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McLaren makes MP4-12C improvements official, current owners offered free upgrade

by Jeff Sabatini (RSS feed) on Jun 8th, 2012 at 3:45PM

McLaren has confirmed the rumored improvements to its 2013 MP4-12C, which we can now refer to as the "616-horsepower British exotic." The revised model carries a $239,400 base price in the U.S., which does not include $2,400 in destination charges. The 25-horsepower bump to the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 is the biggest of the upgrades, but the MP4-12C also gets some transmission tweaks that result in "crisper throttle response and improved clutch control for gear changes that are both faster and smoother." McLaren says it has also changed the Intake Sound Generator so that the driver... Read More

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