Following the excursion on public roads, I arrive at the track. I bring the 12C to a steady halt as my co-pilot, a McLaren engineer, walks me through the launch control procedure. After flipping the requisite switches and pressing firmly on both pedals, releasing the brake ignites a weirdly efficient takeoff with almost no wheelspin, and a jowl-flattening whoosh of acceleration that viscerally delivers on its promised sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.
Read more about his experience, comparisons to other luxury super cars, and the performance of the MP4-12C: for the full article, click here to read on Wired Magazine.Comments
Well-known GT drivers Rob Bell, Alvaro Parente and Alexander Sims burned up the track at the home-base of McLaren Automotive, Dunsfold Park. Find out how the McLaren MP4-12C fared with the pros on their GT Track test.Comments
Carlos Lago, test driver and automotive expert for Motor Trend, explores the art and science of supercars with the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. Find out what happens when you give a team of dedicated engineers the time and resources to dream big.
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An impressive and informative C|Net video review of the McLaren MP4-12C, complimenting the fact that this super car, is one that will really get driven – on the road, AND on the tracks.Comments
McLaren showcases the arrival of the MP4-12C in five cities across the US, mainly in the markets where dealerships been awarded the rights to the prestigious new brand. The video starts with the vehicle’s port of entry in Baltimore, Maryland with the MP4-12C rolling off the ship fresh from the United Kingdom.
“This film is exciting as it represents the arrival of McLaren Automotive in North America. We are thrilled to be launching with the 12C, which is such a tremendously innovative car, and we look forward to building a long term future.” said Tony Joseph, McLaren Automotive North America Regional Director.
Jay Leno recently purchased a McLaren MP4-12C -and as one of the world’s most well-known car enthusiasts, adds this to his super-exclusive collection of supercars, antique roadsters and motorcycles. He’s already the owner of a McLaren F1, so it comes as no surprise that he would be interested in McLaren’s MP4-12C.
Sources on the internet say that he had a great buying experience as well. He seems to be enjoying his new McLaren very much – and was spreading holiday cheer at Supercar Sunday this past weekend.
It’s Finally Here!
McLaren Automotive moves toward the launch of the MP4-12C. The McLaren Dallas showroom will be located at 5300 Lemmon Avenue, with an anticipated opening next month. “With a rigorous criteria for selecting dealer applicants, we are honored to be named one of the first retailer candidates worldwide by McLaren,” said Ken Schnitzer, chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “We believe the McLaren complements our client base and is a unique offering to the line up of luxury brands that Park Place represents. We know the McLaren will be a highly sought after vehicle in Texas and car enthusiasts will anticipate its arrival.”
For pre-ordering information please contact General Manager Heath Strayhan at 214-849-5300.Comments
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