McLaren MP4-12C: the last-minute changes

McLaren MP4-12CA few days before leaving the factory the first MP4-12C, McLaren has announced some minor changes on the supercar. The goal: to provide more emotion to the conductor.

McLaren has clearly listened to the critics of automotive journalists, which in recent weeks, had the chance to drive the MP4-12C. No one questioned the design or performance of the machine. In fact, he was especially criticized for not offering the same passion as his direct competitor, the Ferrari 458 Italia. Now this is what is often sought as a priority by customers of such supercars.

Leaders McLaren have taken note. And, suddenly, they accelerated the changes, according to the manufacturer, were in any case expected in the short term … ” We want to enjoy more capabilities to drivers of the car ” , said a spokesman for McLaren . ‘The changes do not lead to an increase in performance, but an emotion stronger when you’re behind the wheel ” .

In practice, this extra soul is reflected in particular the noise level. A new induction kit for the exhaust was installed in order to make sound louder and comfortable inside the cockpit. Previously, the test driver had complained of not hearing the beautiful sound of the engine (remember, a 3.8 liter V8 bi-turbo 600 horsepower) as the Ferrari 458 Italia. McLaren has also modified the steering system, and finally made the use of the paddle wheel of the lighter, less cumbersome.

These small changes are made to all models produced. And the manufacturer has done well not to drag because the first copy should leave the factory within days.McLaren MP4-12C

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