McLaren MP4-12C: a new F1 for the road ...
The agreement that bound firms Mercedes-Benz and McLaren in the design, development and marketing of cars SLR expires this year.
The end is near
After having unveiled the cutting SLR roadster in 2003 and in 2007, the career of the latter ends with Stirling Moss special edition limited to only 75 copies. A total of 2,300 Mercedes-Benz SLR have found a buyer.
The end of the sports car of the highest caliber, gave birth in 2011, two other exceptional cars designed and developed by each of these two firms prestige. Moreover, they have just been unveiled its world premiere at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
For its part, Mercedes-Benz presented its sport coupe SLS AMG which has the particularity to offer Gullwing doors type (bird wings) that open the vertical. And whose heart is a powerful 6.3-liter V8 571 horsepower.
To counter this new fully designed by the engineers at Mercedes-Benz McLaren genies do the little monster, have developed the MP4-12C that has nothing to envy his future rival, on the contrary ultra sporty cut.
F1 racing car for the road
The very seductive McLaren MP4-12C is a smash cut sport has doors that open scissor, beneficiant a carbon chassis and a body made of carbon fiber which give it a structure that is both lightweight and very strong.
The cockpit reserve only two passengers mission is to create the feeling of being at the wheel of a Formula 1, but adapted for the road. Thus, bucket seats very supportive and very low you literally stick to the road. A priori, the dashboard or if you prefer the cockpit is fully dedicated to the driver, by granting him a very high level of ergonomics.
Engine mounts in a central position, is a smash V8 twin turbo which cylinder 3.8-liter delivers power established around 600 horsepower, while torque about 600 Nm while coupling has a dual-clutch automated gearbox seven reports.
Obviously, everything that affects the geometry of this monster, suspension, steering and brakes come directly from the experiences of this company as stable peak in the world of Formula 1.
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