Just 6700 miles from new. Modern design, beautiful bodylines, and outrageous performance. Freshly delivered from dealer service. Desirable colors with contrasting stitching and matching calipers.
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2012 McLaren MP4-12C
McLaren Orange with Full Leather Interior
Among the most sought-after performance sports cars ever created, the modern-day McLaren has become a premium sports car offering world class technology and exceptional performance. The first of their fully developed efforts, the F1, have risen to $20 million dollar price points, not just for their amazing performance but for the superlative build quality and exceptional engineering. No other contemporary performance car has achieved such a level of value. In 2007, development began on the McLaren MP4-12C with a keen eye on producing a sports car with supercar capabilities and state of the art technology.
Utilizing a carbon fiber composite chassis, the McLaren Carbon MonoCell tub incorporated multiple fiber weaving layered at precisely the right geometry and thicknesses to maximize strength and reduce weight. The carbon tub was fused to an extruded alloy subframe forming the rear of the car. The lightweight platform positioned the longitudinally mounted twin-turbocharged 3.8 L V8 engine midship. This all-alloy engine utilized a dry sump lubrication system to aid in weight reduction and keep the engine at a low profile. The engine. based on a Tom Walkinshaw developed race unit, delivered nearly 600 hp. Mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the MP4-12C performance was jaw-dropping, arriving at 60mph just 3 seconds after launch. Even experienced performance car drivers immediately recognized that this exceptional car was a game changer for leaders like Ferrari and Lamborghini. In addition to the amazing power in the MP4-12C, the car was outfitted with McLaren ProActive Chassis Control, open differential with Brake Steer, Stability control modes, ABS, traction control, ESC, and launch control. Interior amenities included Infotainment central screen, Meridian Sound System and Active dynamic control panel.
The unique and refined body design was penned by Frank Stephenson who designed the car to reflect the heritage of the F1 but also capture a fresh look for this groundbreaking McLaren. Utilizing carbon fiber for the body, massive twin side air intakes draw the eye into the wide rear fenders, concealing the twin-turbo engine. Dihedral opening doors added another touch to the visually stunning exterior design. A series of options were offered for each of these unique cars when production began officially in 2011. Though sales were strong both in Europe and the US, MP4-12C production ceased in 2014, replaced by the McLaren 650C. Though official company numbers have never been released, it is estimated that approximately 3,500 units were produced worldwide with fewer than 1,500 cars delivered to the US.
This striking example was delivered May 31, 2012, to McLaren Beverly Hills and sold to the first owner who had it regularly serviced at McLaren Beverly Hills. At 49 miles, matte black wrap was added to selected areas as well as clear protection film to various front surfaces and clear protective film to the windshield. At 1,657 miles the car was updated at the dealership with a front skid plate kit and tire spoiler inserts. In 2013, the current consigning owner purchased the car with approximately 6,000 miles indicated on the odometer. The owner, a well-known San Francisco based collector who has owned several Cobras, a Formula 1 car, and many SCCA GT1 class wins, and participation in the 24 Hours of Daytona, had the car regularly serviced by authorized McLaren specialists including McLaren authorized software updates, clutch cooler service kit, a 50k service, regular oil changes, a new Lithium-Ion battery, and a Gen2 battery upgrade kit performed at 6,300 miles. At 6,500 miles the passenger front airbag was replaced as part of a McLaren recall campaign. In October 2021 the car received an oil and filter change at McLaren, San Francisco, CA. Service history and invoices including the most recent oil and filter change, are located in the “documents” section for this car.
