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Ignition Reviews McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren MP4 12C at Ignition Reviews McLaren MP4 12C

By now you must be familiar with Motortrend’s Ignition show, a Youtube channel that rivals Drive reviewing the latest super cars. This time they bring to you a review of the McLaren MP4-12C. They try to take a different look at this engineering masterpiece built with an almost OCD level of attention to details. The amazing engineering work means the car works brilliantly, make no mistake. Bu because of that, it’s not just as satisfying to drive as, say, a Ferrari 458.

Yes the Italian is the worst car between this two, but it’s more rewarding, and much better looking. Still, the McLaren is a very, very remarkable car. Check out the review:

McLaren MP4-12C Technical Specification

  • Drivetrain layout: Longitudinal mid-engine, RWD
  • Engine configuration: V8 twin turbo
  • Engine material: Aluminium block and cylinder heads
  • Oiling: Dry sump
  • Compression ratio: 8.7:1
  • Valvetrain: 32-valve, DOHC, dual VVT
  • Redline: 8,500 rpm
  • Bore x Stroke: 93 x 69.9 mm
  • Engine displacement: 3799 cc
  • Power: 600 PS / 592 bhp @ 7000 rpm
  • Torque: 600 Nm / 443 lb-ft @ 3000-7000 rpm
  • PS per litre: 158
  • Transmission: 7 Speed SSG with Pre-Cog
  • Body structure: Carbon fibre MonoCell with aluminum front and rear frames
  • Wheelbase: 2670 mm
  • Track
    • Front: 1656 mm
    • Rear: 1583 mm
  • Length: 4507 mm
  • Width: 1909 mm
  • Height: 1199 mm
  • DIN weight: 1434 kg / 3161 lbs
  • Dry weight: 1336 kg / 2945 lbs
  • Dry weight with lightweight options: 1301 kg / 2868 lbs
  • Weight distribution at DIN
    • Front: 42.5%
    • Rear: 57.5%
  • Active aerodynamics: McLaren Airbrake
  • Suspension: ProActive Chassis Control
  • ProActive Chassis Control modes: Winter / Normal / Sport / Track
  • Powertrain modes: Winter / Normal / Sport / Track
  • Brakes: Cast iron discs with forged aluminum hubs (F 370mm / R 350 mm)
  • Wheel sizes
    • Front: 19″ x 8.5″ J
    • Rear: 20″ x 11″ J
  • Tyres: Pirelli PZero
    • Front: 235/35 R19
    • Rear: 305/30 R20
  • Maximum speed: 330 km/h (205 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 3.3 s
  • 0-200 km/h (124 mph): 9.1 s
  • 0-400 m / ¼ mile: 10.9 s @ 216 kph (134 mph)
  • 0-1000 m: 19.6 s @ 272 kph
  • Braking
    • 200-0 km/h: 123 m
    • 100-0 km/h: 30.5 m
    • 62-0 mph: 100 ft
    • 124-0 mph: 403 ft
  • Power to weight: 461 PS (455 bhp) per tonne
  • CO2: 279 g/km
  • Fuel consumption (combined): 11.7 l/100 km / 24.2 mpg (UK)
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