Every outrageous MP4-12C features a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 that churns out an eye-watering 618 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 443 pound-feet of torque between 3,000 and 7,000 rpm. The engine sends all of to the rear wheels through a seven-speed Seamless Shift Gearbox. This driveline nets the MP4-12C a 0-to-62 mph time of 3.1 seconds, a 0-to-124 mph sprint of 8.8 seconds, a quarter-mile run of 10.8 seconds at 136 mph, and a top speed of 207 mph.
The McLaren is a true racecar sheathed in a production car's body, but drivers might still have a few small quibbles. A common observation is that the MP4-12C is too advanced for its own good -- stability and traction controls tend to override track-thrashing maneuvers, for instance. Additionally, the option of a manual transmission would be nice.