McLaren is slowing down production of the MP4-12 C due to quality issues – however, the company says the quality issues are not related to safety or performance.
“There are no safety concerns for the delay,” Tony Joseph, director of McLaren North America, told Autoweek. “We’ve had some quality-related issues in a few cars we wanted to address before we continue to deliver customer cars.”
Joseph said that the main problems were minor and include things like condensation in the headlamps, door operation and battery-draining issues.
“We believe the battery issue is coming from the electrical head unit, which appears to not be shutting off,” he said.
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Joseph said a temporary fix has been issued that shuts down the car’s electronics when the doors are locked to prevent the battery from draining.
While not all of the 59 units of the MP4-12C that have been delivered throughout Europe have the problems – it still kind of annoys us that a car with such a price tag is experiencing even ‘minor’ problems.
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