McLaren 12C Spider chases snow bunny

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A hot car, a hot blonde and the promise of some après-ski action? Well, two out of three ain’t bad I guess. This is a new video from McLaren showing the 12C Spider with Rhys Millen at the wheel chasing snowboarder Chanelle Sladics down the Loveland Pass, some 3655m above sea level, in the Rocky […]

VIDEO: McLaren MP4-12C Spider

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A week or so after McLaren released the first pictures of its MP4-12C Spider they’re back with a couple of promo videos. The first one starts off making the connection from F1 car to road car, before ending up in the mountains of Andalucía, Spain. “We know 12C drivers love the Formula 1 technology DNA […]

McLaren MP4-12C Spider revealed

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“The 12C Spider delivers all the thrills characteristic of a high performance roadster, and yet transforms into a raucous track beast at the flick of a switch.” They’re the words used to describe the new McLaren MP4-12C Spider from Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director. It’s a bold comment too, when you consider the 12C […]

McLaren announces MP4-12C Spider

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McLaren has announced it will be revealing full details for its MP4-12C Spider om 3 July. Based on the regular hardtop 12C, McLaren promises the Spider “will be more usable than any car this exciting has a right to be.” For now they’ve given us the teaser image above and questionable video featuring Jenson Button […]

McLaren MP4-12C: Official specs & performance data

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McLaren has officially lifted the wraps of its new MP4-12C supercar. There’s a monster press release available after the break, but to get to the point the key performance numbers are listed below: Engine: 3799cc V8 twin turbo Valvetrain: 32-valve, DOHC, dual VVT Transmission: 7 Speed SSG with Pre-Cog Power: 600PS (592bhp) at 7,000 rpm […]

McLaren announces UK and Euro pricing for MP4-12C

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McLaren Automotive has set the price for its upcoming MP4-12C supercar. Pricing starts at £168,500 for UK buyers, while European customers will be coughing up €200,000 plus. Those of us in other markets will have pricing confirmed at a later date. For comparison, an Aston Martin DBS will cost you £170,500, a Porsche 911 GT2 […]

McLaren MP4-12C at the 2010 Goodwood FoS

The official public reveal of the new McLaren MP4-12C supercar took place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend. In fact, it was the first car to make the run up the hill this year, informally opening the show, as it were. McLaren have released a short video of the weekend’s activities and the […]

Sydney named as location for McLaren Automotive dealership

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McLaren Automotive have just announced the locations for their initial dealership rollout. The good news is Australia is on the list. Well, Sydney is, more specifically. The bad news is the Sydney showroom will be launched in the second of two stages. There are plans for 35 dealerships around the world to begin with. The […]

McLaren MP4-12C Configurator

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McLaren are pushing their MP4-12C supercar pretty hard. And that’s not pushing the performance envelope, either. While they are doing that, no doubt, they are also hyping this car and making sure it remains at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Remember, the 12C isn’t due for customer deliveries until early 2011 (or possibly late 2010). […]

Highlights from McLaren Automotive launch

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If you haven’t read all 30,000+ words from the press release on the McLaren Automotive launch, and who could blame you, then you can watch a four and a half minute highlights package straight after the break. In fact, you’d probably be well advised to watch this, and if any of the MP4-12C‘s technology grabs […]

Jenson Button & Lewis Hamilton test the McLaren MP4-12C

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Formula One world champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton recently got their hands on a pair of prototype McLaren MP4-12Cs and were given an empty Goodwood track to test the car. With a 3.8 litre V8 ‘M838T’ engine producing 600bhp and an impressive 600Nm of torque, coupled to a, F1-like Seamless Shift Gearbox with seven […]

McLaren Automotive – The launch of a new car company

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The live launch of McLaren Automotive has just finished and with it comes a plethora of press material. There is a lot of information included in the official press release, including transcripts from today’s launch. Actually, the amount of material below is overwhelming. I suggest you get yourself a nice warm cuppa and sit yourself […]