The McLaren MP4-12C may no longer be in production, but the powerful sports car is still popular among enthusiasts. In fact, McLaren is still offering updates for it while, some tuning companies are still getting requests to enhance the 12C’s appearance and powertrain. One such shop is DMC, mostly known for meddling with Italian supercars wearing Ferrari and Lamborghini badges.
Their latest project is dubbed "Velocita" and was crafted for an unnamed Saudi owner who probably thought his MP4-12C was a little bland visually and needed more than the 592 horsepower it came from the factory. As with most DMC creations, the sports car received a unique aerodynamic package, a reupholstered interior, a titanium exhaust system, and a performance tweak to go with the more menacing, race-like looks. Ever dreamed about a 12C GT3 for the road? Well, you might as well take your McLaren to DMC, they’ll know what to do with it.
Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren MP4 12C "Velocita - Wind Edition" By DMC.
McLaren MP4 12C "Velocita - Wind Edition" By DMC in detail
Due to the car’s white paint job, it’s easy to see where DMC added its own magic. The front bumper is now highlighted by a large splitter and F1-type canards on each side. Air flow is further optimized by means of added side skirts, while the rear end gained a new diffuser with extra fins and a lighter spoiler. The main rear feature, however, is the rear wing placed atop the spoiler. The unit works in conjunction with the aero scoop mounted on the roof for improved aerodynamics and braking power. All the aforementioned parts are crafted from carbon-fiber, meaning the weight of the car has been increased only slightly.
The interior received far less modifications when compared to the body, but DMC wrapped most of the surfaces in exclusive Italian leather. Sporty on the outside, luxurious on the inside. Now that’s something to drool at.
Updates continue under the hood, when DMC’s ECU performance package increases the output from 592 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque to 660 ponies and 502 pound-feet. Judging by the initial figures, this MP4-12C was built before McLaren upgraded the sports car in 2012, but this specific model benefits from more power than the final factory version, which was rated at 616 horsepower. In fact, it has 20 extra horses over the 650S, the 12C’s spiritual successor.
"To make good things better" is DMC’s mission statement. Over the past few years, their work seemed to incarnate passion for italian sports cars. Projects like the DMC Aventador (Molto Veloce, Edizione-GT, SV) the DMC F12 Berlinetta (SPIA) and others were paving the way to exotic italian modification. They rarely touch a British car - but when they do, it usually makes quite an appearance. The DMC MP4 12C "Velocita" was recently spotted in Cannes, showcasing the refiner’s new "Wind Edition". The Saudi owner flew the car to the beautiful french riviera, we hope you enjoy the photos as much as we do:
DMC’s engineers created a styling and performance package that consists only of the finest and most exclusive materials: Light-weight Carbon Fiber on the body kit, Titanium on the exhaust system, and exclusive Italian Leather on the interior. This is super car tuning at it’s finest.
The front bumper received a front lip, center sword and aggressive F1 carnards. The newly added side skirts support road stability by supporting the pressure between the axles. The rear of the car features a rear diffuser that showcases a revised tunnel set-up by adding 2 fins. The standard rear spoiler as been replaced with a light weight base.
The most fierce feature of the car however, may be the rear wing. Together with the aero scoop on the car’s roof, it creates an aura of perfection, that you have to see live in order to understand it. It features a ground braking new surface design, which not only brakes the wind, but also continues to support on the aerodynamics: The scoop is able to direct the wind flow to the rear wing.
DMC has recently created an ECU performance package as well, which improves the power from 592 HP (442 ft.lbs) to 660 HP (502 ft.lbs). The interior will be designed according to each client’s individual wish, to make each car unique. Above owner chose to replace all leather panels with a prominent red tone. There are no limits when it comes to customising the driver cabin with Carbon, Wood, Leather or Alcantara - DMC is fulfilling all requirements from its exclusive clients world wide.