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2012 McLaren MP4-12C 2013 UPGRADE

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Manufacturer: McLaren
Model: MP4-12C
Year: 2012
Color: Graphite Grey
Mileage: 8,269
Transmission: 7-Speed Seamless Shift Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Vehicle Title: Clear
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THIS IS THE KIND OF PRISTINE MP4-12C MCLAREN ENTHUSIASTS AND COLLECTORS DREAM OF OWNING!  THIS MP4-12C HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED AND IS IN ABSOLUTELY PRISTINE “AS NEW” MECHANICAL & CONCOURS CONDITION!

 

THIS IS A VERY HIGHLY OPTIONED CAR.  

 

STEALTH PACK


SPORT EXHAUST

 

PARKING SENSORS


BRANDED MAT PACK

 

FACTORY CAR COVER

 

STEALTH WHEEL FINISH

 

SPECIAL EXTERIOR PAINT

 

CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES

 

CARBON-FIBER SILL PLATES

 

CARBON-FIBER REAR DIFFUSER


LIGHTWEIGHT FORGED WHEELS

 

CARBON FIBER ENGINE COVERS

 

CARBON-FIBER FRONT SPLITTER

 

CARBON FIBER INTERIOR UPGRADE

CONTRAST DASH BOARD STITCHING

 

WARNING TRIANGLE & FIRST AID KIT

 

ELECTRIC & HEATED MEMORY SEATS

SPECIAL COLOR McLAREN ORANGE CALIPERS

 

PREMIUM MERIDIAN SURROUND SOUND PACKAGE

 

ALCANTARA/LEATHER INTERIOR


CARBON BLACK/CARBON BLACK



THE MP4-12C MCLAREN CERTAINLY NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION!  BUT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY YOU REALLY WANT ONE. BE SURE TO THE READ “THE McLAREN MP4-12C” SECTION.

 

THIS McLAREN HAS RECEIVED VERY SPECIAL CARE SINCE NEW. AND HAS BEEN DRIVEN SPARINGLY ONLY IN GOOD WEATHER.   THE OWNER HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY PROUD OF THIS MP4-12C. WHICH IS NOW RELUCTANTLY BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE 1ST TIME TO VERY LUCKY EBAY BIDDERS.  

 

THIS McLAREN IS POWERED BY A DOHC M838T 90' 3. 8 LITER ALL ALUMINUM V8 WITH TWIN TURBOS. VARIABLE VALVE TIMING AND DRY SUMP LUBRICATION.  WITH THE 2013 UPGRADES IT PRODUCES AROUND 625 HP AND 600 NM OF TORQUE. LINKED TO A 7-SPEED SEAMLESS SHIFT TRANSMISSION THAT HAS BEEN IMPROVED WITH THE UPGRADE WITH NEW CALIBRATION.  


OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED WITH THE 2013 UPGRADE WERE PROGRAMMABLE INTAKE SOUND GENERATOR.  RADIO AND ANTENNA UPDATES TO IMPROVE RECEPTION. BLUETOOTH TELEPHONE AND CONTACTS. AUTO ACTIVATION OF HEADLIGHTS IMPROVED TO INCLUDE RAIN DETECTION. AND GENERAL SOFTWARE UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE VEHICLE SYSTEMS.

 

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS FOR YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE IS THAT IT HAS THE 2013 UPGRADE. THAT THIS McLAREN HAS NOT EVER BEEN ABUSED IN ANY WAY. EVERYTHING IS IN AS NEW CONDITION. AND THAT THIS MP4-12C DRIVES JUST LIKE THE DAY IT WAS BUILT!

 

*****ORIG WINDOW $290. 10. 00*****

BEFORE THE 2013 UPGRADE!

 

WORDS JUST DO NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO DESCRIBING THE TRUE ESSENCE OF THIS INCREDIBLE MECHANICAL WORK OF ART!  THE BEAUTY OF DESIGN COUPLED WITH THE ENGINEERING. PERFORMANCE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL THAT MAKES THIS McLAREN THE INCREDIBLE AUTOMOBILE IT IS. CANNOT BE DESCRIBED IN WORDS.   IT IS SOMETHING THAT MUST BE EXPERIENCED!

