McLaren Automotive have officially release performanc figures of the MP4-12c and they are impressive to say the least
- Dry weight (with lightweight options): 1301kgs / 2868 lbs
- Carbon MonoCell chassis weight: 75kgs / 165 lbs
- 0 – 200kph (124mph) in 9.1s (8.9s on optional Corsa tyres)
- CO2 emissions of 279g/km (equating to 24.2 EU mpg combined)
- 0 – 100kph (62mph) in 3.3s (3.1s with optional Corsa tyres)
- Top speed: 330kph (205mph)
- 100 – 0 kph (62 – 0mph) in 30.5 m (100 ft)
- ¼ mile: 10.9s @ 135 mph
- Power:weight (lightweight options): 461PS / 455bhp per tonne
- Power: 600PS (592bhp) at 7,000 rpm
- Torque: 600Nm (443lb ft) between 3,000 – 7,000 rpm
They also released some interesting facts about the test data they carried out testing on the Nordschleife and the limitiations from winter closure.
As well as road miles, the 12C has undergone novel laboratory development, including with a ‘virtual reproduction’ of the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The Nordschleife in Germany (as any fule kno) is regarded as the world’s ultimate test circuit due to its combination of challenging surfaces and 12.93m length.
“We have a permanent test base at the Applus IDIADA proving ground in Northern Spain, ” says Technical Director Dick Glover. “Our team of engineers took data from the Nordschleife circuit including lateral g performance, vertical road inputs, engine throttle position and gearing, and created a programme which can then be run at IDIADA, which we call the Idischleife Concept.
“This programme allows us to undertake challenging and aggressive testing to the level experienced at the Nordschleife but at a location where we can run testing literally twenty-four hours, seven days a week and quickly move the 12C closer to its development targets,”