McLaren MP4-12C (2011)

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The first McLaren production car designed and built since the iconic F1 thirteen years prior, the MP4-12C, now simply known as the 12C, is designed without compromise and is engineered to perfection. Every line, every surface and every detail of the 12C’s design followed McLaren’s form follows function philosophy; every piece had a purpose, enhancing the car’s performance and the thrill of the drive. A pure McLaren, the 12C’s innovative design and Formula 1 inspired technologies makes it one of the most versatile and potent supercars on the road. The carbon fibre MonoCell, which had debuted in the McLaren F1, remains at the heart of the 12C in a developed form, using the unrivalled knowledge, experience and success acquired from racing in Formula 1. The 12C incorporates McLaren’s learnings gleaned from the track, such as Brake Steer, which managed traction when cornering at speed, and Proactive Chassis Control, designed to address the conflicting objectives of dynamic handling and a comfortable ride. Aided by this technology and its 616 bhp mid-mounted 3.8 litre twin turbocharged V8 engine, the 12C can launch to 62mph (100km/h) in just 3.1 seconds, onwards to a top speed of 207mph (333km/h).

Hundreds of advanced computational fluid dynamics, weeks of wind tunnel testing and an obsession with perfection created the technically beautiful and performance focused contours, creating an aerodynamic work of art. The 12C’s 3-stage, Formula 1 inspired paint technology is mixed and applied by hand. Finished to perfection, McLaren ensures the colour, tint and finish of each 12C’s paintwork was flawless, accentuating every line, curve and contour of the body. The specialist Pirelli tyres are light but tough, ensuring maximum grip in any condition the 12C is placed in.

This fine 1:8 scale model of the McLaren 12C is presented in Volcano Orange, as unveiled at the car’s global launch in 2011. It has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops using detailed colour and material specifications, and original CAD data supplied directly from McLaren Automotive. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation. Every Amalgam 1:8 scale model is supplied in a luxury black presentation box and mounted on a carbon fibre or leather base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover. The model title, original branding and edition number are displayed on polished stainless steel plaques mounted at the front end of the base.

The McLaren MP4-12C is limited to just 199 pieces.


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