 

 

THIS FABULOUS 2012 McLAREN IS OWNED BY AN EXTREMELY FASTIDIOUS CAR SAVVY GENTLEMAN.   HE BABIED THIS MP4-12C. KEEPING IT IN VIRTUALLY “BRAND-NEW” CONDITION!  IT HAS BEEN GARAGED SINCE DAY 1. LOVINGLY CARED FOR AND WELL MAINTAINED SINCE NEW. AND IS NOW BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME TO VERY LUCKY EBAY BIDDERS! 

 

YOU WILL NOT FIND A NICER 2012 MP4-12C!!!

 

 

EXTERIOR

 

THIS McLAREN IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING IN ITS GRAPHITE GREY PAINT THAT LOOKS BETTER THAN THE DAY IT LEFT THE FACTORY!  YOU'LL IMMEDIATELY NOTICE THE FACTORY OPTIONAL STEALTH FINISH WHEELS. AND THE McLAREN ORANGE CALIPERS.  

 

THE EXTERIOR OF THIS McLAREN IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. BUT THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING!

 

 

INTERIOR

 

THE LEATHER INTERIOR OF THIS McLAREN IS IN “AS NEW” CONDITION AND IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!  AGAIN. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MUST BE SEEN. TOUCHED AND EXPERIENCED TO FULLY APPRECIATE! 

 

 

MECHANICALS. CHASSIS & SUSPENSION


 DETAILS ARE DESCRIBED IN THE THE McLAREN MP4-12C” SECTION BELOW!

 



THIS McLAREN MP4-12C IS IN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT MECHANICAL AND PRISTINE COSMETIC CONDITIONYOU COULD NOT FIND A BETTER ONE ANYWHERE!

 

 

THE McLAREN MP4-12C

WHY THIS IS THE CAR FOR YOU!

 

What's in a name?  Well. the 'MP4' represents the racing bloodline. 'MP4' has been the chassis designation for all McLaren Formula 1 cars since 1981. It stands for McLaren Project 4. resulting from the merger of Ron Dennis' Project 4 organization with McLaren.  

The '12' represents the focus on complete performance and efficiency.   The '12' refers to McLaren's internal Vehicle Performance Index through which it rates key performance criteria both for competitors and for its own cars. The criteria combine power. weight. emissions. and aerodynamic efficiency. The coalition of all these values delivers an overall performance index that has been used as a benchmark throughout the car's development.  

The 'C' represents the revolutionary Carbon MonoCell.  The 'C' refers to Carbon. highlighting the unique application of carbon fiber technology to the future range of McLaren sports cars.  

The elements of this name represent everything that the McLaren MP4-12C stands for.   This is the first in a range of high performance sports cars from McLaren.   The MP4-12C set to re-write the rules of sports car design through Formula 1-inspired engineering. revolutionary chassis architecture. and absolute focus on efficiency
The McLaren MP4-12C represents 'pure McLaren'; from unique engineering to bespoke design where everything is for a reason.

At its heart. the McLaren MP4-12C features a revolutionary carbon fiber chassis structure. the Carbon MonoCell: McLaren pioneered the use of carbon composite construction in the 1981 Formula 1 MP4/1 model and set a trend that all Formula 1 teams have followed. The company brought carbon fiber to road cars for the first time with the 1993 McLaren F1.   This is the first time a car in this market segment is based around such a strong and lightweight racing car engineering solution and the first time any car has ever featured a one-piece carbon fiber structure.  The 12C MonoCell not only brings dynamic benefits. but also offers fundamental engineering opportunities that form the basis of the car's unique character. It has been designed to allow a much narrower structure overall which in turn contributes to a more compact car that is easier to position on the road and more rewarding to drive.   This change in sports car design means that the 12C introduces new standards not just in handling. ride and outright performance. but also safety. economy and practicality in an already competitive sector.  

Not only is the 12C unique in its class by offering carbon technology. it also has the highest specific power output as well as extraordinary power- and torque-to-weight ratios. Furthermore. the Proactive Chassis Control system offers groundbreaking handling and ride comfort while an intense focus on occupant packaging offers new levels of comfort and everyday usability.  

