First McLaren MP4-12C crash takes place in… Seattle

With production yet to hit full schedule, we’re not sure what this McLaren MP4-12C was doing in Seattle – but the model has won the title of the first crashed MP4-12C.

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We’re not sure what exactly went down here but according to some eyewitnesses:

“I was driving on HY-99 Northbound at about 1PM wondering why traffic was so congested. To my surprise I saw 3 Seattle Police cars and 2 DOT trucks behind a wrong way facing Mclaren. It turns out the rear passenger wheel was separated from the car.”

As unbelievable as this seems, at about 3:30PM, one of the software techs had it on a test drive and someone from the program came to my work and requested equipment to transport the car with only 3 wheels in their location. He also informed me that a Mclaren technician was dispatched immediately from overseas to tend to the car.

Always sad to see one of these supercars go down.

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Refresher: The 2012 McLaren Mp4-12C is powered by a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 making 592-hp at 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 443 lb-ft between 3,000 rpm to 7,000 rpm. That allows the McLaren MP4-12C to run from 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds with a top speed clocked in at 205 mph. The Corsa tire option shaves 0.2 seconds off the 0-62 mph time. 0 to 124 mph takes 9.1 seconds and with the Corsa tire option that goes down by 0.2 seconds. The quarter mile run takes the McLaren MP4-12C  10.9 seconds at 134 mph. Stopping from 62 mph can happen in 100 feet. Price start at $231,400.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Daily Hoon (via Jalopnik)