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Old 09-09-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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2010 McLaren MP4-12C








The McLaren MP4-12C is revealed as the first in a range of high-performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive, the independent car division based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England. The 12C, and future models within the range, will challenge the world's best sports cars, benefiting from the expertise and virtuosity of the McLaren Group.

Twenty years of sports car design, engineering and production combined with inspirational success in Formula 1 have driven Ron Dennis, McLaren Automotive Chairman, to announce his plans for the ultimate line-up of technology-led and customer-focused performance cars for the 21st century. The rules in the sports car world are about to be re-written.

Pure McLaren

All the parts of the McLaren MP4-12C are bespoke and unique to this car. Everything from the engine right down to the tailor-made switches and buttons is pure McLaren: nothing has come from another manufacturer's parts bin.

The 12C is powered by a bespoke McLaren 'M838T' 3.8 litre, V8 twin-turbo engine producing around 600bhp, driving through a McLaren seven speed Seamless Shift dual clutch gearbox (SSG). It is targeting not only new standards for power and performance in its sector, but also class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions; supported by McLaren's experience of active aerodynamics to aid cooling, grip, handling and road holding.

"The 12C is all about performance," said Sheriff. "And in McLaren, we have a very broad definition of performance. We don't just look at the traditional one-dimensional parameters like top speed, we focus equally on useable measures such as in-gear acceleration times, braking performance in all conditions, and efficiency of power delivery combined with the lowest possible fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Sure, 12C is very fast, but it is also the most efficient, most driveable high-performance sports car in the world.

The full (and quite long) story at http://www.supercars.net/cars/4584.html
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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One, please!
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:45 PM   #3
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me too please!
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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looks like a ferrari from the front
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yeah i agree...looks like a ferrari. i hope this isn't heralded as a mclaren F1 successor.
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yeah i agree...looks like a ferrari. i hope this isn't heralded as a mclaren F1 successor.
If it was it would have to be going for a fastest production car record.
I love small V8's....
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:12 PM   #7
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If it was it would have to be going for a fastest production car record.
I love small V8's....
the Mclaren F1 was never designed to be the fastest car in the world. It happened by glorious coincidence. BMW was supposed to build a 550 hp V12 but Paul Rosche built a masterpiece 627 hp engine from the same capacity. It was 27 kg or something overweight, but....doesn't seem to have affected performance much.

Nice car, but you can tell it wasn't built in the mould of the no expense spared F1. No central driving position . And probably no 24k gold foil in the engine bay, lol
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