MCLAREN MP4-12C 2011 - Present
The McLaren MP4-12C is a mid-engined two seat sports car. This is not unique but the packaging of the 12C is based upon this layout for very good, historical reasons.
Almost all racing cars up until the late 1950s had a traditional bonnet housing the engine in front of the driver. In a revolutionary move, Cooper Cars, who were to be Bruce McLaren’s first British employer and Ron Dennis’ first racing employer, placed the engine behind the driver and within three years all other Formula 1 cars had moved to a mid-engined layout. Sporting road cars followed this lead towards the end of the 1960s and most cars claiming a sporting intent since have stayed true to this pattern.
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McLaren has figured out that its clients not only want the power and performance, but are also willing to spend extra for individuality. Rather than let customers go to Gemballa, FAB Design or Mansory, the Brits are devising their own customization options. McLaren Special Operations, the division responsible for ... Continue Reading →
Have you ever noticed how the very best car videos come out at the very end of the year, getting you all excited about what's going to happen in the next one? Well this has to be the coolest video we've seen all year. It's a case of "epic is and epic does" for McLaren, who took their P1 hy... Continue Reading →
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"The Sassy Lassie with the Classy Chassis," that was how Elvira, mistress of the dark, described herself. But, it's also how we'd describe this lady! WorldSupercarcars filmed one sexy girl arriving in her white McLaren MP4-12C in Monaco. As she gets out of the car with grace, we notice this isn... Continue Reading →
Jay Leno’s Garage is not actually a garage anymore these days, as the star has left his Californian headquarters behind in order to spend a day with McLaren. The Brits just couldn’t help but treat Jay Leno with their F1 technology, so they all went to the Circuit of the Americas to have a blast. While ... Continue Reading →
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McLaren Automotive has confirmed, following months of speculation, that the P1 hybrid supercar is sold out. According to Top Gear, all 375 P1s have been bought or secured with a deposit shortly after the vehicles launch. A company spokesperson confirmed the news for Autoblog, but added that a waiting list is stil... Continue Reading →
What do you do if you’re Hennessey and have an airstrip at your disposal? You pit your McLaren MP4-12C against the stock thing, obviously. The tuner has recently released a clip that shows its HPE700 Mac drag racing the standard McLaren MP4-12C. The HPE700 upgrade takes the twin-turbo unit of the McLaren MP4... Continue Reading →