Top 10 things you need to know about the McLaren MP4-12C

Last week, we introduced a new segment here at egmCarTech that gives you a breakdown of the top 10 most important things you need to know about a certain car. Yes, we know that we’ve been focusing a lot on supercars with the new segment but we really can’t help it. So, today, we’re not changing it up at all – we’re sticking to supercars and today we bring you the top 10 things you need to know about the new McLaren MP4-12C.

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Top 10 things you need to know about the McLaren MP4-12C:

  1. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by the company since the McLaren F1.
  2. The car’s main benchmark was the Ferrari 458 Italia and when strictly talking numbers, it’s just a tad bit faster than the Italian stallion.
  3. Power comes from a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 making 592-hp at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 443 lb-ft between 3,000 and 7,000 rpm.
  4. The engine is mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox.
  5. It runs from 0 to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph (Corsa tire option shaves 0.2 seconds off the 0-62 mph time).
  6. It weighs just 2,868 pounds.
  7. The MP4-12C unofficially lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 28 seconds – it is also the second fastest car to lap the Top Gear UK track, returning a lap time of 1:16.2.
  8. The MP4 stands for McLaren Project 4, the chassis designation for all McLaren Formula 1 cars since 1981. The 12 refers to McLaren’s internal Vehicle Performance Index through which the company rates key performance criteria both for competitors and for its own cars. The C simply stands for Carbon.
  9. A convertible MP4-12C is under development.
  10. Prices start at $231,400.

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– By: Omar Rana