2013 McLaren MP4-12C

Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe V8 man trans

Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe V8 man trans

Used 2013 Mclaren MP4-12C Values / Pricing

Suggested Retail Price
$239,400

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2013 McLaren MP4-12C
2013 McLaren MP4-12C

New For 2013

A year after relaunching its road-car business with the MP4-12C Coupe, McLaren has announced its second model, the MP4-12C Spider. The Spider’s power-retractable hard top can be raised or lowered in 17 seconds at speeds up to 19 mph. Also new this year: a power boost that increases the output of the turbocharged V-8 from 592 hp to 616 hp.

Overview

The British gentleman to Ferrari’s boisterous 458 Italia, the MP4-12C is a supercar with a measure of restraint. Its styling is far more understated than the Ferrari’s, but the McLaren houses technological innovations taken straight from Formula 1. Chief among them is its carbon-fiber construction. Its advanced suspension trades antiroll bars for a hydraulic system of interconnected dampers that almost completely eliminate unwanted body motions and at the same time allow this supercar to ride almost like a luxury car. Under heavy braking, an air brake deploys in the rear to help slow the vehicle. Rather than rely on displacement and revs, the 12C uses two turbochargers to boost power and keep fuel consumption in check. The 3.8-liter V-8 engine uses a flat-plane crank, like Ferrari’s V-8s, so the sound coming from the high-mounted rear exhausts is pure supercar, and a guttural intake honk dominates in the cabin. By the time the tach needle hits its 8500-rpm redline, the turbos are well out of lung capacity, but the MP4-12C sprints to 62 mph in as little as 3.1 seconds, and top speed is 207 mph. The interior is superbly finished and fabulously refined. This is a supercar that you could easily spend days in—whether beating on Ferraris at the track or running to the supermarket for that special bottle of olive oil.

Safety

The MP4-12C uses an ultra-strong carbon-fiber monocoque with aluminum crash structures bolted front and rear. It has front air bags, ABS, and traction and stability control, as well as a rear air brake actuated by transmission-fluid pressure.

You'll like:

  • Ferrari-beating performance
  • Exclusivity
  • Ultramodern construction

You won't like:

  • Unproven reliability
  • Restrained styling

Key Competitors For The 2013 McLaren MP4-12C

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • Ferrari 458 Italia
  • Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS
2013 McLaren 12C Spider Profile Drivers Side View In Motion Open
As was widely suspected, the introduction of the new McLaren 650S coupe and Spider means the end of the 12C supercar. McLaren will end production of the 12C (pictured), but plans to sate owners by giving them several free upgrades.
Mclaren Mp4 12c Convertible Driving Front
Among the 50 states, there are numerous picturesque destinations. Northern California is particularly known for its natural beauty, and for those in the know, the area has some great roads for testing out high-performance machinery. That's exactly what Epic Drives host Arthur St. Antoine did with the McLaren MP4 12C Spider in Marin County, getting a behind-the scenes look at some of the area's off-the-beaten-path attractions.
2013 McLaren 12C Front Passengers Three Quarters View Low
The Ferrari 458 Italia is one of the McLaren 12C supercar’s most direct rivals, and the introduction of the hardcore 458 Speciale has put McLaren on notice. A report from Autocar suggests that McLaren is working on an “enhanced” version of the 12C to better compete with Ferrari's sharpened 458 Speciale.
Mso 12c Concept Rear Three Quarters
In order to highlight the possibilities of the McLaren Special Operations in-house tuning arm, McLaren has revealed the MSO 12C concept that feature numerous upgrades over the already special McLaren 12C supercar. Many of these modifications are finished in carbon fiber, making for some weight savings over the already light, 3084-pound 12C.
2013 McLaren 12C Spider Front View
Somewhere in the Car Development chapter of the Automobile Product Planning Bible, it's written that small cars shall grow ever larger, that hulking SUVs shall grow ever manlier and that exotic cars shall grow ever more glamorous.

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2013 Mclaren MP4-12C Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.8L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
15 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
22 MPG
Horsepower:
616 hp @ 7500rpm
Torque:
442 ft lb of torque @ 3000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front (optional)
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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