A Top Gear fanatic has completed the ultimate motor challenge – building a £5million supercar with scrap and spare parts. Amateur mechanic Jacek Mazur, 48, made his own replica McLaren F1 for just £20,000 – 250 times cheaper than the real thing.
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He even paid tribute to his favourite TV show by building a tiny rear seat for Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond. His previous projects have included building his own Lamborghini and a Porsche
But the British-designed McLaren F1 has been his ‘ultimate’ success. They can fetch unbelievable sums and in August this year one sold for a staggering £5.1million at classic car auction Gooding & Company.
Taking a backseat: Despite having built a supercar from scratch, Mr Mazur is not a full-time mechanic.A McLaren F1 normally costs £5million, but Jacek built his using parts from several cars at a cost of £20,000.