McLaren MP4-12C

  
CARBARN | McLaren MP4-12C | The McLaren MP4-12C is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the McLaren F1. The car will of the make use of Formula 1-sourced technologies Such as "brake steer", where the inside rear wheel is braked During fast cornering to Reduced understeer. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox.



As with the McLaren F1, carbon fiber is used extensively in the vehicle to minimize weight. The MP4-12C weighs 1.301 kg (2.868 lb) dry The chassis is based around an F1 style one-piece carbon fiber tub, Called the Carbon MonoCell, Weighing only 80 kg (176 lb). The car has a conventional two side-by-side seating arrangement, unlike its predecessor the McLaren F1 the which featured an irregular three-seat formation (center front, two behind either side). To make up for this however, the car's central console is narrower than in other cars, the drivers seating closer to the center.



The car is powered by the M838T twin-turbo 3.8 liter V8 engine, designed and developed by McLaren in partnership with Ricardo. The design of the engine was based on the Nissan VRH35 racing engine used in Le Mans in 1998.  In December 2010, McLaren would Announced That They Produce a small number of MP4-12C cars in order for Them to Compete in the FIA GT3 European Championship. McLaren Stated That They Will Provide maintenance for the cars and Will begin racing in 2012 with the CRS Racing team The MP4-12C Will be the first car to Compete in sports car racing for the company,



since the F1 GTR. It received its debut with a single car entry for the Spa Francorchamps round of the British GT championship. Compared to the road car, the MP4-12C GT3 produces less power with only 493 bhp (368 kW; 500 PS) due to homologation. The car features a new be spoke six-speed gearbox That Is 80 kg (176 lb) lighter than the road car's seven-speed, developed with Ricardo. The steering wheel is lifted straight from the McLaren MP4-24 Formula 1 car. 

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