Along with its ambitions to take on the supercar market, McLaren officially launched the MP4-12C earlier this week. However, McLaren has yet to provide official performance figures and the curb-weight of the MP4-12C – all McLaren told us so far is that the car can go from 0-60 mph in the low 3-second range with a top speed of more than 200 mph.
McLaren also claims that when using the launch-control function of the car’s 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gear box (SSG), the MP4-12C is capable of running a 0-60 mph time of under 3 seconds and a 0-124 mph time of under 10 seconds. That makes the 600-hp MP4-12C faster than the Corvette ZR1 (3.4 seconds), Ferrari 430 Scuderia (3.5 seconds) and the Lamborghini LP560-4 (3.2 seconds).
Refresher: Power for the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C comes from a 3.8L V8 twin-turbo engine producing around 600-hp mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox (SSG). 0 to 60 mph is expected to come in the low 3 second range with a top speed of more than 200 mph. Sales begin in early 2011.
2011 McLaren MP4-12C:
– By: Omar Rana