It is easily one of the most anticipated cars of 2011. Every motoring journal is climbing over each other to get the keys to McLaren’s first new road car for 18 years. The MP4-12c is set to do battle with many supercars in the coming months but none more so than the Ferrari 458 Italia. The McLaren/Ferrari battles of F1 will explode onto the road forming some very exciting comparisons. We received the official technical data for the McLaren a few days ago but thanks to a very strict embargo we could only tell you today. However it was worth the wait to hear some of these numbers.
McLaren MP4-12c Performance Data:
Engine: 592BHP V8 twin-turbo. 600Nm of torque.
Efficiency: 24.2 MPG
Acceleration: 0-62MPH 3.3 seconds (3.1 seconds with Corsa option)
1/4 Mile: 10.9 seconds
Breaking: 62MPH-0MPH= 100ft, 124MPH-0MPH= 403ft.
Transmission: 7 speed SSG with Pre-Cog
Body structure: Carbon fibre MonoCell with aluminum front and rear frame.Active aerodynamics: McLaren Airbrake
If I were Ferrari, worry would be the politest way to convey my thoughts.