McLaren Cape Town is nearing it’s fresh new launch in Jan/Feb 2015. This is me in their Mclaren 12c. Join their community on Facebook here and check out their website here.
The address of the new branch:
Next to the Aston Martin Showroom at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
More about the Car
Drawing on the company’s long-standing Formula 1 experience, McLaren have produced the first pure McLaren production road car – the MP4-12C.
Daytona Group is the retail partner in South Africa with a state of the art showroom and aftersales facility based in Rivonia Road in Sandton.
McLaren have a history of defining moments including winning 1 in every 4 Formula 1 Grand Prix they have ever entered, the launch of the world’s fastest road car, the now iconic McLaren F1 in 1993, and Lewis Hamilton becoming the youngest Formula 1 World Champion in the 2008 season.
More recent defining moments include the return of McLaren to racing outside of Formula 1 with 20 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 cars being sold to privateer race teams due to compete in Europe in 2012, plus the launch of the new, £40 million McLaren Production Centre adjacent to the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) which will eventually produce up to 4000 cars per year.
The McLaren MP4-12C features a revolutionary carbon fibre chassis structure, the Carbon MonoCell: the first time a car in this market segment has been based around such a strong and lightweight racing car engineering solution and the first time any car has ever featured a one-piece moulded carbon fibre structure.
This step change in sports car design means that the 12C introduces new standards not just in handling, ride and outright performance, but also safety, economy and practicality in an already competitive sector.
A high-performance two-seat mid-engine model in the ‘core’ sports car market segment, starting from R3.2M, the 12C is pure McLaren featuring no carryover parts from any other car.
When it comes to power, the 12C is equipped with a bespoke McLaren ‘M838T’ 3.8 litre, V8 twin-turbo engine producing around 600PS, driving through a McLaren seven speed Seamless Shift dual clutch gearbox (SSG). Consequently, the 12C can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 3.1 seconds, and on to a top speed of 330 kph.
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