McLaren MP4-12C makes screaming debut at Goodwood (+video)

McLaren MP4-12C makes screaming debut at Goodwood (+video)

McLaren has just made public a video of its brand new MP4-12C making its public debut at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

To honor its unveiling, Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director, was the first person to drive up the hill on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton got their chance behind the wheel.

Sheriff said about the event, “The visitors to our stand were the perfect blend of car enthusiasts and potential customers; I’m delighted that we chose Goodwood Festival of Speed to unveil the 12C to the public. Two British Formula 1 World Champions were behind the wheel of the car as we led the field up the hill. A major landmark, delivered to McLaren’s high standards.”

The MP4-12C is a true supercar and features a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 pumping out 447 kW (600 bhp) and 599 Nm of torque. Power is put to the road by a seven-speed “Seamless Shift” dual-clutch transmission, this powertrain enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Click on the box below to view the video of the MP4-12C’s first run.

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