McLaren mp4-12c Launch Control Demo


While McLaren’s MP4-12C may sound like a new audio compression format, it’s shocking performance means the only thing most people will hear is the doppler effect of its exhaust as it disappears in the distance. Don’t believe me? Well make the jump and watch as the MP4’s launch control makes short work of some big ticket competition in this DragTimes video.

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17 responses to “McLaren mp4-12c Launch Control Demo”

  1. dculberson Avatar

    2.7 seconds to 60. That humiliates a lot of sport bikes. Of course, at a cost of about 25 nice sport bikes, but you can only ride one at a time.

  2. stickmanonymous Avatar

    Impressive numbers. But wouldn't we all rather still have an F1?
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    1. FreeMan Avatar

      Of course! Then there's room for the wife and a bag of groceries!

      1. stickmanonymous Avatar

        And a concubine.

  3. Irishzombieman☆ Avatar

    Coming soon: VS WALL!

    1. TheOtherMacLeod Avatar

      Save the MP4-12C's!! ? (Doesn't really have the same ring to it, does it?)

  4. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
    ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

    It really bugs me the way that he holds the steering wheel. Does he not value his wrist and digits if something should go wrong? Who else here does not wrap their thumbs around the wheel even? It's not just me, right?

    1. Preludacris Avatar

      I learned not to in the comments on this site. Thumbs up for thumbs out! (Though it feels very unnatural at first)

  5. Alcology Avatar

    I like the way the digital readout just tosses up numbers and can't really keep up.

  6. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    There's something, I dunno, sterile about the MP4 that means I just can't get excited about it. Despite that 2.7 seconds. That's too fast to even enjoy. I want my good food, my fine wine and my great sex to last at least 5 seconds.

    1. TheOtherMacLeod Avatar

      Well, at least your 0-You're-going-to-jail-speed will take 5.8….

    2. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      Mmm .Lots of people say that but I'd rather have one of these than a 458 and do without that whole Ferrari goldchain, chestwig, douche Ferrari image.

      1. bhtooefr Avatar

        And then some of us would rather have a Fiero with the Iron Duke than a Ferrari.
        Slow car fast, and all.

  7. MVEilenstein Avatar

    Visually impressive, but the effort that goes into launching the launch control mode is no different launching an app on my phone.
    Now if he could replicate those times without launch control, I would be very impressed.

  8. Neen85 Avatar

    Hi, wanna race?
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  9. Calogero Avatar

    0-60 pressing a buton… Where is the prowess of the driver? It's like having an orgasm without making sex… Being drunk without drinking… Being feed by infusion system… Bah

  10. Marto Avatar

    Anyone else see the weird gorilla-wolf tree monster at 1:13? Reminds me of the tree monster in Deep Valley in Gran Turismo 3 and 4.

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