McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren racing heritage is undeniable. Any person interested in car could probably tell you something about the McLaren F1 and/or the impact it had on the automobile industry back in 1992. Some, including myself, will say the F1 emerges as one of the greatest events in car history.

In 1998 the F1 set the record for the fastest road car in the world, topping at a whopping 242.95 mph (390.99 km/h) and the McLaren F1 still is more aerodynamic than many exotics produced two decades later.

The McLaren MP4-12C is the first production car since the F1 to be completely designed and produced by McLaren. As with both the Lamborghini Aventador and the Sesto Elemento (or any F1 racing car for that matter) the MP4-12C is built around a carbon fibre tub. McLaren has gone mental with the use of carbon fibre bringing down the total weight to 1,301 kg.

A twin-turbo V8 delivers 592 bhp and the redline starts at 8,500 rpm with 80% of torque available from just 2,000 rpm. MP4-12C meaning McLaren Projects 4, the C stands for Carbon and 12 refers to McLaren’s internal Vehicle Performance Index through which it rates key performance criteria both for competitors and for its own cars.

If you call yourself a racing enthusiast this is the car for you. Pick it up in our shop.

Author: Olle Elander Wistén