About McLaren MP4-12C
The McLaren MP4-12C shares more than its name with a Formula 1 car. It also borrows the same trick its namesake used to cheat during the 1997 Formula 1 season. McLaren gave that car a second brake pedal in order to prevent it from under-steering during fast cornering. While the supercar only has one brake pedal, McLaren simulated the twin-brake system by allowing the MP4-12C to selectively brake its inside rear wheel while exiting sharp corners at high speed without suffering under-steers. Everything about the 12C is sublime. Its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission takes the carbon fiber, mid-engine supercar from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds and to a top speed of 205 mph. Its dihedral doors fold up like the wings of an insect, and its bespoke interior is the very definition of lap of luxury. You can find the McLaren MP4-12C in the large inventory of supercars on eBay. The 12C is the stuff of every gearhead's dream; and while you wait to take delivery of the real thing, you can get a McLaren MP4-12C 1/43 model car to tide you over.