In the past few weeks, we have seen tons of upgrade packages for the McLaren MP4-12C and the 2013 Geneva Motor Show will bring another one. This time the package is from Fab Design and it is simply called Chimera.
In developing the new package, Fab Design focused on improving aerodynamic efficiency and weight optimization. As a result, the package starts with a new sporty front spoiler made from carbon fiber and an innovative wind splitter on top of the hood. The tuner continues with four-component side skirts made from carbon fiber, new air intakes also in carbon fiber and for the rear, a new apron and diffuser made of the same material.
Aesthetics are great, but performance is where the real fun is and Fab Designs scratched that itch just a little bit with a new exhaust system that features triple-flow end pipes. This exhaust system frees up an additional 15 from the already powerful engine.
If you are interested, this upgrade will cost you a total of €16,900 (around $23,000 at the current exchange rates).
Along with the exterior package, Chimera also receives a set of ultra-light wheels, sized 9.0-by-20 inches up front and 10.5-by-21 inches at the rear. These wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
For the interior, the tuner is offering numerous elements in orange-colored carbon and decorative orange stitching.
Gallery McLaren MP4-12C
The MP4 CHIMERA adds to last year’s success of FAB Design TERSO wide-body version and presents a soft customisation programme for the McLaren MP4-12C. Equipped with innovative and sporty design, this automotive dandy makes his début at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland.
Fresh new design at the usual quality
It goes without saying that during the development of the MP4 CHIMERA aerodynamic efficiency and weight optimisation was number one. The chassis components made of ultra-light carbon GFK composites were perfectly coordinated. The result: A lift-reducing, individual design in perfect surface quality.
One component of the body kit is the sporty, dynamic front spoiler. The integrated front spoiler is made from visible carbon-fibre and channels the air to the vents, letting the car appear even lower to the ground. A striking eye-catcher and aerodynamic manipulation is the innovative wind splitter on top of the engine hood.
An optical link between the front and rear are the 4-component side skirts made of visible carbon-fibre. Not only do they provide a significantly calmer airflow, but together with the carbon-made air intakes along the sides, they give the MP4 CHIMERA its powerful looks, even when simply parked on the street corner. FAB Design designed a triple-flow exhaust pipe, especially for the new rear apron. The
FAB rear diffuser made of carbon generates additional output power to the rear axle. Additional visual carbon-fibre components, such as the artfully crafted air box, bring the aerodynamic package to a full circle.
For the first tile, FAB Design offers its customization programme as part of its delivery programme. This way, any specialized shop, anywhere in the world, can convert a production-line McLaren MP4-12C into a FAB CHIMERA. The price of the body styling kit is € 16,900 net, plus shipping costs.
Ultra-light forged wheels – components for optimised road-handling and striking visual effects
One might expect that the interior values play a secondary role. Wrong! The MP4 CHIMERA presents sophisticated, superior technology, offering driving pleasure for those with the highest standards. Especially for the MP4 CHIMERA demands, FAB Design offers a tried and tested combination for a much improved handling and exclusive look of the car. The three-part FAB Evoline wheel, available in the dimension 9.0 x 20“VA and 10.5 x 21“HA, gives the car its aggressive appearance.
The Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, available in sizes 235/35 R20 and 305/25 R21 guarantee optimum grip and improved road handling.
Even more importantly, the FAB exhaust gas system generates an additional power of 15 HP and therefore, hones the sporty gene of the MP4 CHIMERA.
Interior design without limits
As supplement to the existing factory-offered interior equipment, FAB Design replaces numerous production parts with orange-coloured carbon components. Decorative, orange stitching completes the interior of the MP4 CHIMERA. Upon request, FAB’s own upholstery department can produce anything of your heart’s desires. From personalised foot mats to a complete leather interior, produced with the highest degree of craftsmanship and precision.