We Think the McLaren MP4-12C Is the Perfect Everyday Supercar
The McLaren MP4-12C is at the very top of our list of must have cars. The Ferrari 458 Italia maybe more exciting, and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 maybe more outlandish, but there's no car currently on sale that has the effortless nature of the MP4-12C. Where the Italians encourage you to boast and shout, and the Germans will ensure no one notices you, the McLaren MP4-12C is like a good friend; both charming and honest, but never deceptive or harsh. It's the kind of car you could spend hours cruising in, blasting up barren mountain passes, or even clipping apexes at the track. When all is said and done, you can slip into a tux and it'll happily be your best man...or girl.While Jeremy Clarkson was quick to dismiss the talents of the McLaren, and Motor Trend followed suit by stating it wasn't exciting enough to be a proper driver's car, the good folks at EVO have provided a more balanced opinion of the MP4-12C. Perhaps there is a bit of nationalism at play, but they've also made it a point to use the Mclaren Mp4-12C as a supercar that can be a grand tourer, grocery getter, and go-kart all on the same day on the same road. The features they've produced are also some of the best we've laid eyes on recently, so maybe it's just our inner journalism snob picking favorites.
One could say it's less entertaining than watching a Ferrari 458 drift around the Top Gear track, but the piece ultimately highlights what would be important to anyone who actually has a driver's licence, driving. Unfortunately, the test was too awesome for EVO to make available online, but we strongly encourage you to cough up $12 and buy the magazine before it's off the magazine stand. There's also a comparison to the heroic Ferrari F40.
In the meantime, Henry and friends were nice enough to provide us with video from another journey. It begins at McLaren's