The McLaren MP4-12C is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the McLaren F1, which for a long time held the record for the fastest production car in the world. The car's final design was unveiled on 8 September 2009. The MP4-12C features a carbon fibre composite chassis, and will be powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 bhp (441 kW; 600 PS) and around 443 lb ft (601 N m) of torque. The car makes use of Formula 1 sourced technologies such as "brake steer ", where the inside rear wheel is braked during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power is be transmitted to the wheels through a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox. The MP4-12C is priced at $229,000.
New MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance - HD
The newly developed racer lined up at this year's 24-hour race at the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit, previewing the series-production version
of the car due to be unveiled to the public in autumn 2011. With the
participation of the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance, the
Nürburgring 24-hour race staging an automotive world premiere for the
first time in its history.
Living With the McLaren MP4-12C - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Five days in one of the most interesting sports cars ever made. The 600hp
MP4-12C mixes everyday usability with Millennium Falcon performance. We
drive it everywhere from town-centre to race-track. And yes, we now want
one rather desperately.
The McLaren P1 Test. On Road and Track - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris drives the new $1.2 million McLaren P1 at the Yas Marina Grand
Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi UAE. Before taking to the track at night, Chris
Harris chats with Chris Goodwin, the Chief Test Driver for McLaren
Automotive to discuss the technology of McLaren's latest offering, perhaps
the definition of the modern day hypercar.
Fair warning, the McLaren Chris Harris drives in this video is the XP7, the
pre-production prototype for P1. The car has had a long life over the past
15 months, driving around the world and clocking over 40,000 hard miles.
Pre-Race: McLaren MP4-12C GT3 At The Spa24 -- /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown get an up-close look at the McLaren MP4-12C GT3
racecar, one of nine competing at the Spa24. McLaren works driver, Rob
Bell, takes us on a talk-around tour of the car and its systems. Lest you
think production-based race cars lack technology, and as such, are less
mega than LMP cars, listen to Rob.
McLaren MP4-12C GT3 at 2012 Spa24
BrianZuk records the all new Mclaren, the MP4-12C, at the 2010 Pebble Beach
Concours D'Elegance. The video shows then interior and exterior of the
MP4-12C, then a Start Up followed by some Driving and light Revving.
Inside the McLaren Technology Centre - /DRIVEN
The heart of McLaren Automotive - The McLaren Technology Centre and the new
McLaren Production Centre. The headquarters for one of the most successful
Formula One racing teams, the Woking facility is world renowned for
technology innovations and design. JF Musial tours the new production line
for the MP4-12C and looks behind the scenes at what's to come for the
growing super car company and race team.
All-New BMW M5 - In / Out / Driving (Track & Street) - HD
The new BMW M5 is a high-performance sports car whose dynamic potential is
geared to the demands of track use yet which also sets a new benchmark in
everyday driving with its touring comfort and innovative equipment
features. It also sets the pace in its class in terms of efficiency. The
car's history of success in a segment founded more than 25 years ago by the
original BMW M5 is set to continue in contemporary style.
McLaren MP4-12C - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy Clarkson takes to the wheel of the incredible McLaren MP4-12C as it
meets its deadliest supercar rival, the Ferrari 458, in a full track test.
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The Making of the McLaren MP4-12C - Behind the Scenes - 3/4
The Making of the McLaren MP4-12C - Behind the Scenes:
The McLaren MP4-12C is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren
Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by
McLaren since the McLaren F1. The car's final design was unveiled on 8
September 2009, and it is set to be launched in 2011. The MP4-12C features
a carbon fibre composite chassis, and is powered by a mid-mounted McLaren
M838T 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine
developing approximately 592 bhp (441 kW; 600 PS) and around 443 lb·ft
(601 N·m) of torque. The car will make use of Formula 1-sourced
technologies such as "brake steer ", where the inside rear wheel is braked
during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power is transmitted to the
wheels through a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox.