- 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine
- Horsepower @ RPM:
- 592 horsepower at 7,000 RPM
- Torque @ RPM:
- 443 lb/ft of torque from 3,000 to 7,000 RPM
A lot is being made about McLaren and the launch of their new dealership network - the first showroom being at One Hyde Park in London. However, while the star-studded event drew some very important people, most notably F1 drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, and McLaren CEO Ron Dennis, one car that was displayed at the event caught the most of our attention. It was a McLaren MP4-12C , except that it wasn’t just any other MP4-12C. This bad boy was dressed up in chrome.
We don’t know if this shiny piece of McLaren goodness is a special edition model or maybe even just a one-off that’s going to be auctioned sometime down the road, but it sure looks more delicious than just about any MP4-12C we’ve ever seen.
Add that to the fact that it also carries quite a powertrain under its hood, one that features a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing a mouth-watering 592 horsepower at 7,000rpm and 443 lb/ft of torque between 3,000 and 7,000rpm, and you’ve got a truly one-of-a-kind MP4-12C.
So in the event any McLaren big wig reads our site, consider this an appeal to make this chrome MP4-12C a special edition model. Now it might be hard considering that all MP4-12C models are already sold out for the next three years , but hey, we can dream, right?
Check out a short walk-through video of the Chrome MP4-12C courtesy of YouTube user "dimi164" after the jump