McLaren launched a cool online configurator for the MP4-12C supercar


McLaren made available for shoppers or wannabe shoppers of its online configurator for the McLaren LP4-12C supercar. Whether you have the money or just dreaming of one day owning a McLaren LP4-12C supercar, the online configurator let you customize the McLaren LP4-12C to your taste. Sorry, pink exterior color is not available.

The new 2011 McLaren LP4-12C supercar gets its power from the M838T 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine, which produces around 600 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 mph is in 3.2 seconds with a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch transmission, and that is the same time as the Porshe 918 Spyder. Top speed of the McLaren LP4-12C is at around 200 mph, and with expected quarter mile in approximately 11 seconds.

Worth mentioning, the 1997 McLaren F1 can sprint from 0 – 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and a quarter mile time in 11.5 seconds. Top speed of the McLaren F1 is shattering at 240 mph.

The McLaren MP4-12C supercar weighs in at about 2,870 pounds, and that is about 530 pounds heavier than its brethren the McLaren F1. Still, it’s pale in comparison to the Bugatti Veyron at 4,162 pounds. The unique light-weight of the McLaren MP4-12C is due to the use of the carbon-fiber monocoque frame and a smaller V8 engine.

Sales begin in the first quarter of 2011, so head to McLaren Automotive and configure yourself one.