2012 McLaren MP4-12C HS

In 2012 McLaren Special Vehicle Operations built five special edition cars called the High Speed or MP4-12C HS. These were built for and named by The Collection in Miami for sale to the US market.

The main feature of these bespoke cars is a revised body and more power over the standard model. It is rumored that McLaren spent over $500,000 to get the new bumpers approved for sale in the US.

Primary to the HS are revised front and rear bumpers that are inspired by the GT3 racecar. This includes side air extractors and louvers on the top of the front fenders.

Under the hood McLaren has revised the V8 engine to produce 75 more bhp, but the number has not been confirmed.

Only five examples of the High Speed were produced and sold to The Collection in Miami with no press or official release. Their first public appearance might be the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Story by Supercars.net

In Detail

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type Series Production Car
built at Woking, England
production 5
price $ $ 420,000
engine 90º M838T V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbo
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/dual VVT
displacement 3799 cc / 231.83 in³
bore 93 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 69.9 mm / 2.8 in
compression 8.7:1
power 503.3 kw / 675 bhp
specific output 177.68 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 470.71 bhp per tonne
redline 8500
body / frame Carbon Fiber Monocoque ‘MonoCell’ w/Aluminum Front & Rear Subframes
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Forged Aluminum
front tires 235/35 R19 Pirelli PZero
rear tires 305/30 R20 Pirelli PZero
front brakes Cast Iron Discs
rear brakes Cast Iron Discs
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Hydraulic Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Hydraulic Dampers
curb weight 1434 kg / 3162 lbs
weight distro 42.5 % / 57.5 %
wheelbase 2670 mm / 105.1 in
front track 1656 mm / 65.2 in
rear track 1583 mm / 62.3 in
length 4507 mm / 177.4 in
width 1909 mm / 75.2 in
height 1199 mm / 47.2 in
transmission 7-Speed Seamless Shift
tran clutch Dual-Clutch
top speed ~330 kph / 204.93 mph
0 – 1/4 mile ~10.9 seconds
0 – 100 kph ~3.3 seconds
0 – 200 kph ~9.1 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 11.7 L/100 km or 20.10 mpg-us
emission 279 g/km