2012 McLaren MP4-12C Specs and Pricing Released

Tuesday February 15th, 2011 at 1:22 PM
Posted by: aquadog

2012 McLaren MP4-12CMcLaren has started production at its factory in England of their 2012 MP4-12C sports car and have recently released its performance specs. The McLaren MP4-12C features a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8, 592-horsepower engine, 443 lb-ft of torque, a seven-speed sequential gearbox, an acceleration speed of 0-60 in less than 3.3 seconds (optional Corsa tires reduce the 0-60 time to less than 3.1 seconds), a top speed of 205 mph, and a braking distance of 62-0 mph in 100 feet. The McLaren MP4-12C will also be built with lightweight materials like carbon fiber and aluminum, giving it a curb weight (without fuel and fluids) of 2,866 lbs. The U.S. fuel economy testing is not yet complete, but is estimated to get 20 mpg combined city/highway driving in Europe.

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McLaren F1 Goes For £2,530,000 At London Auction

Thursday November 6th, 2008 at 2:1111 PM
Posted by: tonyb

McLaren F1ee-YOW! That’s a LOT of money, even for one of these!

What’s  £2,530,000 in American dollars? Let me just check the markets … (23 minutes & 48 seconds pass as your humble writer is rendered catatonic by the state of the world’s financial system) … OK,  £2,530,000 is a LOT of money.

Anyway, that IS a very impressive price for a very impressive car.

When they first came out, the McLaren F1 was listing for around 1 million dollars, and there were very few people who would say that the three seat, all carbon fiber V-12 monster wasn’t worth every last penny. Gordon Murray, the F1′s chief designer, and legendary race car builder really hit this one out of the park. The zero-to-sixty times and skid pad figures were amazing, but the top speed of 242 miles per hour was just staggering. As I recall, the current “fastest production car in the world” at the time did a tick or two aver 200 MPH, so to raise the bar by over 20% in one jump just floored everyone.

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