Information About the McLaren MP4-12C
The McLaren MP4-12C was the first car wholly designed by McLaren since the McLaren F1 back in 1998. With Frank Stephenson brought on board to oversee design and conception in 2008, the final design of the car was first seen in 2009, and it was launched in 2011, immediately establishing itself as the British performance car giant’s signature model of their fleet.
Like the F1 before it, the MP4-12C makes extensive use of carbon fibre throughout, including in its composite chassis, which naturally make it a lighter, more aerodynamic car and offering a performance to match than any equivalent of its kind.
The car runs on a longitudinal mid-mounted 3.8 V8 twin turbo engine, which can produce approximately 592 bhp, helping it accelerate swiftly from 0 - 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, and you can expect to reach top speeds of around 205 mph once behind the wheel of this most exquisite of McLarens.
Cool Facts About the McLaren MP4-12C
A video by the popular YouTube channel DragTimes.com, uploaded in 2013, found that a stock version of the McLaren MP4-12C was the third fastest such stock car ever to record a quarter mile time of approximately 10.27 seconds at 135 mph.
Here in the UK, on the popular BBC motoring show Top Gear, it recorded the second fastest lap around the show’s test track at Dunsfold Park in Surrey of approximately 1 minute and 16.2 seconds.
Coincidentally, it is Dunsfold Park, one of our venues here on TrackDays, where the McLaren MP4-12C can be booked to drive on our range of Platinum Supercar packages for both Adult and Junior drivers. Have a look above now to browse the full range of Blast and Thrill options we have available to book!
McLaren MP4 12c Test Drive
Book a test drive on a track day in the McLaren MP4 12c and experience everything this car is capable of.
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