The 2013 McLaren MP4-12C – Review

As a significant upgrade to the already successful 12C model, McLaren has introduced the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C. The 12C is highly regarded within its segment as one of the most powerful sports cars. This upgrade offers enhanced performance in all aspects of the popular model. The superior sports car has already been doing well on the performance aspects, but this recent upgrade is proof of the commitment of the makers to consistently provide better technology to their customers.

Enhanced Power and Acceleration

The most important enhancement that has been made is the increase in power. As a result of the enhancement, the 12C engine how provides an additional 20 hp of power. This makes the total power of the engine almost 616 hp, a feat that few in the market can compete with. The engine of the car remains basically the same. It is the same turbocharged V8 engine that people have come to identify with the McLaren 12C. However, the enhancement of 20 hp results in greater acceleration without compromising on the efficiency of the car, thus making it a perfect candidate for the track.  Furthermore, the makers have also enhanced the performance of the transmission so that the car responds faster than before.


Greater Customization of McLaren

In addition to performance enhancements, the makers have also increased the degree of customization of the car. Compared to earlier models, the 2013 model offers greater options to customers for selecting the paint colour, the type of leather used in the interiors as well as the make of the wheels. More customization has been enabled with the enhancement of the Intake Sound Generator system. With the current modifications, the ISG can now be programmed for all the three levels to modify the sound levels of the engine that can be heard while driving. The instrument cluster provides an electric menu from where the driver can adjust the level of engine intake noise that can be heard in the cabin.

How Much Does It Cost?

The latest upgrade from McLaren Automobiles is being made available at prices starting from £176,000. However, people who already own the previous 12c model will be provided the recent upgrade free of charge. This means that existing buyers will get the additional 20 hp power without having to pay a single penny.



The upgrade shows the commitment of McLaren to providing the best experience to its customers. If the performance of the 12C is anything to go by, then it is likely that the upgrade will be relished by customers with delight.

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