Friday, 8 April 2011

NEWS: Scalextric McLaren MP4-12C


Scalextric have just released the all new McLaren MP4-12C model.  I'm a huge Scalextric fan but when I first saw these photos I was not that impressed with the look of this new offering.  Perhaps it's the orange paint finish on the first release (soon to follow will be a silver and red livery) but the photos do't do the model justice.  I have since seen some additional photos of the McLaren and it looks much better.

This from Scalextric: 'The McLaren MP4-12c supercar enhances the Scalextric stable of supercars for 2011. The famous McLaren orange livery sets off a stunning bodywork fitted with head lights and brake lights complete with full engine and interior detail. DPR is fitted as standard on the chassis ahead of the side-winder motor.

The McLaren MP4-12C is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. The car's final design was unveiled on 8 September 2009, and it was launched in 2011. The MP4-12C features a carbon fibre composite chassis, and is powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 bhp (441 kW; 600 PS) and around 443 lb•ft (601 N•m) of torque. The car will make use of Formula 1-sourced technologies such as "brake steer”, where the inside rear wheel is braked during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power will be transmitted to the wheels through a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox equipped with "Pre-Cog", which allows the driver to pre-select the next gear by half-pulling the paddle shifter behind the steering wheel, which allows the transmission to execute faster gear changes.'

You can read more on the Scalextric Website Here


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