It seems that the McLaren MP4-12C will be as successful as the McLaren F1, which is a true legend and according to many proffesional pilots - "The best handling car in the world".
Once again, the engine is 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 mounted in the middle of the car. It delivers 600PS (441 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft), which means 3.3 seconds to 100 km/h and 9.1 seconds to 200 km/h. The quarter mile is covered in 10.9 seconds, which as fast as a big motorcycle. The top speed is way lower than F1's -
McLaren has finally released full details on the MP4-12C. The sports car is powered by a compact mid-rear 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 600PS (441 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. The acceleration is astonishing - 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds (3.1 seconds with special Corsa tires) and a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). The more important discipline 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) - 9.1 seconds.
McLaren MP4-12C has MonoCell carbon-fiber chassis, which weighs just 75kg and the whole car is 1301kg.
After its stellar world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the series of exclusive showcases to prospective customers and media across the globe in 2010, the McLaren MP4-12C ultra-sports car has finally enter production at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, England.
With schedule to build up to 1,000 12Cs in 2011, McLaren Automotive will be manufacturing most of its rides in a bespoke new 40m GBP McLaren Production Centre, which is due for completion in May.
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McLaren has announced their plans to develop the new MP4-12C GT3 Race car, which will compete in several races in 2011. The Race car will be built with the help of CRS Racing.
"Racing is in our blood - it was natural to develop a GT3 car alongside the 12C road car. We have a legendary history in global motorsport, including GT racing, and we aim to maintain that reputation with this GT3 program, and any future sports car projects that may evolve.", commented Martin Whitmarsh, Vodafone McLaren
McLaren priced the perfect road machine MP4-12C from £168 500 (including 20% VAT) when it goes on sale in the UK in 2011.
The car is just £1045 cheaper than Ferrari 458 Italia. Probably, this is the main reason why McLaren MP4-12C has already received over 2 700 pre-orders.
MP4-12C is powered by features a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine 608PS (447 kW) and 599Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed "Seamless Shift" double-clutch transmission which enables the car to accelerate
McLaren MP4-12C is may be the most eagerly expected car in the world. It will be presented for the first time to a public audience at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event takes place from Thursday 1- Sunday 4 July 2010.
Current Formula 1 World Champion - Jenson Button and 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton will drive the MP4-12C up Goodwood Hill on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the Supercar Run.
The prototype was tested at Goodwood Motor Circuit in March this year. The VP9 Validation Proto
McLaren F1 is a true legend. Still, after 20 years there is no faster normally aspirated production road car in the world. F1 GTR is the only car, which won Formula 1 World Championship, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours. Furthermore, this was the first production road car to use a full carbon fibre monocoque.
The first McLaren F1 car was launched on 28th May 1992 and delivered to its happy owner in December 1993.
McLaren is a pioneer in carbon fiber technologies. They used carbon fibr
McLaren Automotive presents the first in a series of broadcast-quality short videos, which reveals the performance car testing programme for the new McLaren MP4-12C.
The politics of the company includes this unique and engaging story, which precedes the first model going on sale in Spring 2011. The footage reveals McLaren Automotive's plans, processes and challenges.
The first film is named "Inside McLaren: developing the MP4-12C". Highlights include an introduction to the McLaren Techno
Ron Dennis, McLaren Automotive Chairman with the McLaren MP4-12C
Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director with the McLaren MP4-12C
McLaren Automotive is getting ready to release the new McLaren Mp4-12C. Besides the strange name it is a successor of the legendary McLaren F1, so the expectations are enormous.
The first and most shocking difference is the engine 3.8 litre 90⁰ V8 with two turbo-chargers - the ‘M838T’. McLaren F1 is powered by naturally aspirated V12 developed by BMW M division delivering 627hp and 651 N/m of torque.
The next difference in McLaren Mp4-12C is left driving position. The old F1 is 3-sea
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