A clear illustration of its special qualities is in the efficiency of its power delivery. The 12C is powered by a McLaren 'M838T' 3. 8 litre. V8 twin-turbo engine producing around 600bhp. driving through a McLaren seven speed Seamless Shift dual clutch gearbox (SSG). With the 12C's power output of around 600hp and its low CO2 emissions. it delivers the highest horsepower to CO2 ratio of any car on the market today with an internal combustion engine. and that includes petrol and diesel hybrids.

The McLaren MP4-12C. is a high performance two-seat mid-engine model in the 'core' sports car market. The 12C is pure McLaren. featuring no carryover parts from any other car. and is produced by McLaren in the UK.  All the parts of the McLaren MP4-12C are unique to this car. Everything from the engine right down to the tailor-made switches and buttons is pure McLaren: nothing has come from another manufacturer's parts bin.

The 12C is all about performance.   The 12C is very fast. but it is also the most efficient. most drivable high-performance sports car in the world.
  It's not just the top speed. but the in-gear acceleration times. braking performance in all conditions. and efficiency of power delivery combined with the lowest possible fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. McLaren has achieved new standards for a mid-engine high performance sports car in road-holding. handling. comfort. driver involvement and day-to-day usability.

McLaren Automotive engineers pursued weight saving obsessively.

Weight affects acceleration. speed. handling. fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – everything.  The Carbon MonoCell not only reduces the weight of the structure but also allows for the use of much lighter weight body panels.   The close position of the driver and passenger allows a narrower. lighter body while giving improved visibility with a clearer perception of the car's extremities.   Brakes with forged aluminum hubs save 8 kg and weigh less than optional carbon ceramic brakes.   Lightweight exhaust pipes exit straight out the rear of the car. minimizing their length and weight.   Airflow-assisted Airbrake deployment dramatically reduces weight of the Airbrake activation system.   Small. compact downsized engine coupled to lightweight compact SSG minimizes vehicle length. weight and polar moment of inertia.   Significant weight was pared off the alloy wheels through intensive Finite Element Analysis of wall thicknesses.   The engine cooling radiators were mounted at the rear. as close to the engine as possible. to minimize the pipework. the fluids contained within them. and therefore weight. They were also mounted in car line to minimize vehicle width.

The McLaren MP4-12C design follows similar principles to McLaren's Formula 1 cars. and the legendary McLaren F1. where everything is for a reason and all lines. surfaces. and details are designed with a job in mind as much as styled. This ensures that the 12C communicates its engineering through its styling and will remain timeless as a piece of automotive design.  

The 12C's body has been styled to support sector-leading levels of downforce; downforce that then subsequently contributes to sector-leading levels of lateral grip and stability. Air flow has been managed to support all performance figures and light weight targets.


The designer's challenge is to then take that styling purpose driven by engineering aspirations and add personality. That's why the air scoops resemble the McLaren logo in form. as do other features around the car.  

The McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a twin-turbocharged. 3. 8 litre 90-degree V8 engine – the 'M838T'. 'M838T' is a unique McLaren power unit. developed specifically for the 12C. It is compact. lightweight. very stiff. and offers an uncompromising combination of very high performance and good drivability. with excellent economy.   The 'M838T' features dual variable valve timing and produces around 600bhp and 600Nm of torque.  A dry sump and flat plane crankshaft allow the engine to be placed extremely low in the chassis thereby lowering the center of gravity and improving handling responses. It also features composite cam covers and intake manifolds. which reduce weight and heat transmission into the charge air. as well as Nikasil-coated aluminum liners for further weight reduction. The 'M838T'revs to 8. 00rpm. has quick transient throttle response and delivers its abundant torque throughout the rev range. A staggering 80 per cent of torque is available at below 2. 00rpm. ensuring great drivability and no need to floor the throttle to deliver performance. The sound of the engine has been thoroughly engineered through exhaust manifold design and tuning of the exhaust and intake systems to deliver a unique engine note.   The high level exhaust pipes exit through a mixing box. rather than a conventional and heavy silencer box. All parts of the exhaust system up to the mixing box feature sandwich layer heat-shielding that helps reduce heat from the engine bay. In just an 18mm gap. exhaust gas temperatures reduce from 900OC to 300OC.

