McLaren MP4-12C

You can drive this car in Europe (permission required) International licence accepted Airport drop off available

Well, here it is, McLaren's answer to the 458 Italia. We don't think any other cars have been compared so much in the press than these two and, having driven both, you can see why. On paper, there's very little in it but, in the flesh, you have the raw power of the 458 Italia and the more refined powerhouse which is the MP4-12C. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, these are two beautiful cars and should be hired back-to-back for you to make up your own mind.

The MP4-12C develops 592bhp from it's twin-turbo 3.8 litre V8 and catapults you to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds and 6.1 seconds to 100mph! In terms of acceleration, the McLaren somehow feels quicker than the 458, even though there's only 0.2 seconds separating the two on paper. Then there's the noise, a mouse just idling through town but plant your right foot and the cabin becomes a V8 inferno which is utterly deafening! There are marked differences between the two, the Ferrari is more ferocious, with harsher gear changes and acceleration, wheres the McLaren feels smoother and more composed when going through the box, with more confidence in it's ability to stay on the road.

As a Brit, there's something about being sat in a home grown supercar, taking on the mights of Maranello who have dominated the market for the last half century. If you want to fly the flag and experience a supercar which feels quicker than the 458, this one's for you...

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Car Details

Body: Coupe Max Power: 592 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Gearbox: Paddle Shift Max Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
Engine: 3.8 litre V8 Drive: RWD
0-62 mph: 3.3 seconds Gears: 7
0-100 mph: TBC Doors: 2
Top Speed: 205 mph Seats: 2

Rental Details

Day Hire: £995 (100 free miles)
Mid Week Hire: £1,890 (200 free miles)
Long Wkend Hire: £2,685 (300 free miles)
Week Hire: £5,995 (700 free miles)
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