2012 McLaren MP4 12C – Satisfying Your Need for Speed
If you’ve been hesitant to buy a high-performance sports car due to the bone jarring rides many deliver, maybe it’s time you checked out a McLaren. You don’t have to trade in a comfortable ride just to satisfy your need for speed. Our friends at Dream Makers Automotive in Fort Wayne, Indiana are giving us the opportunity to check out a McLaren 12C to test our theory.
50 Years of Racing Expertise
McLaren Automotive combines 50 years of Formula-1 racing expertise and state of the art innovations to create some of the fastest sports cars around. In 1993, the McLaren F1 changed performance car history by introducing a ground-breaking lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. With a top speed of 240.1 mph, the F1 is still considered one of the fastest production cars ever made.
Racing Innovations Make the McLaren 12C Top Notch
In 2011, the British automaker launched the McLaren 12C, which incorporates many of the carmaker’s racing innovations such as the carbon fiber chassis, active aerodynamic technologies, and Brake Steer that controls rear wheel spin and improves traction during turns. Banned from Formula-1 racing, the Brake Steer system was thought to give the race cars equipped with it a clear advantage.
Speed Without Spectacle
The 12C is a powerful performance car that leaves all the temperamental drama to its Italian cousins. The 3.8-liter twin turbocharged engine cranks out a smooth 593 hp while hitting a top speed of 207 mph. This is not an unruly race car loosely disguised as a sports car. It is speed without spectacle. Lesser experienced drivers can handle tight turns just like the pros thanks to the car’s amazing hydraulic suspension.
The 12C Gives You the Ride of a Lifetime
Opening the dihedral doors, you notice the intricately stitched leather seats and intelligently designed dashboard and console. What you need is right at your fingertips, when you need it. This is the car that can give you the ride of your life without shaking your teeth loose or causing you to go prematurely deaf from engine noise. The 12C is a pleasure to drive both on and off the track.
Good Year for McLaren
Twenty-sixteen has been a great year for McLaren with new car sales from January to June up 78% compared to last year. Certified pre-owned car sales have doubled and the company expects to move over 1,000 cars in North America this year. Not one to rest on their laurels, McLaren plans to launch 15 all new cars over the next six years with many featuring hybrid technologies taken directly from their F-1 race cars.
Fulfill Your Need for Speed – Buy a McLaren
So, if your need for speed is prompting you to buy a high-powered sports car, check out a McLaren. Competitors like Ferrari and Porsche may tell you the McLaren 12C isn’t sexy enough or fast enough but don’t listen. Once you’ve blown their doors off, they can say whatever they want, because you simply won’t be around to hear them. You’ll be comfortably cruising to your next destination.
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