The McLaren MP4-12C, later renamed McLaren 12C, is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the McLaren F1. The McLaren 12C was in production from 2011 to 2014, and has now been replaced with the McLaren 650S that shares much of the same technology and engine with the 12C. Although production of the 12C has reached an end it does not mean it is too late to drive one – you can rent a coupe model for our tours with start in Switzerland or Germany.
The chassis of the McLaren12C is of carbon fibre composite, and the mid-mounted engine is 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8. Maximum power is 592 hp (616 hp for 2013 or newer models), and maximum torque is about 601 Nm. 80% of torque is available already at 2,000 rpm. Transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch and the 12C uses some Formula 1 technology, for example “brake steer” to reduce understeer during fast cornering. The claimed top speed by McLaren is 329-333 km/h, however in reality the McLaren 12C Coupe is capable of reaching 352 km/h. Around Nürburgring the car has lapped in 7 minutes and 28 seconds.
Although you can also rent a new McLaren 650S Spider from us, we think the 12C is still an interesting supercar to experience for any McLaren fan!