2013 MCLAREN 12C COUPE: A standout in the Comcast Business Class Garage exhibit at the 105th Chicago Auto Show is the light orange 2013 McLaren 12C Coupe. The design of the car starts with the driver, and McLaren touts the 12C Coupe as “the most driver-focused sports car on the market.” The mid-engine, two passenger sports car creates 626 horsepower and 443 lb. ft. of torque from the 3.8 liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. All that power is directed to the 20-inch rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Weight-saving is an obsession at McLaren, starting with the compact downsized engine, which is combined with the new one-piece MonoCell cabon fiber composite chassis. The close position of the driver and passenger allows for a narrower, lighter body while giving improved visibility with a clearer perception of the car’s extremities. Inside the cockpit, the airbags, steering column and a significant number of interior components all mount to a single one-piece pressure die cast magnesium beam that is 75 percent lighter than steel. Consumers have a wide range of material and color options to personalize their car, including exclusive Semi-Aniline leather. With its low rate of weight to high horsepower/torque, the McLaren MP4-12C is capable of 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds, and can reach 205 mph top speed, all for an MSRP of $239,000.
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