Video: Behind the scenes of the McLaren MP4-12C development

2011 McLaren MP4-12C

The much-anticipated McLaren MP4-12C will go on sale in Spring 2011; but what exactly is the process that McLaren Automotive goes through to get the MP4-12C on the road?

Check out this new video that shows the challenges and the comprehensive development program involved to produce the McLaren MP4-12C. The process includes simulation programs, Formula 1 techniques, personnel and processes, and thousands of miles of on-road driving. The automaker has taken the prototypes to some of the world’s most famous race circuits and most inhospitable driving environments.

In the video, you’ll hear Dick Glover, McLaren Automotive Technical Director and Chris Goodwin, Chief Test Driver as well as general views of McLaren Technology Centre and 12C’s testing.

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Refresher: Power 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.

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– By: Omar Rana