McLaren MP4-12C runs 10.55 @ 134.56 MPH Drag Racing 1/4 Mile, quickest stock production car behind the Veyron

March 16th, 2013

We had some time testing out the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C to get some real world all out drag racing and performance results at Palm Beach International Raceway.   The McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8L Twin Turbocharged V8 pumping out 616HP through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission.  The car we tested had the 2013 updates provided by McLaren that brings the 2012 to the 2013 spec which includes a bump in power from 592 to 616HP as well as reprogrammed transmission logic.

This McLaren was equipped with the carbon ceramic brakes, sport exhaust and super light wheels which saves precious weight coming in at just 3,118 pounds with 1/4 tank of fuel.  This puts the power to weight ratio at 5.06 pounds per HP.

We used the McLaren’s launch control system which held the RPMs at 3,000 and catapulted the car from 0-60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds, 0-100 MPH in 5.9 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 10.55 @ 134.56 MPH.   The in car VBOX also recorded a 60-130 MPH time of 6.59 seconds.

This was done on the factory provided 305/30/20 Pirelli PZero tires and the launch had a decent amount of wheel spin.  With some sticker tires and no wheel spin we’re confident this lightweight British monster will go even quicker into the 10.40’s.

This real world actual drag strip 10.55 run puts the McLaren MP4-12C ahead of the $450k Lamborghini Aventador and makes the McLaren the quickest stock production car in the world bested only by the $1.6M Bugatti Veyron.  This is a pretty amazing feat considering the McLaren is rear wheel drive.  Take a look at the pictures, videos and timeslips below.

Stock 2012 Mclaren MP4-12C 1/4 mile

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Comments

  1. Ben says:

    Very nice results!

    How did you get the rear tires warmed up prior to the runs? That has been a sticking point [or, more precisely, not] for launching the 12C at the ‘strip.

  2. TiSLine says:

    quarter-mile clocking of 10.4 sec. at a terminal speed of 136 mph.

    Aventador is quicker

  3. Greg says:

    Road and Track testing was estimated by their computers, the car was not taken to an actual drag strip.

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