After the official letter to the customers, McLaren released the details and specs of the updated MP4-12C supercar. As expected, the 2013MY McLaren MP412-C comes with a 25 PS power increase, which means that the total output delivered by the engine is 625 PS or 616 hp. The vehicle uses the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, while the CO2 emissions remaini at just 279 g/km, and fuel economy recorded at 24.2 mpg (combined).
The engine is mated to the 7-speed SSG transmission and is capable to push the MP4-12C from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.1 same as the 2012MY. The difference is seen on the sprint from 0 to 124 mph (200km/h) which is made in 8.8 seconds (2012MY made it in 8.9 seconds) and at the sprint from 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h) which is made in 26.5 (with 1 second faster than the 2012MY). Top speed was also increased from 205 mph (330 km/h) to 207 mph or 333 km/h.
Moreover, the 2013 MP4-12C features an innovative Intake Sound Generator (ISG) capable to control the engine intake noise within the cabin. The driver will be able the select the level of engine noise delivered in each mode through an electronic menu accessible via the instrument cluster.
The new model also features a new door entry system as a small button mounted on each door replaces the touch sensor system. The headlight activation settings offering the ‘Auto-lights’ model will switch on the headlights when rain is detected by the windshield. The Climate Control System was also modified offering the ’Auto Lo’ functionality, enabling the desired cabin temperature to be reached in the quietest way possible.
The 2013MY McLaren MP4-12C will also brings a new color called Volcano Yellow and a new set of 5-spoke wheels. Standard Silver, optional Stealth and eye-catching Diamond Cut finishes are available on this new wheel design, as well as forged wheel designs available to order from the existing range.
The interior will receive an exclusive interior trim with a higher quality and more naturally textured leather. The piping finish will be in Carbon Black unless requested in McLaren Orange, Harissa Red or Stone Grey. One Touch Seat Return is an added function of optional heated and electric seats for new cars, and will be available as an update to existing vehicle.
McLaren will offer Vehicle Lift, a system available as an option, which can raise the car by up to 40mm at the front and 25mm at the rear, and may remain in position at up to 60kph. The McLaren badge, which carries the official moniker ‘Speed Marque’, will be modified and available in two different new finishes.
The following package of specification upgrades will be offered to every current 12C owner at zero cost to the customer: M838T engine power increased to 625PS; Revised calibration for 7-Speed SSG transmission; Programmable Intake Sound Generator; Headlights linked to rain sensor when in automatic mode; Easy-Exit electric seat function incorporating Seat Return (if specified); New Meridian audio equaliser settings (if specified). Oh yes, and the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C price starts from £176,000 in the UK.