NEWS: Feature Flick: McLaren MP4-12C Takes to the Dunes

May 24, 2012
2012 McLaren MP4 12C Front Three Quarter Desert
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To celebrate the launch of McLaren in the Middle East, the British marque whipped up a video that tantalizes and delights with the MP4-12C touring in and around Abu Dhabi and the Yas Marina circuit. McLaren will be opening retail stores in six Middle East cities; and with McLaren of Abu Dhabi opening for business, the automaker made this video of the supercar in the desert landscape. We can only hope that it will do the same when its shops open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Dubai, U.A.E.; Doha, Qatar; Manama, Bahrain; and Kuwait City, Kuwait. In this clip, we are treated to the MP4's sonorous exhaust note from the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, which is rated for 592 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Dressed in Volcano Orange, we see the MP4 traversing undulating roads through the desert dunes, city streets in Abu Dhabi, and running laps on the Yas Marina Circuit. Check out the not-quite-five-minute video below. Source: YouTube

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