The engine drives the rear wheels through two wet clutches and a McLaren-developed seven speed Seamless Shift dual clutch gearbox (SSG).   The Seamless Shift technology offers variable programs ranging from 'normal' for road use and 'sport' for quicker changes still. right up to a lightning quick high performance mode. In addition an 'automatic' mode. 'launch control' and 'winter' modes can be selected. the latter changing all electronic functions to suit low friction conditions and delivering maximum driver aid and support.


The 12C's SSG is a development on the automated and sequential manual gearboxes with paddle shifts that proliferate in the car market today. The character of the transmission will engage even experienced drivers with its responsiveness and its contribution to the whole dynamic package.   With minimal torque loss. there is none of the lurch. hesitation or unpredictability that characterize traditional automated-manual transmission systems.

Gears are changed using a Formula 1 style rocker shift that pivots in the center of the steering wheel. It is actuated on either side of the steering wheel (pulling right changes up. pulling left down).   As with the McLaren Formula 1 car. a shift can be actuated either by pulling or by pushing on the rocker. The rocker moves with the steering wheel. rather than being mounted on the steering column. so that if a gear change is needed while lock is being applied the driver does not have to fumble around to change gear.  

The rocker itself incorporates an innovative feature created by McLaren engineers called Pre-Cog. The name stands for pre-cognition. literally 'foreknowledge'. The rocker on the 12C has two positions with a slightly different feel for each. The driver applies first pressure to the rocker and it informs the gearbox to get ready to swap ratios. thereby saving time – latency – between the message being sent and the gearbox being primed to act. The second pressure confirms that the gear should be changed and the torque handover is completed in milliseconds.   What Pre-Cog actually does is initiate the shift process by priming the clutch and torque handover – it takes significant time out of the process.

The suspension for the McLaren MP4-12C breaks new ground. offering hitherto unseen levels of roll control and grip (an almost flat cornering attitude. depending on the program selected).   Although such track-like responses would normally imply a rock-hard ride. the 12C delivers compliance and ride comfort more akin to an executive saloon car. The mix of occupant cosseting and sporting potential is truly unique. The 12C offers the driver both class-leading ride comfort and class-leading performance.

The whole chassis package produces not only a unique relationship between ride and handling. but also astonishing lateral grip and outstanding traction. The 12C is poised and balanced whether negotiating high or low speed corners. during direction changes. under heavy or light braking and on tightening or opening corners.   The trick behind blending such opposing objectives lies in the innovative Proactive Chassis Control system. uncompromised geometry. and weight distribution.  

The suspension is based on double wishbones with coil springs. The dampers are interconnected hydraulically and provide adaptive responses depending on both road conditions and driver preference.   The Proactive system features adjustable roll control which replaces the mechanical anti-roll bars that have been a standard feature of road cars since time immemorial. It allows the car to maintain precise roll control under heavy cornering while decoupling the suspension in a straight line for excellent wheel articulation and compliance.  

There are three suspension modes that are selected on the Active Dynamics Panel.  As with the powertrain adjustment. there is a 'normal'. a 'sport' mode and a high performance mode which adjusts numerous parameters in the system.  Not only is the Proactive suspension a unique application that delivers absolute benefits to driver and passenger. but it is also another example of McLaren's drive to achieve all-round performance goals from core engineering targets.  

The powertrain packaging also contributes to the 12C's handling prowess.   The engine is mounted low down in order to lower the center of gravity while the radiators are rear-mounted and reduce weight by saving on long piping to and from the engine (and the fluids they would hold). The value of rear-mounted radiators is key to the 12C's handling and balance. The more weight that can be concentrated within the wheelbase and towards the center of gravity. the lower the polar moment of inertia. thereby improving corner turn in.

