McLaren MP4-12C is 2012 Middle East Car of the Year image

The McLaren MP4-12C has been recently named the 2012 Middle East Car of the Year during the 2012 Middle East Motor Awards.

The British based automaker has started deliveries of the MP4-12C approximately a year ago and since then the company has already launched the convertible version, the 12C Spyder, and it’s also working on a successor of the iconic F1, the so-called P1, which was officially presented to the public for the first time in Paris a couple of months ago. But the work of the carmaker has managed to bring it one more award, with the MP4-12C being named the 2102 Middle East Car of the Year.

“To win ‘Best Supercar’ in the Middle East is an amazing achievement coming in our very first full year as a luxury sports car manufacturer. But to win the overall ‘Car of the Year’ title is unbelievable”, said the company’s regional director for Middle East and Africa, Mark Harrison.

As a reminder, the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine which is generating 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 supercar to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds, before stopping at its 205 mph top speed. McLaren actually says that the Corsa tire option cuts down 0.2 seconds from the 0 to 62 mph acceleration time. The MP4-12C can do a quarter mile in 10.9 seconds at 134 mph.