McLaren MP4-12C

  • The 2013 McLaren MP4-12C

    McLaren will cease MP4-12C production to focus on the 650S.

  • McLaren Can-Am race cars - past and present
    Historic McLaren Can-Am Racers To Be Joined By 12C Can-Am In Goodwood: Video

    McLaren turns 50 in 2013 and to celebrate it is pulling out all the stops. The company has already revealed its new flagship supercar, the P1, which it will show in anger for the first time at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this July. But this being McLaren’s 50th year, the...

  • McLaren's ice driving school in Gstaad, Switzerland - image: McLaren
    McLaren MP4-12Cs On Ice

    Gstaad, Switzerland is well known for its variety of winter sports, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. It’s climate is cold, but not too cold, and the city receives an average of around 13 inches of snow between December and February. It’s also earned a...

  • The upcoming McLaren P1 makes a cameo at the MP4-28 reveal
    McLaren P1 Supercar Gets Cameo During MP4-28 Reveal: Video

    When race and road car constructor McLaren rolled out its new MP4-28 Formula One car for the 2013 season, it also took the opportunity to promote its newest wares, the MP4-12C Spider and the upcoming P1 supercar. McLaren’s newest F1 driver, Sergio Perez, arrived at the race car’s...

  • Chris Harris duels with Mat Johnson at Brands Hatch
    GRID 2’s Latest Teaser Stars... Chris Harris: Video

    Here’s what we know about Codemasters’ latest racing game, Grid 2: it promises realistic graphics, includes both track and street racing environments and promises to deliver an entertaining array of cars, including the Pagani Huayra, the Chevy Camaro, the Ford Mustang and the McLaren...

  • McLaren accessories range
    McLaren Presents 12C-Inspired Accessories - Just In Time For Christmas

    With Christmas just around the corner, there's no better time to tell you about a new range of accessories being launched by McLaren. McLaren boasts that the range is inspired by its top-selling MP4-12C supercar, and looking at the choice of materials and colors it’s hard to disagree. Most of...

  • McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept

    Due to popular demand, McLaren has decided to put its track-focused 12C GT Can-Am Edition concept car into production. The company announced the plans during a special event at the United States Grand Prix, which is taking place this weekend in Austin, Texas. Revealed as a concept at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 12C GT Can-Am Edition was built as a tribute to Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme, who successfully raced a series of McLaren models in Can-Am during the 1960s. A total of 30 examples are now planned, with production taking place in the facilities of the McLaren GT...

  • McLaren MP4-12C, fitted with Special Operations accessories
    McLaren Special Operations Launches New Parts For 12C Models

    If you’ve been putting off the purchase of McLaren’s MP4-12C or MP4-12C Spider since the cars lack enough personalization for your tastes, we’ve got great news. McLaren’s Special Operations group has just built a 12C befitted with a stunning array of custom accessories, all...

  • McLaren MP4-12C Spider
    McLaren designer Frank Stephenson walks Jay Leno around the new 12C Spider

    At McLaren, the focus now is on the successful launch of the brand’s successor to the legendary F1 supercar, the new P1, which will be previewed in concept form tomorrow at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. However, the British performance brand has another new model, the MP4-12C Spider, which was...

  • McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept
    McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept: Pebble Beach 2012

    The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is about to get underway, and while we'll be bringing you the freshest photos and latest news as it happens, there's a bit of preliminary business to take care of: the previews. The latest is McLaren's 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept. A track-only racing...

  • McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race car at Belgium's Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
    Fleet Of Nine McLaren MP4-12C GT3s To Tackle Spa 24 Hours

    In the past couple of months we’ve witnessed the respective Le Mans and Nürburgring 24 hour races but this weekend we will be treated with yet another exciting endurance race, the prestigious Spa 24 Hours race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The grueling race is the...

  • A McLaren MP4-12, destroyed on a test drive in Germany
    McLaren MP4-12C Test Drive Ends In Crash, Fire

    By anyone’s standards, the 616-horsepower McLaren MP4-12C (and soon, the MP4-12C Spider) is a fast car. Thanks to its advanced electronic stability control system, it’s also a very safe car, even in the hands of drivers unfamiliar with the car. Despite this, the car is still governed by...

