The world premiere was held at the McLaren MP4-12C Frankfurt in 2010, and even then it was clear that the rules in the world of sports cars have to be rewritten. The first production McLaren MP4-12C was shown January 17, 2011 in the General Assembly Hall Technology Centre McLaren (MTC-McLaren Technology Centre), which is located in Woking (Woking, England). In the sale, he enrolled at the price of £168,500 in the same year in the UK, and around € 200,000 in Germany, France, Monaco, Italy and Belgium. Tuning McLaren 12C. On account of McLaren were famous supercars, left a bright trace in the history of the automotive industry, such as the McLaren F1 and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, but the chief executive of McLaren Group and McLaren Automotive, Ron Dennis (Ron Dennis) has decided that in the history of time to open the next chapter and begin to build a revolutionary car of the 21st century. McLaren MP4-12C: meaning of the name McLaren MP4-12C stands for is very simple. The chassis of all McLaren Formula 1 cars since 1981 is designated “MP4”, “C” means the body of carbon fiber, and 12 – is the internal index of a vehicle McLaren company, bringing together the main parameters of a vehicle: engine power, vehicle weight, aerodynamic efficiency. McLaren MP4-12C two-door coupe with a mid-engine and rear-wheel drive. Overall dimensions of the McLaren MP4-12C, mm.: length – 4507 width – 1909, height – 1 199, the wheelbase – 2670 mm. Extremely light weight vehicle (1,434 kg.) Is obliged to one-piece carbon-fiber monocoque weighing just 80 kg., Like a race car McLaren MP4/1 F1. Attached to the body of the engine and chassis. Facilitate the rest of the parts of the vehicle: aluminum brakes unusually lightweight 19 inch front and 20 “rear wheels, and almost weightless exhaust system. All elements of the McLaren MP4-12C are made to order, from the engine and to the various buttons, a true McLaren from the “nose to tail”, the other car company was not borrowed a single element. Self-developed English and suspension is double wishbone with coil springs, providing maximum ride comfort. The compact engine V8 McLaren M838T 3.8-liter output of 600 hp also made to order. It is equipped with VVT and two turbochargers. It works in tandem with a seven-speed SSG transmission with double clutch shifts gears for interesting system Pre-Cog. Another pressing it confirms its intention, and thus, reduced waiting time, and the gear shift takes place in milliseconds. There is also a “winter” mode and launch control, which allows to start with right turns. MP4-12C maximum speed of 330 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.3 seconds. The McLaren MP4-12C uses electronic Brake Steer, first used on the car MP4/December 1997. When the car is too fast is in turn, it is retarding inner rear wheel, allowing you to stay on the chosen path. The driver McLaren MP4-12C many electronic helpers: ABS, ESP, ASR, EBD. The degree of their interference in the management of the car changes according to the selected mode of motion: High Performance, Sport and Normal. As an option in the McLaren MP4-12C available carbon ceramic brakes, but the standard complex braking system easier to 8 kg. Rivals McLaren MP4-12C supercar, which are in the price range from £125,000 to £175,000. Among them: Ferrari 458, Aston Martin DB9, Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 911 Turbo and Bentley Continental GT. Slightly more expensive it cost (in the range of £175,000 to £250,000) GT cars with front engine: Ferrari 612 and the Ferrari 599 GTB, and rival with the motor in the center: Lamborghini Murcielago. But McLaren MP4-12C specifications comparable to cars of the highest price category: Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes McLaren SLR and with representatives of the “elite”, appeared after such legends as the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT. McLaren MP4-12C Interior Inside, everything is focused on the driver. Rudder, not overloaded with unnecessary buttons, as precise as that of racing cars. Even despite the fact that the external dimensions of the McLaren MP4-12C are small in handy not only physically, but also emotionally. In part, this was achieved by a touch screen 7-inch positioned vertically, not horizontally. High quality sound music system provided by Meridian. The level of security in the McLaren MP4-12C at a good level. All car crash tests passed with brilliant results. McLaren MP4-12C in 2013 grew to a length of 2 cm, has already become 10 mm and got an engine that is more powerful in the previous 25 hp.. In this way, the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h was reduced by 0.2 seconds top speed increased to 333 km/h, but the fuel consumption on the combined cycle remains the same: 41.64 l/100 km. With the help of another special system of clearance (clearance) from the McLaren MP4-12C is increased by 40 mm front and 25 mm at the rear, while driving at speeds up to 60 km/h. Improvements were made and the climate control and seating has the functions of easy entry, facilitating access to the vehicle. As a result, to buy new McLaren MP4-12C in 2013 will have to pay for it at £ 2000 more. Fans can test model McLaren MP4-12C in video games, for example, the car is presented in Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012. Evolution to 650S At the motor show in Geneva in 2014 debuted coupe and spider the McLaren 650S, representing the evolution of the model MP4-12C (the machines turned out to be 75% of the common parts). In April of the same year leadership McLaren Automotive announced the discontinuation of the previous model, to focus on the production of a new one. At the same time, all owners of McLaren MP4-12S since June 2014 can count on free installation package that will help bring their car to the 650S. The package also includes a firmware update infotainment system, but for the installation of a new sound system and rear camera will have to pay separately.
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