The McLaren MP4-12C has won nothing but plaudits from those who've been fortunate enough to drive one. Among those fortunate enough to pay at least $230,000 for one, there's a different story emerging — about broken parts, defective doors and unkept promises from the factory.
Self-made Singapore billionaire Peter Lim likes the McLaren MP4-12C so much, he's bought a piece of the company. Details of the price and size of Lim's stake weren't released by privately held McLaren, but let's just say if you have to ask, you can't afford it.
McLaren's first development outing in the $500,000 MP4-12C GT3 at the Spa 24 Hours proved a mixed bag. The number 59 car of Andrew Kirkaldy, Alvaro Parente and Oliver Turvey, quickest in pre-qualifying, hit a wall at turn one, after just two laps.
Watch as Jay Leno takes a tour of the McLaren factory and gets some seat time in a MP4-12C with a factory driver on a very familiar test track. Leno, a longtime McLaren F1 owner, recently finalized the order for a MP4-12C to add to his very impressive car collection. You can read the details of the unique McLaren…
With the production of the MP4-12C still ramping, Autocar says McLaren already has the sequel in the works: a "Mighty Mac" with 799 hp, designed to top the Bugatti Veyron as world's fastest production supercar.
McLaren's $250,000 MP4-12C hasn't even begun to be built in volume yet, but it's already had its first wreck, and Seattle residents were rendered sleepless by it. UPDATE!
Thanks to a soon-to-be new owner of a McLaren MP4-12C, we've got a copy of the options price list for Macca's new $229,000 supercar. Let's take a look at the nitty-gritty on what all those ducats'll buy you.
McLaren's long rollout of the MP4-12C began yesterday with a smattering of reviews of pre-production cars. And then there's this: an anonymously posted video of what we're sure is a McLaren-endorsed drag race between the MP4-12C, a Ferrari 458 and a Porsche 911 Turbo. Is the outcome seriously in doubt?
Yes, but it's a $1.6 million piece of junk that can likely leave your new super car sucking wind in a straight line. [ArabianBusinesss]
Having trouble understanding what the big fuss is about the McLaren MP4-12C? Afterall, it is just another $200,000 mid-engined supercar, right? What's special is the ridiculously anal attention to mechanical detail McLaren's put into it. Proof below.
The new McLaren MP4-12C is coming, and it'll invite plenty of controversy in comparison to the legendary F1. Judging by the noises this prototype's making while testing, the good people of McLaren sure sound like they're spot on.
Pictured is the McLaren MP4-12C's 176 Lbs carbon monoshell and the more important parts that bolt onto it. Still no word on when we'll see McLaren's second road car actually on the road.