McLaren MP4-12C (2011)


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With its final design unveiled in September 2009 and a launch in mid-2011, the MP4-12C is the product of years of research, development and inspired design. As the sequel to the epic McLaren F1, the MP4-12C had rather large boots to fill. It is no coincidence that the ‘MP’ designation given to all McLaren Formula One cars was applied to this road-going model. As with the McLaren F1, the MP4-12C incorporates many learnings gleaned from the circuit such as carbon chassis construction (‘C’ stands for carbon in the car’s moniker) and ‘brake steer’; a concept where the inside rear wheel is braked through fast corners to reduce understeer.

The McLaren is powered through a mid-mounted new 3.8 litre V8 twin-turbo engine, which developed 592 brake horsepower at the time of its launch. The engine was designed and developed by Ilmor and Ricardo in conjunction with McLaren. Power from the engine is transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed shift dual-clutch gearbox, with preselect capability. McLaren claimed a top speed of 207 miles per hour for the MP4-12C. This model is presented in Volcano Orange, the colour in which the car was first shown at its global launch.

This fine 1:8 scale model of the McLaren 12C has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops using detailed colour and material specifications, and original CAD data supplied directly from the drawing office of McLaren. 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.

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