We recently spent a week detailing the new McLaren MP4-12C and what a piece of engineering marvel this one is. Whilst the Ferrari 458 is evocative in it's styling and handling, the MP4-12C is pure technical prowess. Right down to the way it's technology powers the car and keeps it in control. Impressive is a mild understatement.
From any angle, the car is indeed aggressively styled. It seems to have design elements from nature's aqua-marine creatures...
Our Signature Series detailing took care of the paintwork producing an extremely high-gloss finish and treated with our renowned hydrophobic coating system for fuss-free all-weather protection.
The interior is a design study in itself with turbines for a/c vents and minimalist centre console.
The cabin is a luxurious blend of nappa leather, alcantara and carbon-fibre. All of which were treated with a combination of our popular 5-stage leather-feed system, Alcantara-Guard system along with the carbon-fibre sections being buffed to perfection and protected with our in-house coating system.
Paint quality was generally acceptable for a supercar but it seemed to have issues near the engine where the intense heat from the turbocharged block caused the painted section below the engine cover to melt.
The butterfly-doors are a feature for the MP4-12C and works in dramatic fashion. The swinging movement feels lighter than the Lamborghini's scissor-doors to operate as is the cool but gimmicky touch-sensitive door lever mechanism.
It's not difficult to somehow appreciate the rather organic and symmetrical cues of the McLaren as they seem to be strikingly avant-garde yet oddly-familiar. You'll have to sit in one up-close to understand it.
The integrated LED tail lamps look absolutely sublime...
MP4-12C - The Shark.
The powerful mid-mounted twin-turbocharged M838T 3.8-litre V8 engine packs a 592 horsepower punch and the exhaust note certainly rumbles with character.
Detailing her for a week makes you realise how compact the MP4-12C's dimensions are relative to other supercars but she certainly stands out with a distinctive design language which is impressive.
Hope you enjoyed the photos!