The McLaren MP4 For Sale
The McLaren MP4-12C is a super sports car. It's one of those
cars that grown men drool over, but then, perhaps a few women do as well. It's really no wonder. This is a car with
an aerodynamic design that is as futuristic as it gets. It's curvy and rounded, and the lines sweep in and out,
here and there, in a way that delights and titillates. This car is clean and clinical, purposeful and determined,
it delivers on its promise, sweeping you from 0-62 mph in a mere 3.3 seconds - barely time to express surprise or
draw breath. If it's thrills, spills and excitement you're after, the McLaren will give you it in buckets.
The name of McLaren evokes an atmosphere of Formula 1 racing.
The name has a kind of hint of Scottish hills and glens too, but that's as far as it goes, for this car is pure
racing technology. The design is lifted straight off the racetrack.
It's subtle and smooth, yet sharp and alert. The front end is relatively short as the engine sits behind the driver
and passenger, making the rear end longer. It comes in silver as standard, but has a range of colour options.
Inside the car there's a kind of space age feel to the layout, but with the knowledge that this is a car built for
the serious driver.
The McLaren MP4 at a glance
Looking at the McLaren for the first time you get the feeling that this car was perfectly designed and engineered
with precision in mind. There isn't the feel that anything was added for fun or gimmick.
It's a no-nonsense kind of vehicle that expects its driver to simply drive. The design is stunning. It lacks the
Lamborghini's occasional angular sharpness, and instead it sits with curves and roundness in exactly the right
places, just like a beautiful model showing off the latest in fashion.
It's an instantly head-turning two-seater sports car, and the cabin looks more designed for practicality than
sumptuous luxury, but that doesn't mean it isn't comfortable. It is. The huge engine sits behind the car's
occupants, leaving a relatively short bonnet that sweeps downwards to hug the road.
The wings rise on either side of the bonnet in a kind of open way. It sits gracefully on the road, and when it
bites into a corner, it still retains that air of grace as if it were born for the task, which in a way it is.
The McLaren engine and transmission
It's a powerful twin-turbo 3.8 litre V8, 32 valve, petrol engine that makes this McLaren go. It produces 592 bhp at
7,000 rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque. This will take the car from 0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. You can shave .2
seconds off that time if you fit the special Corsa racing tyres.
That will allow the car to do 0-62 mph in just 3.1 seconds.
The McLaren MP4 has a top speed of 205 mph.
It has a surprisingly unthirsty fuel consumption figure of 24.2 mpg for its combined urban and country driving
The car has a seven-speed SSG gearbox, a Graziano twin-clutch transmission system, that has three drive modes of
Normal, Sport and Track. Manual shifting is possible through shift paddles located on the steering wheel. The shift
paddles work well. They are yoked together, meaning that a pull on one equals a push on the other.
At low speeds the gears can feel clunky and uncertain at times, but that vanishes once a bit of speed sets in.
This isn't a car for a sedate drive down to the shops once a week. This car needs to fly through the wind as often
The McLaren MP4-12C interior
Inside the McLaren MP4 it feels very high tech and purposeful. The centre console is striking, sweeping upwards to
the dashboard almost like a snake. This design is mirrored one either side by a similar, but less featured side
console that controls air vents and windows. The two seats offer comfort, but not with overt opulence.
They are functional and comfortable, and that's all really, though the trim is, of course, quite magnificent.
The driver's seat is adjustable in so many ways that it's really your fault if you can't find the perfect
driving position. The floor pedals are on the big side, but this means you can drive in any kind of shoes, which is
better than fiddly pedals that can easily get mixed up.
Entering and exiting the McLaren MP4 can be a bit theatrical if you're not fully up to the way the doors open.
After you unlock the doors from the outside with the key, you have to open them by sliding your hand along the
touch-sensitive panel just below the top ledge. If all works well, the gullwing door will open and slide out and
That's the theory at least. Sometimes it doesn't quite work that way, and if you have an envious audience
watching your every move, expecting you to quickly accelerate off in a cloud of dust, they may be puzzled as to why
you are gently stroking the door, as you desperately attempt to activate the touch-sensitive opening control.
This could be embarrassing, but then again, perhaps they will understand, assuming that you just really love your
car. Opening the doors from the inside involves a similar door-stroking manoeuvre if you don't get it right
How the McLaren MP4 handles
In a single word, it handles "magnificently". This car is easy to drive. The engine doesn't sound like something
with the power it has when it first starts. That's before the high performance turbocharger cuts in.
There are two knobs on the central console for selecting the driving mode you want for both the
engine/transmission, and the suspension.
They can be set in a wide variety of different combinations, each with its own qualities and characteristics. Once
away, the McLaren almost drives itself. It's stable, steady and very sure. It accelerates like the wind, power
delivery is amazing, and corners like heaven itself, and when you need to stop, its carbon ceramic brakes can do
that faster than you ever thought possible.
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