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New McLaren MP4-12Cs for Goodwood

Formula 1 driver Jenson Button will give the enhanced McLaren MP4-12C its World debut drive at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver will take to the famous Goodwood Hill in a production prototype version of the revised 12C on Saturday 30 June.

In addition, McLaren GT will unveil a McLaren 12C GT3 race car adorned with a unique livery, highlighting McLaren Group's support of the 'GREAT' campaign launched this year by the Prime Minister's Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The campaign is designed to re-affirm Britain's international reputation and deliver long-term economic benefits through additional tourism, trade and education.

Highlights of the enhanced performance and styling package for the 12C include an engine power upgrade to 625PS (from 600PS), in addition to throttle and gearshift modifications designed to enhance the driving experience. A range of styling options are now available including a Volcano Yellow paint finish, new interior trim comprising Semi-Aniline perforated Leather and Alcantara, and a new Diamond Cut finish available for multiple wheel designs.

The Production Prototype 12C prepared for the Michelin Supercar Run at Goodwood is presented in Volcano Red with lightweight forged alloy wheels in the new Diamond Cut finish and the new optional leather interior.

The new 12C model from McLaren will be available to view up close throughout the event in the Goodwood Supercar Paddock.

Motorsport fans in the Formula One Paddock at Festival of Speed are invited to visit McLaren GT and see the 'GREAT' 12C GT3, which sports a bespoke Union Jack livery designed by McLaren Racing's own graphic design team.

McLaren Group is recognised by GREAT for McLaren Racing's global success in motorsport and the increasing profile of McLaren Automotive worldwide as a leading developer and manufacturer of groundbreaking sports cars.

The GREAT 12C GT3 will be running in Batch 3 of the Hill programme on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Regular updates featuring the new 12C sports car and GREAT 12C GT3 at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be published on Mclaren's Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/mclarenautomotive

Posted on 28.06.2012
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