First Drive: McLaren MP4-12C Information

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Model Tested: McLaren MP4-12C

Price: £176,000.

The McLaren MP4-12C range starts at £176,000 for the Coupe, rising to £195,500 for the Spider.

Good and Bad

Good Stuff: Immense power, constant torque, sublime ride quality.

Bad Stuff: Cup holders.

Performance

Maximum Speed: 207 mph
0-62 mph: 3.1 seconds

Economy and Costs

Official combined cycle fuel economy: 24.2 mpg
Front Seat Driver Test Route economy: N/A
CO2 Emissions: 279 g/km
Road Tax Band: M / £490
Company Car Tax at 40%: £24,640.00

Technical Details

Engine: 3.8 litre V8 multi-point electronic twin-turbocharged injection petrol
Power: 617 bhp (625 PS)
Torque: 443 lb-ft (600 Nm)

Length: 4,509 mm
Width: 1,908 mm (exc mirrors)
Height: 1,199 mm
Wheelbase: 2,670 mm
Kerb weight: 1,336 kg

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Phil Huff

Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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