Home LifeStyle  Luxury Cars McLaren MP4 12c Supercar

McLaren MP4 12c Supercar

Posted: Sep. 12th, 2009  |  By Andrew ChristianOwner | 4WheelsNews
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Luxury Vehicles: Not only has McLaren launched its own separate automotive division, it has also released a new supercar named the MP4-12C. The British race engineering firm developed the car entirely in-house and has incorporated its latest advances in automotive technology as seen from the Formula 1 circuit.

McLaren's engineers used an extremely light and rigid carbon fiber tub but they didn't use the heavier multi-piece tubs used by its competitors and predecessors. Instead, they used a single piece, weighing only 176 pounds. Compared to rivals, the MP4-12C is lighter in weight but is more expensive than either the new Ferrari 458 Italia or the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.

The MP4-12C is expected to have a £160,000 ($265k) price tag, due partly to its body panels, which are all carbon fiber and composites.

Andrew Christian
JustLuxe Contributor
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Joseph VasquezJoseph Vasquez
With such an outstanding reputation for luxury cars, it’s often hard to find something to change...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013


Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >


Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >


Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >


Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Sustainable Hawaii Regional Cuisine at Merriman's Restaurant on Maui
Vermont History Lives at the Wilburton Inn
Domaine Sainte Marie's Vie Vite: France's Top Provence Rose
Making Waves on the Coast of Maine in the Maserati Quattroporte
Paso Robles CAB Collective Wineries Producing World Class Bordeaux
Swiss Deluxe: The best Luxury & Spa Hotels in Switzerland
Paul Roustan Shows why Body Painting is Indeed Fine Art
Five-Star Dining at the Inn at Leola Village in Pennsylvania's Amish Country
The Most Incredible Gingerbread Houses Found Around the World
5 of Miami's Best Million-Dollar Properties to Call Home in 2018
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Drive Like an A-Lister in the New Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Jared Paul Stern »
Exploring the Smoky Mountains with Buick Enclave Avenir
Shea Peters »
Experience Race Day in the Cadillac V-Performance Hospitality Suite
Mila Pantovich »
See More Contributors