Pebble Beach 2011: out of the McLaren MP4-12C Exclusive Edition

McLaren MP4-12C Exclusive Edition

McLaren MP4-12C Exclusive EditionTo meet the demands of certain customers, McLaren unveiled at the Pebble Beach Edition Exclusive MP4-12, the first special edition of its supercar.

We remember, last year, the McLaren MP4-12C had its debut in North America in the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach. A year later, the English manufacturer is back on the land in California with a little surprise: a McLaren MP4-12C Exclusive Edition.


This is actually the first special edition of the famous supercar. This version was created specifically to meet the expectations of some clients. On the agenda: many changes and upgrades. One orange satin, the MP4-12C has new wings for more aerodynamic, with a windshield made of carbon fiber, a grid to protect the engine, and a cover in carbon exhaust outlets. The wheels and the roof come with a black color.

According to McLaren, this special edition of his MP4-12C will cost buyers the sum of 187,000 euros.McLaren MP4-12C Exclusive Edition

McLaren MP4-12C: a new photo gallery

McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren MP4-12CIt is close to the factory of the first McLaren MP4-12C. The opportunity for the manufacturer to unveil a new gallery.

In a few days, the first McLaren MP4-12C out of the factory and can be delivered a little less than a year after its official presentation. As a result, the British firm has just released a new photo gallery with about twenty shots. The model in a red livery, is found in action on track and road.


This is an opportunity to rediscover all angles of the competitor Ferrari 458 italia. Remember that the McLaren MP4-12C is equipped with a 3.8 liter V8 bi-turbo 600 horsepower. In performance, it gives a peak speed of 330 km / h and a 0 to 100 km / h achieved in 3.1 seconds.

A gem that is currently undergoing small last-minute changes, notably with the installation of a new induction kit for the exhaust. The goal: to make the V8 more audible noise and provide “a stronger emotion to the conductor” , stated McLaren late July.McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren MP4-12C: the last-minute changes

McLaren MP4-12C

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

McLaren MP4-12C Spider: for 2012

McLaren MP4-12C Spider

McLaren MP4-12C SpiderAt the official presentation of the MP4-12C, leaders McLaren were explicit: the berlinetta be broken down into at least two variants. We have an idea of ​​the Spider.

A new year: more without revealing his plan produced in the short term, McLaren was notified of his ambitions. After the MP4-12C GT3 track unveiled earlier this year, next on the list should be the version of Spider berlinetta.

We do for the moment that this virtual illustration, but the spirit is there. We will find the V8 twin-turbo 3.8-liter 600 hp, officiating in the open air.

The arrival of the MP4-12C discoverable could take place in 2012, approaching the Geneva Motor Show Mondial Paris or the next. For now, the secret is safe side Woking. And meanwhile, Ferrari should enable the development of the 458 Spider Italia.McLaren MP4-12C Spider

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