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McLaren releases further videos of MP4-12C sports car, and hosts a visit from John Watson

Filed by Lucire staff/March 5, 2011/13.16


Mike Dodd

McLaren has released images showing more of its remarkable MP4-12C sports car, this time with former Formula 1 driver John Watson.
   Watson raced for McLaren and was the 1981 British Grand Prix winner, driving the MP4/1.
   He was invited to Silverstone to drive the new MP4-12C, a sports car that takes McLaren’s expertise in racing cars and brings them to the road.
   The MP4-12C is the first car to feature a one-piece hollow carbon chassis structure called the MonoCell, which is particularly strong and light. The engine develops 600 PS, and the handling is claimed to be exceptional.
   Below are a video featuring racing driver Jensen Button testing the McLaren MP4-12C at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Portugal, in January, and a second one showing the performance of the vehicle.

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