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

tagsMcLaren%20MP4-12C
submitted byadmin
typeProfessionally Tuned Car
built atWoking, England
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
compression8.7:1
power447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output157.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight418.41 bhp per tonne
torque600 nm / 442.5 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
redline8500
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