• McLaren stops MP4-12C production due to safety concerns

McLaren has finally started to deliver their newest supercar - the MP4-12C - and two of the units have already crashed. According to Wrecked Exotics, the first model crashed near the McLaren Technical Center in Woking, UK and the second in Hamburg, Germany. It is believed that the incident happened after drivers lost control of their cars at high speeds.

Now it seems as though McLaren has decided to stop production of the supercar due to safety problems. We don’t know if McLaren’s decision stemmed from these crashes or not, but AutoEvolution reports that the problems could affect driving safety and comfort, ranging from the brake hoses and door opening system to the glass engine cover and Iris entertainment system. There are also problems with the water ingress and the electrical cables in the dashboard.

We don’t know about you, but this sounds like a serious cause for concern and McLaren should definitely take another look at the MP4-12C. We just can’t believe that after years of development and production pushbacks, there could be so many disastrous problems with the vehicle. This could raise some serious doubt about McLaren’s future. Can they survive without Daimler? Hit us up in the comments section below!


Source: Autoevolution

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  (342) posted on 10.18.2011

It is sometimes, the problem was really on the machines of the car, but leezyking were right mostly the problem is caused by a careless driver, well this news was too sad to hear.

  (613) posted on 10.12.2011

I don’t think it’s the car’s failure.. There is no safe cars for careless drivers.. Whether it’s a super car or not, it would not be safe for a driver who doesn’t mind of the safeness of his driving..

  (302) posted on 10.6.2011

Well, too bad I’m so excited about the production of this. smiley Anyway, if that’s really the case of this one, their decision is right. They should really fix what’s the problem on this sports car.

  (142) posted on 10.5.2011

Remember 458? Ferrari fixed the problem that caused the car to burn. This seems more serious, but i believe McLaren will fix and recover. I respect this car company.

  (19) posted on 10.5.2011

Hey McLaren, while you’re at it, change the name to something that doesn’t sound retarded.

  (2) posted on 10.5.2011

Oh dear , oh dear, oh dear after all the praise this car has had in the car journals. just goes to prove the journalist weren’t testing the car properly.

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