New McLaren MP4-12C online configurator (+video)

New McLaren MP4-12C online configurator (+video)

There has been enough in the motoring media to leave is with little doubt that the all-new 2012 McLaren MP4-12C supercar is going to be a very special vehicle. However, down here in NZ we won’t have a chance of seeing one in the flesh until mid next year so to keep us going till then McLaren has launched a new online configurator.

The configurator was developed using data obtained from the McLaren’s design and engineering teams based at the company’s headquarters in Woking, England.

There is a choice of 17 different exterior paint finishes available as standard on the MP4-12C. A further eight may be selected from the ‘Special’ range of finishes, and includes Kiwi favourite McLaren Orange – the solid hue which was the signature color of McLaren race cars in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Unique to the MP4-12C design options is a ‘Driver Zone’ interior option. In addition to combining Alcantara, leather and loads of carbon-fibre inside the cabin, owners are able to further work over the driver’s area. Five different leather trims can be specified solely for the driver’s seat, door trim and dash insert.

In terms of performance, upgrades can include a lightweight sports exhaust system, carbon-ceramic brake discs, polished-finish calipers and two different lightweight forged wheel options. Mirror casings, engine bay panels and engine covers can all be finished in carbon-fibre.

In the video below McLaren lets its two F1 drivers, Jenson Button and burnout master Lewis Hamilton, use the configurator to create their ideal cars. It’s worth a look, click on the link below to check it out.

If you want to have a crack at building your own McLaren and live the dream for a few minutes, click here to visit the McLaren website.

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