Although McLaren made a name for itself producing race cars, that didn’t stop it from venturing into the world of high-performance production supercars. Today, we are going to take a look at once such vehicle. The McLaren 12C was launched in 2011. It was the brand’s first vehicle, since the McLaren which was discontinued in 1998, to be wholly designed in-house. No outside help was brought in for the production of the 12C, which makes it a little more special.
When it came to styling, the car definitely featured a great number of intriguing elements that all worked well together as a whole creating a complete package. The 12C was sleek and bold with a hint of aggressiveness and sportiness.
Unlike the F1, which included an unusual seat formation (with one in the centre and two behind it), the 12C came with a slightly more standard two-seat arrangement.
Not only did the McLaren 12C look incredible but it was also quite powerful. It came with a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine capable of producing 592 bhp (441 kW). The car could achieve a top speed of 218.61 mph (352 km/h) making it extremely fast and powerful. It could also go from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.8, which makes it the 3rd fastest verified time of all time.
The vehicle was received quite well upon launch. It was praised by both customers and critics, which resulted in it experiencing a successful production run.
In 2014, the car was discontinued and replaced with the McLaren 650S.
Although it wasn’t the best McLaren ever produced, it was a solid vehicle that delivered both performance and styling-wise.
What do you think about the 12C? Are you a fan? Would you purchase the car if you had the money and the opportunity came up? Let us know your thoughts.