The first in a range of high performance sports cars from the home of the world’s most successful racing car company. McLaren MP4-12C set to re-write the rules of sports car design through Formula 1-inspired engineering, revolutionary chassis architecture, and absolute focus on efficiency
Legendary McLaren F1 inspires concept; 21st century demands drive McLaren MP4-12C execution. McLaren MP4-12C represents ‘pure McLaren’; from unique engineering to bespoke design where everything is for a reason.
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 592 hp, 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 elements of this name represent everything that the McLaren MP4-12C stands for: ‘MP4’ represents the racing bloodline, ‘12’ represents the focus on complete performance and efficiency and ‘C’ represents the revolutionary Carbon MonoCell.
Source: McLaren press