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.

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In Detail

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typeSeries Production Car
built atWoking, England
price $$ 420,000
engine90º M838T V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid, Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Turbo
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/dual VVT
displacement3799 cc / 231.83 in³
bore93 mm / 3.7 in
stroke69.9 mm / 2.8 in
power503.3 kw / 675 bhp
specific output177.68 bhp per litre
bhp/weight470.71 bhp per tonne
body / frameCarbon Fiber Monocoque ‘MonoCell’ w/Aluminum Front & Rear Subframes
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeForged Aluminum
front tires235/35 R19 Pirelli PZero
rear tires305/30 R20 Pirelli PZero
front brakesCast Iron Discs
rear brakesCast Iron Discs
front wheelsF 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Hydraulic Dampers
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Hydraulic Dampers
curb weight1434 kg / 3162 lbs
weight distro42.5 % / 57.5 %
wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in
front track1656 mm / 65.2 in
rear track1583 mm / 62.3 in
length4507 mm / 177.4 in
width1909 mm / 75.2 in
height1199 mm / 47.2 in
transmission7-Speed Seamless Shift
tran clutchDual-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 eu11.7 L/100 km or 20.10 mpg-us
emission279 g/km