2013 Fab Design Chimera

The MP4 CHIMERA adds to last year’s success of FAB Design TERSO wide-body version and presents a soft customisation programme for the McLaren MP4-12C. Equipped with innovative and sporty design, this automotive dandy makes his début at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland.

Fresh new design

It goes without saying that during the development of the MP4 CHIMERA aerodynamic efficiency and weight optimisation was number one. The chassis components made of ultra-light carbon GFK composites were perfectly coordinated. The result: A lift-reducing, individual design in perfect surface quality. One component of the body kit is the sporty, dynamic front spoiler. The integrated front spoiler is made from visible carbon-fibre and channels the air to the vents, letting the car appear even lower to the ground. A striking eye-catcher and aerodynamic manipulation is the innovative wi nd splitter on top of the engine hood. An optical link between the front and rear are the 4-component side skirts made of visible carbon-fibre. Not only do they provide a significantly ca lmer airflow, but together with the carbon-made air intake s along the sides, they give the MP4 CHIMERA its powerful looks, even when si mply parked on the street corner. FAB Design designed a triple-flow exhaust pipe, especially for the new rear apron. The FAB rear diffuser made of carbon generates additional output power to the rear axle. Additional visual carbon-fibre components, such as the artfully crafted air box, bring the aerodynamic package to a full circle.

For the first tile, FAB Design offers its cust omization programme as part of its delivery programme. This way, any specialized shop, anywhere in the world, can convert a production-line McLaren MP4-12C into a FAB CHIMERA. The price of the body styling kit is € 16,900 net, plus shipping costs.

Ultra-light forged wheels

One might expect that the interior values play a secondary role. Wrong! The MP4 HIMERA presents sophisticated, superior technology, offering driving pleasure for those with the highest standar ds. Especially for the MP4 CHIMERA demands, FAB Design offers a tried and tested combination for a much improved handling and exclusive look of the car. The three-part FAB Evoline wheel, available in the dimension 9.0 x 20“VA and 10.5 x 21“HA, gives the car its aggressive appearance.

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, av ailable in sizes 235/35 R20 and 305/25 R21 guarantee optimum grip and improved road handling. Even more importantly, the FAB exhaust gas system generates an additional power of 15 HP and therefore, hones the sporty gene of the MP4 CHIMERA.

In Detail

tags McLaren%20MP4-12C
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type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Woking, England
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 447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 157.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 418.41 bhp per tonne
torque 600 nm / 442.5 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
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