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I regret not gettin this awesome car years ago, but do any companies still make the 1:18 version of the great McLaren F1? Preferably the LM model...I know UT made a lot, but of course that's history now.
 
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UT
roadcar (silver, dark grey, forgot the rest)
longtail roadcar
lm
lot of racing gtrs

Maisto
roadcar (silver, dark grey, green, blue)

Guiloy
prototype roadcar (ton of colors)
gtr (ton of colors)

They are in order of quality also. Even the wrose model costs alot now!!
 

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Well my friend it's what AUTOart replied me when I asked them if they'll ever produce it. Here's the quotes:
  • Hi,

    Will you ever produce the McLaren F1-F1 LM?

    Oron
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  • Hi Oron,
    Yes, we interested in making it but main concern is licensing issue.
    By the way, do visit www.AUTOart-collection.com regularly to see details on our new releases and current models.
    Best regards,
    AUTOart Collection Ltd
 

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No need to loane those money for quite some time.
McLaren has the Mercedes/BMW problem and it will probably be some years before we see the McLaren F1 produced in 1:18 and 1:12 again!

Eventually it will happen but not within the first 5 years or so.
The F1 is an "ended" chapter in the history of McLaren so I doubt it's on their "to do" list over things that must be dealt with.
 
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So is it a fight between bmw/mercedes over royalties or just them still arguing over the f1 in general. I remember when this first came up years ago but I thought one bought out the other.
 

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No, it's no fight.
McLaren is under strict control by Mercedes regarding their publicity stunts.
Having built the best roadcar in the world with their arc rival BMW I'm sure Mercedes has something to say about giving new licenses and promoting that car when the focus should be on the SLR and the loyalty issue in McLarens mind.
BMW on their hand has the same problem as they don't want McLaren to be promoted so that Mercedes can steal their thunder and they too has to be licenced because of the BMW engine thats highly visible on the F1.

Technically, the 1:18 and 1:12 licence is still out there, but belonged to PMA and UT, both out of business from their former self.
UT beeing a part of AUTOart probably has tried their best to release the McLaren again, but old contracts probably make it impossible as it is now.

New licenses will be released, but I doubt it will happen before the McLaren-Mercedes is more established as a brand.
 
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