McLaren is a name known as one of the oldest and most successful Formula 1 teams, holding eight constructor's championships and 12 driver's championships to date. Not content with merely butting heads with major teams like Ferrari, the British outfit decided to take the battle to production cars and did so in 2011 with the McLaren MP4-12C. Later simply known as the McLaren 12C, it is the first production car wholly designed and developed by McLaren and their first production road car to debut since the legendary McLaren F1. The 2012 McLaren MP4-12C sports Formula-1-inspired technology and a chassis-based off of learnings from the track. This compelling example of the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C Coupe is currently located in Miami. It has only 18,602 miles on its odometer. If you're a lover of technological advancements who's looking for a supercar suitable for everyday use, this could be for you.
Undoubtedly, the most noticeable feature of the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is its dihedral/butterfly doors. Instead of a door handle, it has a touch sensor tucked under the upper edge of the side scoop. Our subject McLaren 12C is dressed in an eye-catching Volcano Red paint, and it sits on staggered (20" front and 21" rear) ADV wheels. Considering the F1-inspired one-piece carbon fiber chassis structure and airbrake spoiler, it goes without saying that the McLaren MP4-12C is a performance-driven car. The black interior of the 12C boasts an impressive center console, which includes a start button, parameter-handling knob, powertrain adjusting knob, and five single-function buttons.
What takes the cake is the heart of this 2012 McLaren MP4-12C coupe, which is a race-derived 3.8L V8 engine that is married with a 7-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces 592 horsepower at 7000rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque from 3000 to 7000 rpm. Thanks to this, the car hits 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds before hitting a redline of 8500 rpm, crossing the quarter-mile line in just 11.1 seconds.
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