McLaren MP4-12C

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - LIVING -

The McLaren MP4-12C high-per­for­mance sports car cost­ing over RM2mil ar­rived in Oc­to­ber and marked the Bri­tish su­per­car maker’s of­fi­cial pres­ence in Malaysia.

The sports car, com­monly called the 12C, was de­rived from McLaren’s world cham­pi­onship-win­ning For­mula 1 her­itage, and fea­tures a one-piece carbon fi­bre MonoCell chas­sis.

It also boasts the Brake Steer and an ac­tive aero­dy­nam­ics McLaren Air­brake, which are, in­ter­est­ingly, two tech­nolo­gies that have been banned from For­mula 1 as they pro­vided un­fair per­for­mance ad­van­tages.

It has a seven-speed dual clutch SSG trans­mis­sion, mated to a 3.8-litre twin-tur­bocharged V8 en­gine that out­puts 616bhp at 7,500rpm, and 600Nm of torque at 3,000 to 7,000rpm.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.