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McLaren MP4-12C '10
McLaren MP4-12C
Appears in Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Gran Turismo Sport
Type in GT5 PR[1]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[2]
Manufacturer McLaren
Displacement 3800 cc
Drivetrain MR[3]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine McLaren M838T
Max Power 592 hp
Performance Points 581 PP
Max Torque 601 Nm
Standing Quarter Mile 10.65 seconds
Length 4509 mm
Width 1908 mm
Height 1199 mm
Weight 1,434 kilograms (3,160 lb)

The McLaren MP4-12C '10 is a sports car, manufactured by McLaren, which appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

BackgroundEdit

The McLaren MP4-12C is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. The car's final design was unveiled on 8 September 2009, and it is set to be launched in 2011. The MP4-12C will feature a carbon fibre composite chassis, and will be powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 bhp (441 kW; 600 PS) and around 443 lb·ft (601 N·m) of torque. The car will make use of Formula 1-sourced technologies such as "brake steer", where the inside rear wheel is braked during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power will be transmitted to the wheels through a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox equipped with "Pre-Cog", which allows the driver to pre-select the next gear by half-pulling the paddle shifter behind the steering wheel, which allows the transmission to execute faster gear changes.

In-game DescriptionEdit

"McLaren's 3rd generation supercar, offering a new lightweight body."

Following in the footsteps of the McLaren F1 with its ultimate performance, and the SLR McLaren with Mercedes Benz, the third McLaren supercar was given the name MP4, as if to remind one of its relationship with F1 machines. As with the revolutionary MP4 F1 car that introduced carbon composite bodies to F1 racing back in 1981, the major point of note in this car is the one-piece carbon composite "mono-cell" tub used in its structure.

The weight of the mono-cell alone is just 80 kg and contributes greatly to weight reduction. In the front and rear of the mono-cell is is an aluminum frame to which the engine and suspension are assembled.

The midship-mounted engine is a 3.8L V8 twin turbo, with a maximum out put of 592 HP. The displacement and power specifications may perhaps appear to be surprisingly modest for a McLaren road car. However its performance is nothing short of incredible, as it boasts a top speed of over 199 mph, 0-1313.3 ft acceleration of approximately 11 seconds, and a 0-124 mph acceleration of less than 10 seconds, giving it a performance equal greater than that of the Ferrari 458 Italia.

The brakes utilize the air brake system also used on the SLR McLaren, that has been further refined. The 7 speed dual clutch system is given the name "Seamless Shift Gearbox", much like the F1 machines, and incorporates six preset driving modes. The electronically controlled suspension is set up as a 4 wheel double wishbone configuration, and it is also notable that the front-rear-left-right dampers are connected hydraulically for ride comfort.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

The McLaren MP4-12C features as a Premium car in Gran Turismo 5. It is, therefore, available to be purchased from the McLaren dealership for 225,000 Cr. This purchase requires the player to be Level 14 (A-Spec or B-Spec) or higher.

GT6Edit

Returning from Gran Turismo 5, the McLaren MP4-12C gets a detailed interior in Gran Turismo 6. It is available for purchase from the McLaren dealership for 225,000 Credits.

TriviaEdit

  • The car's engine is very loosely based on Nissan's VRH35L twin-turbo racing engine that was used in the Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car, as both engines have the same 93 mm bore.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Premium Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive

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