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Top Gear Fastest car in the world for over a decade to be sold

The very rare sports car which is reportedly the 10th and last of its kind ever built was sponsored by the legendary motoring show’s magazine back in the 90’s.

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The Top Gear McLaren has a top speed of 240 mph play

The Top Gear McLaren has a top speed of 240 mph

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Most cars that make it to the Top Gear don’t usually survive the show, but it seems that this McLaren F1 GTR Longtail was just too awesome to destroy.

The very rare sports car which is reportedly the 10 and last of its kind ever built was sponsored by the legendary motoring show’s magazine back in the 90’s.

The car entered the FIA GT Endurance championship in 1997 before changing hands between various private owners, and now it’s up for sale once again.

The Top Gear badge can be seen easily on the car. play

The Top Gear badge can be seen easily on the car.

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Although the car didn't have a particularly successful racing career (it only scored points twice in 1997, with a pair of sixth-place finishes), it's perhaps one of the few sports cars with legitimate Top Gear branding.

Despite its less-than-stellar record on the track, the 6.1 Liter, V12 F1 is a certified record-breaker, its top speed of 240 mph, which made it the fastest production car in the world for over ten years.

The car is currently being sold by McLaren's Special Operations division, who describe the vehicle as in "absolutely tip-top condition" according to a write-up on Top Gear's website. It's not known how much the Longtail will sell for, but the motoring site reports that when it last came on the market in 2012 it went for a staggering £8.3 million — around $13 million.

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