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When racecar engineers decide to re-enter the passenger car world, you want to document their return. Thats what this 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is all about. With ultra-low mileage and exceptionally well-preserved condition, this is your chance at a 200+ MPH time capsule supercar. Those who have a passion for racing have known about McLaren for a long time. They are at the forefront of engineering and innovation to put cars in the winners circle. So when they returned to road car production over a decade since the record-setting F1, the enthusiasts world took immediate notice. These initial MP4-12Cs were snapped up early, and were often put through their paces... but this example is well-preserved averaging barely over 1,000 miles annually. More than just ultra-low mileage, the way the sunlight dances across the factory Volcano Orange Metallic paint instantly showcase how the panels retain their precision fit. Theres also science behind this art. The design is the result of wind tunnel testing so that even the side mirror arm was scrutinized for efficiency. In fact, youll love the innovative details, including how the deploying rear spoiler also automatically becomes an air brake during performance driving. Its this race-bred technology that made the 12C an instant classic. The doors are another part of the beauty in engineering. They are not only lightweight, but also have the unique wing design shared with the F1. Also, unlike any other supercar, they open a path in the rocker panel to make it easier to get inside (while also showcasing the race-inspired carbon fiber monocell cabin.) As a true racecar for the streets, the interior is built with the driver in mind. Well-bolstered bucket seats, a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, paddle shifters, plenty of carbon fiber trim, and a big tach directly in front of you are the kind of things that make this feel like a competition machine. But this also doesnt miss out on all the best luxury features. Satellite navigation, power seats, heated seats, power windows, power locks, cruise control, climate control, and an AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth and upgraded Meridian Surround Sound system are all part of this premium package. Plus, a modern classic has all the best modern safety, including dual front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. And because this is such a low mileage machine, everything is so fresh that even the air bag warning sticker is still on the glovebox. Behind the cockpit is a lot of venting and slick carbon fiber covers. Beneath that is the true technological marvel of the 12C. The 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 is original to the car, and its why this one will always be in demand. The engineers at McLaren gave this the same consideration as the racecars, and so theres an instant rush from the turbochargers to make 0 to 60 mph disappear in 3 seconds. But more than just an amazing motor, they focused on the full performance experience. Even the undercarriage has been engineered for maximum wind efficiency. But the true party piece is this cars flexibility. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has Formula One-style paddle shifter for a true racecar control, but it can also shift itself when you just need to get though urban traffic. The same goes for the suspension. Its forged aluminum setup is a strong and lightweight to give you knife-edge accuracy, but its also adjustable to be more everyday enjoyable. The sale comes with the owners manual as well as maintenance records that show solid investments in keeping this supercar at its best. Youre looking at the return of a legend, preserved just how you want it. Call today!!!
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