You can almost picture Ron Dennis standing behind Sergio Perez as he declares his undying devotion to his new family. In fact the video…
McLaren’s revised MP4-12C will be joining the supercar parade at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 driver Jenson Button at the wheel.
Twenty-five brake horse power doesn’t sound like much of an improvement, and at first glance it makes little or no difference to the McLaren MP4-12C’s performance figures, but there’s one increment that tells the story about where that extra performance has been tucked away – 0-186 mph, which is now 1 second faster than before.
How many race drivers have you heard describe their stint in a ‘road car’ as, “..quite possibly the most fun I’ve ever had driving”? Well that’s precisely what 2008 McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Of The Year, Alexander Sims, said after climbing out of a MP4-12C road car at the Dunsfold Park track.
Unless you’ve been living under a stone during the past week, you’ll probably be aware that the Iceman (Kimi Räikkönen) ventured on to the Top Gear set on Wednesday, to set a lap time in the ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ around the legendary Dunsfold Top Gear test track.
Later on this afternoon you’ll be able to answer the question, “Am I as quick as an F1 driver?”, as thousands of gamers compete on Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) against ex-F1 driver David Coulthard, who will be driving a 6.2-litre V8 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG around a real track.
Fancy meeting the Stig and driving a Nissan 370Z around the Top Gear test track?
LFA was waiting impatiently in the wet for The Stig to set a lap time, find out what happens on Jan 3rd.
Bacardi mixes together a refreshing different approach to those drink-drive ads.