Another feature that helps the 12C to handle at a new level is a development of an electronic system used by McLaren's 1997 MP4/12 Formula 1 car. – Brake Steer.  In essence. it is a system that brakes the inside rear wheel when the car is entering a corner too quickly to make the desired radius. Under normal circumstances the front would wash away wide of the apex the driver wants to touch: in other words. the car is in a state of understeer.   Brake Steer manages the tendency of a car to wash out and brings its nose back on line. It assesses the steering angle to determine the driver's intended course and applies the inside rear brake to increase yaw rate and resume the desired course.   The system also works on acceleration out of a corner when the inside rear has a tendency to spin. allowing the driver to put power down more quickly. It controls what a limited slip differential would do and obviates the need for such a complex and heavy unit. thus saving more valuable pounds.

The standard brakes for the 12C reduce overall vehicle and unsprung mass. McLaren has developed a composite braking system that uses a forged aluminum bell that attaches to the cast iron disc. This solution maintained the excellent brake feel of a cast iron disc while saving 8 kg. Carbon ceramic brakes will be available as an option. offering fade-free braking performance during high performance driving. but the standard composite brake system is actually lighter than the larger carbon ceramic units.

The design of the standard cast alloy wheels (19' front. 20' rear) was driven by McLaren's light weight objectives: the light weight styling was agreed in concept. then the wheel was tuned using Finite Element Analysis to take a further 4 kg out of the wheels. Pirelli tires have been developed in conjunction with McLaren specifically for the 12C.  

An array of electronic aids is fitted to the 12C that will assist and protect the less-experienced driver. or when conditions challenge even the best. These include ABS. ESP. ASR traction control. Electronic Brake Distribution. Hill Hold and Brake Steer. The level of intervention varies according to the handling mode selected.

The McLaren MP4-12C has been designed around a demanding mechanical package that puts emphasis on aerodynamics. compact dimensions. performance and efficiency. practicality and comfort. Although the design of the 12C was driven by aerodynamics. it aims to remain contemporary and elegant throughout its lifetime as well as distinctive among its peers.

All the fins. vents and the flat underbody are there for a reason. No styling addenda have been incorporated for appeal or style alone. This aerodynamic purity explains why this car can hit top speed with great stability without resorting to tea tray wings or deep front air dams. The styling communicates the 12C's engineering integrity and technical benefits and it is this purity that makes the design timeless.

The 12C's face is dominated by large and distinctive air intakes and bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights inspired by the form of the McLaren logo. The McLaren logo itself also graces the bonnet of a car for the first time.  Illumination from the running lights bleeds into three distinctive gills just above the headlamps. The windscreen is deep and low for superb forward visibility and redolent of the McLaren F1: in wet weather it is swept by a single weight-saving pantograph wiper blade. as was the F1.

From the side. the 12C cannot be mistaken for another sports car. The dominant side air inlets act as turning vanes and help direct cooling air over the side radiators. This shape was designed and optimized using McLaren's extensive computational fluid dynamics capability. Likewise. the scalloped shoulders drive airflow to the airbrake. thereby enhancing its effectiveness in the aerodynamic package.

 

The other prevailing design characteristics are the dihedral doors (a hereditary gene from the McLaren F1). which has a clear purpose. like every other element of McLaren's design ethos.   The concept of dihedral doors is simply to allow the driver and passenger to get into and out of the car as easily as possible as well as allowing a smaller door opening than would otherwise be necessary.   The simple act of moving the door forward and upwards invites the driver to step across the sill and sit in the car more easily. In tighter parking situations. dihedral doors allow ingress and egress in a situation where another car has parked too closely. In traditional door systems a huge parking space is necessary to permit the doors to open wide enough.   With its single hinge. the dihedral doors offer weight-saving features and are unique to the McLaren brand. As is the unique handle-free door entry system.  

The 12C's rear is unique. It has an aggressive. business-like appearance with its downforce-optimized rear diffuser. The exhaust pipes exit high and in the center of the car and the rear end is open to ensure efficient evacuation of hot air from the engine bay. The engine itself is visible through the top deck. The LED tail light clusters do not dominate the rear and are hidden behind horizontal black bars. They are only visible when illuminated: the two upper bars light up as LED brake lights and turn indicators.  

