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McLaren pulls the plug on the MP4-12C

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McLaren pulls the plug on the MP4-12C

McLaren has officially announced the production stop of the MP4-12C because the model in question will be replaced by the recently unveiled 650S.

The McLaren 650S has started a lot of rumors when it was unveiled last month, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but these have recently shattered, as the carmaker has announced the production stop of the MP4-12C, and this basically means that the new supercar will replace the previous one. The 650S was seen, by the public, as a facelifted version of the MP4-12C and most have stated that the presence of both supercars in production meant cannibalization.

McLaren has an upgrade package for the 650S, named the Technology Upgrade, and this has the Active Aero function which can activate the air brake. Besides this, the carmaker is also offering the multimedia IRIS system, with Android, which has been revised, while the DAB radio and the rearview camera are available for an extra price. The McLaren 650S has a 3.8 liter V8 engine under its hood, rated at 641 HP (478 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 3 seconds and top speed stands at 333 km/h (207 mph).

The McLaren MP4-12C has been in production since 2011 and it has been assembled in Woking, Surrey, England. This was a rear mid-engined and rear-wheel drive supercar, coming with a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine under its hood. The total output produced stood at 592 HP (441 kW) and 601 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. The unit was connected to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration took 3.1 seconds and top speed was 333 km/h (207 mph).

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, April 7th, 2014 - filed under Industry, McLaren, News, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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