The Truth About Cars » mp4-12c http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 What Can Alfa Romeo Learn From McLaren? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/what-can-alfa-romeo-learn-from-mclaren/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/what-can-alfa-romeo-learn-from-mclaren/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:58:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499745 If you read the title and mouthed “everything,” I can’t blame you, but please bear with me.  What can Alfa Romeo, the Italian former racing marque and the assumed quintessence of automotive passion, emotion, and physical beauty, learn from McLaren, the English Formula One mainstay and sometime purveyor of clinical, efficient supercars?  The two companies […]

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If you read the title and mouthed “everything,” I can’t blame you, but please bear with me.  What can Alfa Romeo, the Italian former racing marque and the assumed quintessence of automotive passion, emotion, and physical beauty, learn from McLaren, the English Formula One mainstay and sometime purveyor of clinical, efficient supercars?  The two companies […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/vellum-venom-2012-mclaren-mp4-12c/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/vellum-venom-2012-mclaren-mp4-12c/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:55:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434540   The MP4-12C has a wonderful backstory for those who love and admire the McLaren brand.  The McLaren F1’s instant Zeus-like status is a large part of the mystique, but not necessarily all of it.  That said, for everyone outside of this world (and price point) you are forgiven if you wouldn’t even consider this […]

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  The MP4-12C has a wonderful backstory for those who love and admire the McLaren brand.  The McLaren F1’s instant Zeus-like status is a large part of the mystique, but not necessarily all of it.  That said, for everyone outside of this world (and price point) you are forgiven if you wouldn’t even consider this […]

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Quote Of The Day: Veyron’ From The Truth Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/quote-of-the-day-veyron-from-the-truth-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/quote-of-the-day-veyron-from-the-truth-edition/#comments Mon, 12 Apr 2010 22:37:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352243 I know that they have to cut the car open to take the engine out. To make an engine in that configuration, you know, it doesn’t go around corners. When we did the race in Abu Dhabi, we beat it off the line so many times that the film crew was getting frustrated because the […]

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I know that they have to cut the car open to take the engine out. To make an engine in that configuration, you know, it doesn’t go around corners. When we did the race in Abu Dhabi, we beat it off the line so many times that the film crew was getting frustrated because the […]

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Gallery: The McLaren MP4-12C Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/gallery-the-mclaren-mp4-12c-engine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/gallery-the-mclaren-mp4-12c-engine/#comments Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:47:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349486 In the early days of McLaren’s MP4-12C development, it was suggested that the new mid-engine supercar would use AMG’s 6.2 liter V8. As things got awkward between Mercedes and McLaren though, a mysterious “German-built V10″ was rumored to be have replaced the AMG unit under at least one testing prototype. In the end, McLaren built […]

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In the early days of McLaren’s MP4-12C development, it was suggested that the new mid-engine supercar would use AMG’s 6.2 liter V8. As things got awkward between Mercedes and McLaren though, a mysterious “German-built V10″ was rumored to be have replaced the AMG unit under at least one testing prototype. In the end, McLaren built […]

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McLaren Automotive: Racing Is Easy, Selling Cars Is Hard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/mclaren-automotive-racing-is-easy-selling-cars-is-hard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/mclaren-automotive-racing-is-easy-selling-cars-is-hard/#comments Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:21:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349474 Let’s face it: it’s not the best time to be launching any new automotive brand just now, let alone a brand built in Formula 1 and offering only a single, $250,000 product. Throughout the industry, OEMs are abandoning or distancing themselves from motorsport, as the old “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” logic proves to […]

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Let’s face it: it’s not the best time to be launching any new automotive brand just now, let alone a brand built in Formula 1 and offering only a single, $250,000 product. Throughout the industry, OEMs are abandoning or distancing themselves from motorsport, as the old “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” logic proves to […]

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McLaren MP4-12C Puts Mercedes SLS to Shame http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/mclaren-mp4-12c-puts-mercedes-sls-to-shame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/mclaren-mp4-12c-puts-mercedes-sls-to-shame/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:08:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335269 The post McLaren MP4-12C Puts Mercedes SLS to Shame appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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