1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail Road Car, what a mouth full. I have mixed feelings about this one. It’s a 1:18 UT and it’s a mixed bag as far as what you get feature wise.

Let’s start with the good. Body paint, it’s gorgeous! Body, everything opens up and gaps are reasonable. Interior, not spectacular but everything is there. That’s pretty much where it ends.

The bad. Rims, paint is tacky to the touch and pulling up (curing issue?). No working suspension and the front sits about 1 mm too high. No brake calipers (really!?!). Engine detailing minimal.


Overall I wish I’d held out for a nicer McLaren model, perhaps something in a race livery. This was a decent deal on Ebay, I paid less then $60 shipped, but what I bought feels barely like a Maisto.

I wasn’t feeling the wing so I shot the car in both styles. I feel wingless is a more accurate road car mode and gives it many similarities in profile to a Saleen S7.