Every now and then someone or something comes along to buck the establishment. Think Norma Rae or Martin Luther King. The type of in your face, there is no-way I’m leaving, defiance. A kind of passion, ingenuity and dedication reserved only for the exploration of space. I would like to share with you a little-known gem called the MP4 12C Spider. This, my car loving friends, is a game changer.
In the 1960’s there was a man named Bruce McLaren. He had one desire, one focus and one passion; motor racing. And he was great. His racecars dominated race circuits all over the world from North America to Europe to Asia. But Bruce had other dreams as well. He wanted to build the best on-road sports cars in the world. In the mid-sixties McLaren set out on this project. Sadly Bruce McLaren died on the Goodwood racetrack testing a new racecar and never saw the completion of his dream. Only 2 M6 GT’s were ever built; these were the first McLaren Sports Cars.
Fast-forward 44 years and witness a New McLaren Sports Car, the MP4 12C Spider.
The McLaren MP4 12C is truly the most amazing sports car I have ever driven. And I have driven most sports cars offered in the last 20 years. From Bugatti and Bentley to Ferrari 458 and Ford GT to everything in-between. If you are privileged to be able to say yes to own a sports car in this class all you’ll need to do is spend about 10 minutes behind the wheel to feel as I do. Amazed.
I never thought a sports car could behave like this one. McLaren refers to it as the “and” car meaning it is the most comfortable “and” the most capable, the highest fuel economy “and” the best performance, etc. A car McLaren describes as, “The 12C is the uncompromised supercar that provides discerning drivers with breathtaking performance because it was inspired by Formula One innovation.” The beauty of this car is its carbon fiber chassis, which McLaren calls a monocell. No other car in its class offers such a feature and this is why no other car can compete either. While ALL other makes have to add braces and supports when they assemble their convertibles, McLaren, with their carbon fiber monocell, simply takes the top down with no need for additional bracing and NO decline in performance. Amazing.
From the F1 dominating carbon monocell racecars of Senna and Prost in the late 1980’s, to the still iconic McLaren F1 road car of late 1990’s to the Mercedes SLR McLaren, McLaren has been perfecting carbon fiber manufacturing. This expertise has allowed McLaren Automotive to offer a sports car like no other. The competition is being left behind, literally. The performance enhancements enabled by this chassis design is the genius being realized by the sports car buying public. The ride quality on urban commuter roads is unmatched PERIOD. While still allowing the MP4 12C the BEST on-track performance numbers PERIOD.
McLaren did not stop there either. This cars stunning motor design whips-out 616 bhp and propels the MP4 12C Spider 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds! There is so much more to tell. I welcome you to visit www.mclarenautomotive.com; www.dimmitt.com or McLaren Tampa Bay is located at 3333 Gandy Blvd in Pinellas Park Florida.
Chris Warren – McLaren Brand Manager – McLaren Tampa Bay – Dimmitt Automotive Group / 3333 Gandy Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL 33781 – 727-822-2019