Aerodynamic efficiency drove the 12C's design. High downforce helps maintain traction. cornering ability and stability while low drag aids top speed and acceleration. It has a completely flat underbody and smooth upper body surfaces to yield a highly effective drag coefficient and generate very high levels of balanced downforce at high speed.   A nose splitter gives more downforce at the front while guide vanes near the front and rear wheels help to increase downforce with minimal drag penalty and direct air towards the all-important diffuser at the rear.

The active Airbrake is another innovation that made its debut on the F1 supercar and was also incorporated into the SLR. It deploys hydraulically under braking. or when the driver wants to trim the car for increased downforce by using a switch on the Active Dynamics Panel.   Under braking. a piston operated by transmission hydraulics raises the Airbrake to a certain angle. Once a small amount of wing angle is pushed into the airflow. the center of aerodynamic pressure forces the bottom of the 'wing' back. In this way. it raises the airbrake to maximum angle using the 'free' airflow rather than relying on another mechanical device.   The Airbrake moves the center of pressure of the 12C rearwards. whereas it would normally move forward under braking. It improves yaw stability under braking and allows the brakes to work more effectively due to increased downforce. It is also a weight-saving solution that took almost 50 per cent of weight out of the mechanism.  

Overall. the 12C is lower. shorter and narrower than key competitors. but has much shorter front and rear overhangs due to its longer wheelbase – a layout that promotes stability and assists handling response.

Packaging was fundamental to the McLaren MP4-12C design challenge. Externally. the car had to be compact. yet internally it had to offer an unparalleled driver and passenger environment where comfort and driving enjoyment at all levels were not compromised.  With the interior. we have created a real step forward in the packaging of a sports car. Moving the driver and passenger closer together improves driving control and moving the pedals improves the problem of wheel well intrusion. We also repackaged many of the major components that normally sit under the dashboard to allow for more space and a unique form. Packaging is one of the 12C's really strong points.   But the creativity of the interior design itself aimed to set new standards.  The whole focus was on making the 12C cockpit a uniquely comfortable and functional space. The design offers a symmetry that wraps around the occupants and makes them feel not only physically. but also emotionally comfortable.   The interior is extremely space efficient and is designed to accommodate adults in comfort. This has been partly achieved by the 7 inch touch screen telematics system oriented in 'portrait' mode. This is a first for the automotive industry and is more intuitive than 'landscape' orientation – we read down a page and our mobile telephones and other personal information devices are configured this way.  

This is one of the many reasons the 12C design is able to buck the trend towards ever wider sporting cars. The innovative information center provides all normal telematics functions such as audio. navigation and telephony. while providing some new features never before seen in a car. Meridian. the renowned producer of state-of-the-art sound systems. is developing its first ever in-car system for the 12C.

McLaren designers paid great attention to all-round visibility for both safety and driving precision.   The low cowl gives a full six degrees downward vision from eye height and. importantly. allows the driver a clear view of the front of the car. The view of the top of the front wings. with the highest point positioned directly above the center of the wheel. also facilitates perfect placement of the 12C in a corner. Rear vision is excellent too and an internal buttress with a rear three-quarter glass provides a clear rearward view.

The steering wheel is probably the most important sensory item for any driver. Apart from the feel and feedback from the front wheels. the actual grip and design of the wheel itself is paramount. The steering wheel is clean – there are no buttons to distract the driver. It also needs to be small and very tactile.   The steering wheel grip of the 12C is as technically precise as a McLaren racing driver's wheel.   This is because past Formula 1 championship-winning drivers' grips were modelled and scanned and the most effective feel and thickness of their wheels was replicated for a high performance road car.  

Such attention to detail is to be found throughout the McLaren 12C's interior and the car does not suffer an over-abundance of switches. knobs and dials.   The layout and ergonomics of the interior are aided by the 12C's packaging. The driver and passenger sit closer together. giving the driver a better feeling of control for placing the car on the road accurately as well as leaving more room between the driver and the door panel. This allows not only more space for arm movements during hard driving. but also provides space for an additional 'door console'.

