The 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is the ultra performance manufacturer's first attempt at a track and road vehicle and is based on their famous Formula 1 Technology.
With a speed of 0 to 62 MPH in just 3.3 seconds they have definitely found an uncompromising transition from race track to the highway.
The seven speed dual clutch transmission can be controlled from the wheel when accessing the different modes that are available, normal, track and speed. The 12C also allows the true Formula 1 Experience by letting the driver up or down shift by pulling with the right and pushing with the left for one hand shifting.
There are also other modes available, such as winter mode, which adjust for road grip and optimal traction in specific conditions.
Body & Chassis
While performance and ability are the driving forces behind this vehicle, you simply cannot ignore its sophisticated yet powerful appearance. The body and chassis are carbon based for extreme durability and lightness that is required in all vehicles that produce this type of power.
The chassis is called MonoCell and it is basically a carbon tube formed in a resin process that ends up being a strong yet single foundation for the 12C to be built upon. The side vents behind the doors are large enough to aid in stability during high speeds as well as giving the vehicle an exciting yet dangerous appearance.
The vehicle is something that could possibly change how super sports cars are made considering this vehicle is suited for track and street for the price their competitors can't touch. The 2012 McLaren MP4-12C will certainly change the industry at a time when innovation is necessary.
|Vehicle Type: Super Car||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 gallons (72 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: 24 combined|
|Length: 177.5 in. (450.9 cm)||Wheel Base: 105.1 in. (267 cm)|
|Height: 47.2 in. (119.9 cm)||Width: 75.1 in. (190.8 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 2945 lbs (1336 kg)||Ground Clearance: 4.7 in. (12.0 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: NA||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: 32-valve V8 DOHC VVT||Displacement: 3799 cc|
|Horsepower: 592 HP||Max RPM: 7000 RPM|
|Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 3000-7000 rpm||Transmission: 7-Speed McLaren SSG|
|0-60 mph: 3.3 seconds||Maximum Speed: 205 mph (330 km/h)|