McLaren is planning an upgraded version of the MP4-12C for the 2014 model year, which will become more powerful.
With the brand new P1 receiving all the attention, the British based automaker McLaren has decided to upgrade the outgoing MP4-12C for the 2014 model year. The announcement hasn’t been made officially but according to the guys at Jalopnik, the supercar in question should get approximately 650 HP from the same 3.8 liter V8 engine. The figure will increase thanks to a number of upgrades which will be carried over from the P1. Additional details on the subject remain unknown for the moment and will probably be announced during one of the biggest car shows of the year, the Frankfurt Motor Show, in September.
As a quick reminder, the current McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine which is producing a total output of 592 horsepower at 7.000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 443 lb-ft available between 3.000 and 7.000 rpm. The engine is allowing the British supercar to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 205 mph. The Corsa tire option cuts down 0.2 seconds from the 0 to 62 mph acceleration time and the supercar can do a quarter mile in 10.9 seconds at 134 mph.