 

The interior features climate controls on each door console. telematics on the upper center console. Active Dynamics Panel on the middle center console. transmission and minor controls on the tunnel console. and trip computer and cruise controls on steering column.   As such. all groups of controls have their own place and are accessible within a hand's distance from the steering wheel. The instrument cluster has a large central tachometer and digital speed readout. Behind the steering wheel (and moving with it) is a Formula 1-inspired rocker for changing gears. It has been engineered to deliver a Formula 1 feel. The science of feel has been applied to all the controls in order to generate a consistent and high quality feel. All the controls are designed exclusively by McLaren. and not a single one has come from the parts bin of another manufacturer.

The Active Dynamics Panel provides two rotary switches and four push buttons: 'Start/Stop'. 'Active' activates all the dynamic controls. 'Winter' sets powertrain. suspension and electronic aids to maximum driver support. and 'Launch' initiates the launch control system.
The two rotary switches control 'powertrain' and 'handling'. each having three position settings for normal. sport and high performance driving modes.  'Powertrain' changes throttle response. gearbox strategy. shift times and impulse (how much one can feel the gear change). the coaxial 'Manual' button controls use of manual gearbox functions. and 'Handling' changes stability control. steering weight. suspension firmness and roll stiffness. The coaxial 'Aero' button allows the driver to deploy the airbrake for increased downforce.   The supportive. light weight seat is comfortable and electrically-adjustable for height. There is plenty of stowage space in the car with a shelf behind the seats big enough for small bags and a 'floating' center console that leaves space beneath for a large storage container.  

The interior's simplicity belies a world-class level of comfort and safety features that will include a full quota of airbags. fully automatic dual zone climate control. sophisticated telematics and audio systems. parking sensors. trip computer. cruise control and electric memory seats.

In summary. motor racing began the McLaren story. but the latest chapter sees the company take that inspiration and develop it further on the road – and track.





THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THIS GORGEOUS PRISTINE “AS NEW” MP4-12C WITH ITS MANY OPTIONS. THAT WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF DRIVING PLEASURE AND IMMENSE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.

 

 

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Vehicle Condition:

THIS McLAREN IS AS PERFECT COSMETICALLY AND MECHANICALLY AS IT CAN BE!

THIS MP4-12C HAS BEEN LOVINGLY CARED FOR SINCE NEW.   EVERYTHING OPERATES AS NEW.   THIS IS A VEHICLE THAT ANYONE WOULD BE PROUD TO SHOW IN ANY SHOW. ANYWHERE. AND THIS McLAREN DRIVES LIKE NEW.

THIS McLAREN IS SURE TO DELIGHT EVEN THE MOST DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR!

 

 

Terms of Sale

 

BIDS ARE BINDING.   IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. PLEASE ASK THEM PRIOR TO BIDDING.

 

A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.   THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.

 

THE VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN CARMEL. CA AND THE SELLER WILL GLADLY MAKE THE VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION.   SELLER IS WILLING TO ASSIST WINNING BIDDER IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY.   HOWEVER. ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORT & DELIVERY ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER BY THE WINNING BIDDER.

 

I AM LISTING THIS AMAZING 2012 McLAREN MP4-12C FOR ITS PRIVATE OWNER!  THE VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN CARMEL. CALIFORNIA AND WILL BE SHIPPED FROM THAT LOCATION.    TITLE WILL BE TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER TO THE WINNER OF THIS AUCTION.   I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND TROUBLE FREE TRANSACTION.   EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THIS VEHICLE AND DISCLOSE ANY KNOWN DEFECTS.   THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD “AS-IS”.   IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO HAVE INSPECTED OR TO HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED BY A THIRD PARTY. TO HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF/HERSELF AS TO THE CONDITION AND VALUE. AND TO BID BASED SOLELY UPON THAT JUDGMENT.   I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL MISSTATEMENTS OR REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED.

  Seller reserves the right to end this auction early due to prior sale. and to reject bids from anyone with Zero or Negative feedback.   If you do not have a good positive feedback rating. please contact me by telephone or email to discuss your intentions and ability to pay for the car if you are the winning bidder.

 

THIS VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN CARMEL. CA. AND IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS VEHICLE.

EMAIL OR CALL STEVE:

Stevekr2000@aol. com

 

(818) 340-4700

 

All questions will be gladly answered!



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