If you happened to catch episode 3 of Top Gear season 17 this past weekend, than you probably appreciated Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the new 2012 McLaren MP4-12C against the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Following Clarkson’s review, The Stig took the MP4-12C around the Top Gear track to set a lap time. What did The Stig set? 1:16.2 seconds, making it the second fastest car to lap the track.
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The McLaren MP4-12C was only beaten by the Arial Atom V8, which returned a time of 1:15.1. That means the MP4-12C even bet the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (1:16.8), Gumpert Apollo (1:17.1), the Ferrari 458 (1:19.1) and even the Ferrari Enzo (1:19.0).
McLaren Automotive celebrated the time with a delicious cake at its Surrey headquarters.
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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