HomePreviewsReviewsNewsCrossroadsGalleryTips & GuidesContact
Celebratory video marks McLaren MP4-12C entry into N. America
Sunday, February 19, 2012 7:03 AM

Celebratory video marks McLaren MP4-12C entry into N. America

NEW YORK: McLaren is celebrating the arrival of the MP4-12C in North America with a video of the car and its first street drives across the continent.

The video was shot in five locations across the United States in some of the key markets where McLaren has dealerships.  Additionally, footage was shot on location at McLaren’s port of entry in Baltimore.

The footage includes the MP4-12C rolling off the cargo vessel Taisko which had just arrived from Britain.

J.F. Musial, Chief Creative Officer of TangentVector, directed and produced the video. Musial recently launched DRIVE, the new YouTube Original Channel focusing on creating original automotive content for the web.

The arrival of the MP4-12C marks the launch of McLaren Automotive in North America. McLaren plans to launch a new model or variant in the North American market each year, expanding its lineup and reaching new enthusiast audiences. 

The MP4-12C is equipped with a 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine, which produces 592hp and 600Nm torque.

The sports car, which features no ‘carryover’ component from any other vehicle, is capable of reaching 0-100kph in 3.2 seconds (3.0 if fitted with Pirelli PZero Corsa tyres). 

The 12C’s unique carbon fibre ‘MonoCell’ chassis weighs just over 75kg.

McLaren introduced a carbon fibre monocoque to Formula 1 in 1981 and has produced every one of its road and race car chassis since using the same composite material.

Tony Joseph, McLaren Automotive North America Regional Director said: “This film is exciting as it represents the arrival of McLaren Automotive in North America. We are thrilled to be launching with the 12C, which is such a tremendously innovative car, and we look forward to building a long term future.”

McLaren Automotive is represented by 10 dealerships throughout North America.

The 12C starts selling from US$229,000 (RM697,000) in the United States.



» None
Image not found
Image not found
Image not found
Get Answer
About TOC

The modern car is one of the most sophisticated machines ever created. Dozens of control systems and computer processors work together to ensure it works seamlessly and effectively day in and day out.

But machines do break down occasionally. The technical team of The Otomotif College (TOC) is here to offer advice and help troubleshoot car problems

The team of seven trainers, led by Allan Cabiles (pic), has collectively 30 years of experience in a wide range of car makes. The TOC Team prides itself on keeping pace with the ever-evolving automotive industry. Its trainers undergo training sessions with a network of 800 industry partners across the country.

With such an extensive body of knowledge, think of the TOC Team as your go-to automotive experts.

Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D) | Privacy Statement