McLaren MP4-12C Preview

The new McLaren has a name – and it’s the MP4-12C. OK, it’s not the greatest name ever, I’ll give you that. But it’s a McLaren, so I’ll forgive the name for just now, as I drool over the images that you see here.

Back when P11 was the code name, I had suggested that we might see a whopping 700 HP from the newest McLaren supercar. The information that I received today seems to point in a different direction. Here are the latest expected specs:

McLaren MP4-12C Specs

  • 600 HP Twin Turbo 3.8 liter V8
  • 433 lb-ft of torque
  • 8500 RPM Redline
  • Carbon fiber construction for low weight
  • 0-60 MPH in the low 3 second range
  • 200+ MPH top speed
  • ~$265k base price

Will it one-up the fabled F1? No idea. But it’s drop-dead sexy, and the specs are incredible. Enjoy more pics below:

Published on September 8, 2009 in McLaren,Supercars

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