McLaren hot shot Ron Dennis has already promised us that the upcoming MP4-12C super car will be a world class automobile that combines the performance of a Ferrari, the style of a Lamborghini and the desirability of an Aston Martin; at a much more reasonable cost. Well now you can get a closer look at the future McLaren for yourself with their new website dedicated to the former Formula One builder’s latest creation, and while the MP4-12C is slated to go on sale in 2011 with its twin turbocharged 3.8 Liter V8 engine producing around 600 HP and 433 lb-ft of torque and seven speed Seamless Shift dual clutch gearbox that allows it to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 200 MPH.

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The web page gives inquirers a closer look at the McLaren MP4-12C’s no compromise mid engine design and ensures you that every line on the new carbon fiber car was penned with a purpose. The site even goes into explaining the car’s high mounted exhaust and breathtaking braking performance. The Internet page gives you a brighter glimpse of the new McLaren’s HID headlamps and LED taillights and even shows the super car’s signature dihedral doors even open up to expose the car’s interior that was designed around the driver with its flat bottomed steering wheel’s F1 inspired rocker shifter and a very ingenious compact airbag.

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The most interesting set of facts about the new McLaren built super car revolve around the new car’s power plant. The M838T is an all new twin turbocharged V8 that is able to make as much as 80% of its maximum torque output from as low as 2,000 RPM. Another interesting aspect of boosted eight cylinder is that along with its lightweight compact design, the M838T is offers the highest horsepower to CO2 ratio of any internal combustion car on the road today, including hybrids. With all these reasons backing the McLaren MP4-12C as a true 21st century super car, it will be almost impossible for them fail.


Source: McLaren

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AK47  (1024) posted on 10.8.2009

Had this been any other car, I would have become an instant fan. As a F1 successor, I’d have to say it falls short. The F1 holds the record of the fastest naturally aspirated car in the world for more than a decade. The term, ’reasonable cost’ seems silly. It a McLaren!

Everything about this car is impressive, its just doesn’t seem like a proper successor to the worlds best supercar.

AK47  (68) posted on 10.7.2009

Can we have race-spec 6-speed manual as an option?

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