The revised McLaren MP4-12C features a power boost to 616bhp and will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
15 June 2012

The revised 616bhp McLaren MP4-12C will be given its first public airing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which runs from June 28 to July 1.

The upgrades – which were the result of direct customer feedback - include a 25bhp increase to 616bhp, plus a recalibrated seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox, and greater “aural drama” in the cabin of the McLaren MP4-12C.

Also new is the addition of a system that can raise the supercar’s ride height by 40mm at the front and 25mm at the rear at speeds of up to 37mph.

The revised McLaren MP4-12C – which hits showrooms in October – is priced from £176,000, representing a £7500 increase over the current car.


Our Verdict

McLaren 12C

The McLaren 12C has extraordinary pace and handling, but is a touch clinical

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15 June 2012

I know it's supposed to be inovative, but, is it just me, but i wouldn't look at twice, maybe it's light is to well hidden in that bushel for me, give me a Lambo every time, even a Veyron.

Peter Cavellini.

15 June 2012

paint that doesn't suit the car, why would you paint such a beautiful body in recession white 

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