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McLaren MP4-12C / 12C Sports Car (2011-2014)

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Product Overview

McLaren MP4-12C (a.k.a. 12C) is a high-performance mid-size sports car in production from 2011 to 2014. It was powered by a bi-turbocharged V8 engine that displaced 3.8 liters paired to a 7-speed DCT that sends power to the rear wheels.
The first production road car by McLaren since the F1, the 12C is a much more modest vehicle. Its performance is quite good but just short of excellent. Its pricing is a lot more approachable, too. In an age of over-priced cars, the 12C could even be considered a sensible choice.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Much more approachable than the F1
  • Glorious 8500rpm redline
  • Double-wishbone suspensions all around
Cons
  • Questionable styling
  • Not very special

What external reviewers found***

Ext 100% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Superb looks
  • Impressive performance
Cons
  • Noisy on the road
  • Pricier than rivals
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Specifications

Capacity

Engine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
72.0 L / 19.0 gal
Passengers
2

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Offroad | Approach Angle
9.6 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
24.6 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
235/35 R19, 305/30 R20
Turning Circle
12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
2-door Coupe

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mm / 4.7 in
Size | Height
1199 mm / 47.2 in
Size | Length
4509 mm / 177.5 in
Size | Width
1908 mm / 75.1 in | 2093 mm / 82.4 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1656.0 mm / 65.2 in
Track Width | Rear
1583.0 mm / 62.3 in
Weight
1434.0 kg / 3161.4 lbs
Wheel Size
8.5J x 19, 11J x 20
Wheelbase
2670 mm / 105.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.3 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.1 sec
Braking | 100 km/h - 0
30.5 m / 100.0 ft
Braking | 200 km/h - 0
123.0 m / 403.4 ft
CO2 Emission
279 g/km
Fuel Economy
11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
333.0 km/h / 206.9 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Mid-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Engine
M838T
Engine | Bore
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
8.7:1
Engine | Displacement
3.8 L / 231.8 cu-in / 3799.0 cc
Engine | Power
625.0 hp / 466.1 kW @ 7500 rpm
Engine | Redline
8500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
164.5 hp/L / 2.7 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
69.9 mm / 2.8 in
Engine | Torque
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 3000-7000 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic SSG

Production

Availability
2011 ~ 2014

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External Reviews

carmagazine[1]

Sentiment Score 100%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The McLaren does 62mph in 3.3sec (or 3.1sec with the optional sticky Pirelli Corsa rubber) and the Ferrari 3.4sec. The crisp throttle response, almost total absence of lag and incredible 8500rpm redline is all down to clever matching of the ECU mapping and turbo geometry. Equally impressive is what McLaren calls Brake Steer, an ESP-based system inspired by a technology banned in F1 over a decade ago.
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Pros
  • Superb looks
  • Impressive performance
  • Superb infotainment system
Cons
  • Noisy on the road
  • Pricier than rivals

User Reviews

References

1. ^ McLaren MP4-12C supercar (2011) review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mclaren/mclaren-mp4-12c-supercar-2011-review/. 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2022-05-18.

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