Seventeen years after the legendary McLaren F1 from each other licensees McLaren super sports car is back with a new car: the much anticipated 2011 McLaren MP4-12C. Here’s a taste of what it is, but for our full review, you can download a copy of the March 2011 version of the magazine CAR, which went on sale on Tuesday.
Where do I start? The 12C is the first true sports car McLaren F1 since the groundbreaking in 1994 (he had the dubious idea Mercedes SLR), it costs almost £ 168 500 is reasonable, but a carbon fiber casing, which usually costs for cars twice as built is reserved; It runs on a sophisticated hydraulic suspension and interpreted by a new V8 engine and gearbox McLaren double clutch power.
Far away in a short period of time, it’s there. The McLaren is 62 mph in 3.3sec (3.1sec or with the optional rubber sticky Pirelli Corsa) and the Ferrari 3.4sec. But when they get to 124 miles hour (200 km / h), 12 Century has established a lead of 1.3sec (1.5 sec on the Corsa), said McLaren.
On the road, but the gap feels even greater. Make no mistake, the Ferrari 458 car amazingly fast, but the McLaren-shot in the back is so deep that it feels more urgent in the street, if you find a gap and have only the right, stomp pedal.
That is exactly what we feared, but McLaren are not wrong on both points. The net response and the almost complete absence of delay and amazing what Redline 8500rpm is a clever adaptation of the ECU mapping and geometry turbo McLaren said.
It works very well. By optimizing a dial line between normal, sport and the track can change at the system pressure, the change in the amount of roll and ride comfort. Normal driving is on the road and travel better than some sedans, with a well controlled process, but is loping. Track mode too stiff for the street, but, as its name suggests, is the circuit where he gives a very good car stability. sport is the flexibility and the mixture of body control, but it makes the best all around fashion.
Equally impressive is what inspired McLaren Brake Steer, an ESP system prohibited by technology in Formula 1 for over a decade calls. It slows the inside wheel during cornering to help the car in a corner, understeer death. Steer in the corner with the ultra-precision electro-hydraulic steering and you can really feel the car as a pivot for braking control. His other goal is to use the place of strong competitors such as Ferrari take incremental assets.
Quite simply, it is the car’s most comprehensive sports world has ever seen. Faster than a McLaren F1 R8, Audi with a simpler and more economical than a BMW M3 to live it up like a limousine business when we should not in the mood, but feeling that if you have any supercar.