Video: Limeys Lap McLaren MP4-12C


Most automotive news outlets have only written reviews of the mad new McLaren from a glorified press day in Portugal, but while everyone was distracted with that, the blimey blokes at Autocar have managed to put 2000km on the clock of one. Better yet, they made a couple videos so you can actually hear the twin-turbo 3.8L V8 spin to 8,500 rpm and see it tuck its nose into corners effortlessly.

Autocar’s Steve Sutcliffe, resident supercar afficionado, also took the passenger seat next to Jensen Button for a few hot laps with the aging F1 star.

Those sodding limeys have it good.

Watch the videos and tell me that the new Macca doesn’t make the Nissan GT-R look like an even better value. Just try.

[Photo credit: McLaren]

[Video credits: YouTube]