  • McLaren's GREAT-themed MP4-12C GT3

    In 2010, McLaren showed off its MP4-12C supercar prototype to an appreciative crowd at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and last year used the event to debut its MP4-12C GT3 racer. It stands to reason, then, that McLaren will mark this year’s Festival of Speed with another product introduction. This time around, though, it’s not nearly as dramatic as in previous years. McLaren will be showing an “enhanced performance and styling package” for the MP4-12C, which includes a boost in horsepower from 592 to 616, quicker shifting, enhanced throttle response, new paint options...

  • The 2013 McLaren MP4-12C
    McLaren's MP4-12C Upgrade: The Official Details

    Earlier this week, we brought you news of a pending, no-charge-for-existing-owners software upgrade for the McLaren MP4-12C. In addition to providing a few convenience items (like remote passenger door opening and a programmable engine note), the new software will boost output by nearly 25...

  • McLaren MP4-12C
    McLaren Confirms MP4-12C Power Upgrade In Customer Letter

    McLaren will be making some rolling changes to its MP4-12C supercar later this year and has informed existing customers that the changes can be retrofitted to their cars, at no additional cost. This is the second time that McLaren is updating the MP4-12C post launch, the previous change was due to...

  • McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race car at the Nurburgring
    McLaren Race Car Builder Joins Road Car Unit In Woking

    McLaren is a company steeped in racing history so it was only natural that the company’s first road car in more than two decades, the MP4-12C, was going to be offered in racing guise for those who prefer to drive their cars on a track. Thus, we have the MP4-12C GT3, which has already competed...

  • 2012 McLaren MP4-12C
    McLaren MP4-12C Heads To Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit: Video

    McLaren is expanding in the Middle East and to mark the occasion the automaker has released a new video of its MP4-12C supercar driving through the desert on its way to Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Ferrari World theme park. In particular, the video marks...

  • A McLaren MP4-12C under construction
    Driven Tours The McLaren Technology Center: Video

    Perhaps the most noticeable thing about McLaren’s state-of-the-art Production Center, where the MP4-12C supercar is assembled, is how little it resembles an automotive assembly plant. Sure, there are racks of components and cars in various stages of assembly, but what’s absent is the...

  • Four exotics crash on same stretch of autobahn - Image courtesy Hersfelder Zeitung

    Three supercars managed to crash on the same stretch of the A7 autobahn in the region of Kirchheim, near Germany’s center. The cars included a Chevrolet Corvette, a Dodge Viper ACR and the most severely damaged of the lot, a McLaren MP4-12C. The carnage all took place within a period of two days and is believed to have been caused by a combination of high speed and wet weather. If that wasn’t enough, a Maserati GranTurismo also crashed on the same stretch of road during the past week. The first to go was the silver GranTurismo, which crashed on Wednesday and whose driver is...

  • Wreckage of a Gemballa Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3
    Gemballa Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Nürburgring Crash: Video

    One of two McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race cars being fielded by Gemballa Racing has suffered a violent crash during this past weekend’s VLN event at the Nürburgring race track in Germany. The Nürburgring race, which took place on Saturday, March 31, was the official competition debut for...

  • Mansory's restyled McLaren MP4-12C
    Mansory Reworks The McLaren MP4-12C, And We Wonder Why

    Mansory is at it again, and this time the German tuner has turned its attention to the McLaren MP4-12C.

  • Chris Harris, cruising the high street in McLaren's MP4-12C.
    Video: Is The McLaren MP4-12C The First Daily-Driver Supercar?

    Chris Harris presents the case that the McLaren MP4-12C is the world's first supercar to function well as a daily driver.

  • 2012 McLaren MP4-12C
    McLaren Documents The MP4-12C Supercar’s U.S. Arrival: Video

    McLaren’s latest supercar, the MP4-12C, has officially landed in the U.S. and to mark the occasion McLaren Automotive, the road car division of the famous motorsports brand, has released a video that documents the car’s arrival. While the MP4-12C has been on sale in other parts of the...

  • McLaren Automotive presents its vision
    The Vision Of McLaren Automotive: Video

    Last year wasn’t just the launch year for the MP4-12C supercar, but for a new car company, with its past and future rooted in motorsport and with technological innovation, manufacturing skill, and British heritage at its core. That new company is McLaren Automotive, the retail offshoot of the...

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