F1 vehicles are fast, powerful, and attractive. The design of the vehicles make many people wish they could own one of the amazing race cars. However, if you have a regular vehicle budget, it is unlikely you will ever be able to afford any kind of official F1 vehicle. If you try hard enough, you may be able to find something that you can buy as a civilian driver.
There are a number of ways to purchase F1 vehicles as a civilian. The cost of these vehicles, however, is often in the millions or at the very least, hundreds of thousands. If you have the budget for the vehicle, there are a variety of places you can purchase them. A few online sites keep track of where you can purchase F1 vehicles. Usually, you can only purchase vehicles from 1974 to 1999. Sometimes the vehicles have working engines, and other times they are simply engine-less show cars. You can also find F1 vehicles for sale at F1 showrooms, and other companies around the world that specialize in the sale of these unique vehicles.
Although it is possible to purchase real F1 cars using a variety of purchasing methods, no company sells F1 vehicles directly to the public. If you want the power, performance, and style of an F1 vehicle, however, there are a few companies that offer similar styles for civilian driving.
The best version of a drivable, new F1 vehicle is the Lotus 125 car. This car has 640 bhp at 9800 rpm, fuel rating of 101 RON, a vehicle mass of 650 kg., max torque of 450 Nm at 7600 rpm, and max engine revs of 10,300 rpm. These specifications are about as close to a real F1 vehicle as is possible to get in the civilian market.
The Lotus 125 is hardly an affordable vehicle for most drivers. The vehicle has a base cost of about 1 million dollars, and the cost can go up from there. The reason the vehicle is so expensive is because it is well-designed, has incredible performance, and uses authentic F1 parts. The unique shape of the car looks just like the traditional “T” shape of real Formula 1 racing vehicles.
A few modifications have been made to the vehicle to make it safer for non-professional drivers. The vehicle has increased safety features for driving on civilian roads. The wheels have additional reliability and protection for the driver in case of crashes. The vehicle is also adjusted to make it easier for non-professional drivers to handle, and the vehicle cannot travel as fast as most real Formula 1 vehicles.
If you are interested in purchasing a Lotus 125, sign up quickly. Lotus will only manufacturer about 10 of the vehicles per year, making it extremely difficult to obtain the vehicle even if you have the money.
Although it is possible to find some vintage F1 vehicles for sale through a few different sources, the best way to experience the thrill of a F1 race is to purchase or drive in one of the new Lotus 125 vehicles. Perhaps if the 125 is successful, they will make another variation that is affordable for the everyday buyer.
This is a Guest Post by Nate Miller. Occasional guest poster on car repairing and full time car enthusiast. Nate currently represents Parts Geek an online automotive parts supplier.