2012 McLaren MP4-12C

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.

At a cost of $ 264,000 dollars you will be sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle that harnesses 592 HP waiting to be unleashed at 7000 RPM from the twin turbo 3.8 liter V8 at a moment’s notice.

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.


General Info
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)