McLaren has released a video of the MP4-12C making its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. See it inside.
McLaren has released a video of the MP4-12C making its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
To honor its unveiling, Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director, was the first person to drive up the hill on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton got a chance to drive.
According to Sheriff, "The visitors to our stand were the perfect blend of car enthusiasts and potential customers; I'm delighted that we chose Goodwood Festival of Speed to unveil the 12C to the public. Two British Formula 1 World Champions were behind the wheel of the car as we led the field up the hill. A major landmark, delivered to McLaren's high standards."
As we have previously reported, the MP4-12C features a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 with 447 kW (600 bhp / 608 PS) and 599 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. Backed up by a seven-speed "Seamless Shift" dual-clutch transmission, the engine enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).