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Goodbye 12C and Hello 650S

17.04.2014
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After only 3 years in production, super car manufacturer McLaren has stopped producing its MP4-12C. According to McLaren’s CEO Mike Flewitt, they have decided to cease production due to the performance of the 650S.

“The new car has been so well received since its unveiling at the Geneva motor show (we already have a six-month order bank) we will focus all our capacity at the McLaren Production Centre on 650S,” admits Mike Flewitt.

Here’s some of the reasons why McLaren took this risky move:

  • Comprising new active aero software – allowing the 12C’s existing ‘Airbrake’ to ‘sense’ different driving scenarios when lifting off the throttle or cresting a hill.
  • An F1-style DRS (Drag Reduction System) mode, the upgrade package also includes improvements to the 12C’s Android-based IRIS system and a new external window lowering control aimed at aiding ingress and egress in confined spaces.
  • Powered by a 478kW/678Nm version of the 12C’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine, the P1-inspired 650S and 650S Spider claim 0-100km/h in 3.0 seconds – 0.3sec faster than the 12C.

Read more about it here: http://www.caradvice.com.au/280611/mclaren-mp4-12c-axed-in-favour-of-new-650s/

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