 1998, Andy Wallace reached a speed of 240.14mph in the McLaren F1 – making it the fastest production car in the world – a record that stood well into the next millennium.