Designed in Los Angeles by Henrik Fisker and built in Detroit, the VLF Force 1 V10 is one of the most exciting American cars to come along in quite some time. Underneath its futuristic carbon fiber shell sits a massive 8.4L V10 engine producing 745 hp. The powerplant is fed by six air intakes, and is paired with your choice of automatic or manual six-speed transmissions, both good for a 0-60 time of 3 seconds and a top speed of 218 mph. Bringing things to a halt are large Brembo brakes covered by 21-inch wheels, with thin spokes that recall the ultra-thin headlights and tail lamps. The leather, suede, and alcantara interior is similarly well-appointed, with integrated Wi-Fi, a two bottle wine holder, navigation, a world-class hi-fi system, milled aluminum gearshift and pen holder, and carbon fiber storage for your shades.
McLaren's first customer based vehicles, the M12 was based on the M8As Bruce McLaren used to win during the 1968 Can-Am season. This 1969 McLaren M12 Coupe is part of that lineage, but has some distinguishing factors which make it uncommon. After entering several races in the early 70's, the car was converted into a coupe in 1976. The same owner decided to also make it street legal, making it a show-stopper everywhere it went. It's one of only 8 original road cars in the world and the only of those eight that is a coupe fitted with the correct Chevy big block V8 engine. The upcoming auction is a chance to own a rare piece of McLaren history.