We have to thank the boys and girls from Car and Driver for this video. According to the description on YouTube, this footage was filmed somewhere in Utah, and after watching all 28 minutes we're thankful that there's nothing getting in the way of the beautiful landscape, awe-inspiring sunset and aural pleasure of the supercar. And we're also thankful for the demonstration of the McLaren MP4-12C and its active aerodynamics...

As you're surely aware, there's seemingly no end to well-shot automotive video on the Internet, with affable hosts, intriguing camera angles and even stunning special effects. But there seems to be a distinct lack of good, clean raw footage such as what was captured by Car and Driver in the video you'll see below, which makes us sad. Help cheer us all up by scrolling down below and reveling in the high-definition beauty that unfolds.


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      AndrewH
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think I've driven than route. In an Altima. Probably not quite as fun...
      fragilecow
      • 2 Years Ago
      Starts off in heading west on UT-24 in Capitol Reef National Park, and then takes a right heading south UT-12. Just drove the same roads, but in the opposite direction on Sunday, sadly I saw no McLaren :-(
        stecki3d
        • 2 Years Ago
        @fragilecow
        thanks! i was wondering where this was so i can go drive it, looks beautiful! sadly, i have no MP4-12C to bring...
        fragilecow
        • 2 Years Ago
        @fragilecow
        sorry, left on to UT-12.
          Edward
          • 2 Years Ago
          @fragilecow
          12 is one of the most funnest roads in the US. Great scenery, good pavement, little traffic. I've done most of it in my Miata, and it was a treat every time.
      LW
      • 2 Years Ago
      should have mounted the camera on the roof so we can see the road. Otherwise, there is only the landscape to see. Also, couldn't they afford a better camera setup? These gopros and its jello effect looks so amateurish. I mean, they use to mount real setups before all these budget cameras came about. Now their videos took a step back and is on par with the amateurs.
      VIPER94
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live in Utah, the southern red-rock is really a landscape that never ceases to amaze. Not to mention that and the fact they're doing it in the ideal road trip supercar.
      Love Great Danes
      • 2 Years Ago
      well that was about the most boring video i have seen here
      Sig Bear Jamison
      • 2 Years Ago
      For more Raw vids check out http://youtu.be/6kn4o2djOhY MaihamMedia does some great work...
      thorstarian
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice sound, Bad view!!!
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      I take this route on my GSA all the time. I'd be happy to try it in a McLaren some day. . . Utah has everything that I love: skiing, mountain biking, camping, national parks, low cost of living. But this is about a car, I get it. I love that, too.
      SPcamert
      • 2 Years Ago
      I totally understand why they made this video and don't get me wrong I'd love to see more, but it brought up an interesting question: Why is it that when some "amateur" posts a video of themselves going way too fast on public roads we're all in the same "They're clearly an idiot and they're going to kill themselves" camp, but when an automotive journalist does the same thing (I'm assuming this car was NOT travelling at or under the speed limit for most of this video, though I can't be sure of course) we're all okay with it? Again, don't get me wrong, I am all for more videos like this, but I just couldn't help but wonder, if the cops saw this and attempted to prosecute would we all be upset that someone was getting in trouble for doing what is essentially their job or would be say they had it coming? Also, if this car was on a road with no speed limit or this was sanctioned by the police can I please join the ranks of automotive journalists so I can do this? Because damn, it looked fun.
      svt2399
      • 2 Years Ago
      The sound is intoxicating...would love to really have heard the motor really get rung out. Otherwise the video is pretty tame (read boring) with not much to look at. Would have been cooler to mount camera on roof in front so you could see road and hood of car as it drove
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @svt2399
        Episode 1 of Top Gear season 18 has some good MP4-12C sounds from a romp through a tunnel.
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