|The moment you realise the McLaren technology centre is |
shaped like their logo...
Now obviously I do already have some pre-programmed love for the company; I'm British and so are they. As a result, I'm always interested in what's coming up and I really like the look of their machines (though that view is not shared by many other people, it seems). However, even I will admit that the F1 creator is missing a magic sparkle these days...
Back in 2010, McLaren decided to throw themselves into the deep end and release the MP4-12C. This was a mainstream supercar (if there ever is such a thing) with a 3.8L V8 turbo with a punchy 592 bhp. In the supercar world, that is fairly safe and mainstream. So why did this cause McLaren to go straight into the deep end? Enter the Ferrari 458 Italia.
|"It's over 9000!"|
Despite making an insane combined power output of 903 bhp, some of you may be surprised to know that the P1 uses the same engine as the 12C, albeit with slightly modified parts. The P1's secret weapon is an electric motor which works alongside engine to help achieve the crazy power output, but also delivers instant low down torque where the turbos can't deliver. You can imagine this thing is pretty damn fast. I dare anyone to say this machine is heartless.
More recently, the 650S has been announced, which is essentially a McLaren 12C with a P1 nose glued on. Think of it as a facelift to the 12C and you're pretty much there. But what's with the crappy names, McLaren? Try and come up with a sexy name, just for your old pal Jack.
If McLaren Were A Colour, They Would Be Beige Reviewed by Jack Cooper on 15:38 Rating: