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.
There is a certain inevitability with Porsche, that some owners find reassuring – twelve months or so after a new 911 is launched, Porsche Exclusive will release the Powerkit and Aerokit upgrades. The best just became better.
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.
Since the California joined Ferrari’s range in 2008, it has brought many new customers to the marque – people who need something a little more practical than the F430/458 Italia and yet would rather not spend £200k+ on the FF or 599 GTB.
From June 2011 the Porsche Cayenne and Panamera will receive detailed improvements, additions and new options together with more efficient engines that produce lower CO2 emissions. So to celebrate these gains in frugality, they’ve added more power – well this is Porsche after all.