Video: Jay Leno reviews the new McLaren MP4-12C

The man with the bluest jeans is at it again. Seriously, Jay, get some new clothes and let us take our turn in your fabulous rides!. Anyway, Jay Leno made his way to the Pebble Beach Concours last weekend and, not surprisingly, was able to get behind the wheel of the new McLaren MP4-12C sports car. He didn’t actually get to drive the car, but he was still able to provide a few more details on it. And, apparently, he thinks highly of the beautiful car.

The MP4-12C made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed just last month where it attacked the Supercar Run with its twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine producing around 600 horsepower and 433 lb-ft of torque. The engine is coupled to a McLaren seven speed Seamless Shift dual clutch gearbox (SSG). It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and can hit a top speed of more than 200mph. The car goes from 0 to 124mph in under 10 sec and then back to 0 in under 5 sec. The quarter mile is made in around 11 sec.

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7 comments:

  (134) posted on 12.29.2010

Porsche is one of my favorites... and I am a boxer fanatic... but Porsche doesn’t have a flat 8 twin turbo mounted just before the rear axle, and the Carrera GT was much more expensive than the 12C.

  (331) posted on 10.7.2010

Isn’t this the TG track ? Looks like it.

  (765) posted on 10.5.2010

posting about something this small is kind of pointless but little things add up. it just seems TopSpeed has gotten too big and too arrogant. i haven’t missed a post on here for almost 3 years now.

  (831) posted on 09.20.2010

if i had the money i would by this over a lambo or a Ferrari, for one reason i think this one wont catch on fire.

  (808) posted on 09.15.2010

I rather like the Top Gear track and think it could be a "Mini Nurburgring" for testing although I think the Nurburgring tests more of the higher speed portions while the Top Gear track tests more lower speed/acceleration and high G turn in, especially the last two corners.

  (859) posted on 08.24.2010

Is it reasonable to assume that McLaren is testing on the Top Gear track because McLaren is hoping to get a good lap time when the production model is finally featured on the show?I rather like the Top Gear track and think it could be a "Mini Nurburgring" for testing although I think the Nurburgring tests more of the higher speed portions while the Top Gear track tests more lower speed/acceleration and high G turn in, especially the last two corners.

  (504) posted on 08.22.2010

Leno is pretty the luckiest guy to make a living reviewing cars, and trying them out!.

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