Production of McLaren F1 GTR, directed by former Formula 1 engineer Gordon Murray, began in 1992 and ended in 1998. At that time, it was the fastest car ever built. The F1 GTR raced in Le Mans for the first time in 1995, winning outright, with 5 cars reaching the finish line in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th position. The car featured a monocoque carbon – fibre chassis and a BMW 5990 cc V12 engine. In 1997, the F1 GTR was developed into the Long Tail version. Number 39 raced in Le Mans with blue and orange Gulf colours, driven by Ray Bellm, Andrew Gilbert-Scott, Msasnori Sekiya.