McLaren Starts Customer Deliveries Of Tweaked MP4-12C This Week

2011 McLaren MP4-12C

You may know that McLaren Automotive has been forced to make tweaks to its MP4-12C ahead of the first customer deliveries to address a lack of “soul” that much of the press levelled at the car after driving early production vehicles.

Hacks thought the new McLaren lacked the “emotional experience” of its rival Ferrari 458 so put the Italia ahead on points, in spite of the fact that Woking’s first wholly developed car since the legendary F1 is, by almost any measure, an extraordinary achievement.  It just doesn’t feel it (or look it, some would say).

Well, the last of the pre-customer cars have been pounding the streets in order to ensure the new McLaren nails the driving experience and eagle eyed reader Richard Lishman spotted these two cars rested up after testing near Birmingham.

These cars are most likely sporting the new mods, which include a less sanitised driving experience through improved throttle response and a “fruiter” engine note, achieved through letting more of the noise from the 592bhp 3.8 litre V8  engine enter the car’s cabin.

Customer deliveries of the £168,500 supercar start this week.


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