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When Carbon Was King (1992)
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When Carbon Was King (1992)

The McLaren F1 wasn't just speedy by 1992 standards — a blistering top speed of 240 miles per hour — it held the record for the world's fastest production car for more than a decade. This British beast was also the first road car to feature a full carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. Interested? Good luck — the original F1 remains one of the world's most collectible cars. (It was $970K then, about $13 million now.)