Finished in stunning exterior extra-cost option McLaren Orange, and optional full leather interior, the following additional options were installed on the car adding more than $40,000 to the original sticker price:
Exterior Special Paint – McLaren Orange
Body Color Splitter
Carbon Fiber Exterior Mirror Castings
Carbon Fiber Turning Vanes
Lightweight Forged Wheels – Stealth Finish
Cast Iron Brakes – McLaren Orange Calipers
Full Leather Interior
Carbon Black/Carbon Black
Contrasting Stitching on Dashboard
Carbon Fiber Interior Upgrade
Electric & Heated Memory Seats (2)
Carbon Fiber Sill Panels
Premium Meridian Surround Sound Package
Parking Sensors (Front & Rear)
McLaren Branded Floor Mat Set
Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
Today this beautiful example of McLaren engineering and design presents in excellent condition. The vivid orange finish is visually striking from every view particularly contrasted by the optional black leather interior, dark glass, and carbon fiber accents. The glass, clear front lenses, taillights, carbon fiber side view mirrors, and exterior body trim are in excellent cosmetic condition. The paint is in excellent condition throughout with no notable flaws, other than a few minor lower edge scuff marks on the underside of the front air dam and underbody protective aero panels. All openings function as new, with excellent closure and proper panel gaps to the front and rear access panels. The dihedral doors open with an elegant up and outward swinging motion, allowing occupants easy entrance and exit entering over the wide carbon fiber structural tub door sills. There are no chips or scratches in the gorgeous expansive windshield, rear, or side glass. A minor paint chip is evident on the bottom trailing edge of the driver’s door, visible when the door opens at its widest point. The massive stealth-finish wheels and Pirelli P-Zero tires are in excellent condition. Tucked inside each wheel, the optional matching orange brake calipers deliver a competition touch to this formidable performance car.
Inside the car, the supple, factory fresh leather interior exhibits near new finishes throughout with soft-touch Alcantara accents on the top dash surfaces. All interior components have been beautifully maintained including smooth and supple leather trimmed seats, sculpted dash, and console materials, all of which present a competition-oriented cockpit with modern amenities, a nod to luxury, and state of the art technology. The seats are both beautifully made and very well suited to spirited driving or long-range cruising. The leather steering wheel is backed by selective paddle switchgear levers which offer instant shifting from the 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The dihedral doors open smoothly and easily, delivering a unique visual signature when arriving or departing any location. Carbon fiber interior accents, color accent stitching, and premium sound finish the interior with a high level of excellence. The front storage compartment appears essentially new offering space for soft luggage suitable for weekend getaways.
Under the rear deck, the engine has been meticulously maintained both mechanically and cosmetically, consistent with the original miles indicated on the odometer. Though not a great deal of the engine is exposed, the factory components, artfully crafted structural members, and engine hardware remain as new. The undercarriage of the car further supports the documented low miles with factory aerodynamic chassis pans in place. Suspension and various exposed components revealed in the underside are in excellent condition, with clean and detailed appearance.
Opening the impressive dihedral doors, the contrasting orange and black colors make for an impressive entrance into the driver’s seat. The inviting leather aroma and comfortable seating position deliver the perfect blend of performance and elegance. The car starts instantly with the press of a switch, conveying a snappy exhaust note, ready for action. Although the MP4-12C is a magnificent performance car, it is also surprisingly docile in daily traffic. Comfort and entertainment controls are easily reached, AC is quiet and effective, and the premium audio delivers impressive sound. On the open road, the MP4-12C delivers on all the promises of hypercar performance with split-second roll ups from entrance ramp velocity to highway speeds even under modest pedal pressure. Cornering and braking are breathtaking, coming down from high speeds smoothly and under magnificent evenly tracking brakes.
This beautiful McLaren MP4-12C is accompanied by a set of factory manuals with factory leather pouch, a factory battery charger, tire inflation kit, the factory window sticker, copies of service records since new, a McLaren car cover, and a spare remote key.
Unquestionably a premier performance car of the finest order, this remarkable supercar delivers everything that McLaren racing, performance, and superlative engineering has to offer. The unique blend of power and usability makes the McLaren MP4-12C the ideal sports car for enthusiasts who enjoy driving a visually impressive car with outstanding performance capabilities.
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