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Romans International are the UK's leading supercar dealers and one of the very best supercars produced in the last few years is undoubtedly the Mclaren MP4-12C for sale which Romans have been privileged to stock several examples. With the Mclaren factory just a short trip away from Romans in Surrey it's fantastic to have such a brilliant supercar produced so locally.
With most of Mclaren's focus being on Fomula 1 in the last couple of decades it seems as though they feel it is their time to fully step into the world of road legal performance cars with their eyes firmly set on being a worthy British rival to the likes of Ferrari. The Mclaren MP4-12C has drawn plenty of comparisons with the 458 Italia and it will be interesting to see what Mclaren will come up with next.
The McLaren pedigree stems right back to 1963 when the group was founded by New Zealander Bruce McLaren. The McLaren F1 Team is the second oldest active team in Formula 1 today, and also one of the most successful, having won 176 races, a total of 12 drivers' championships and 8 prestigious constructors' championships to date.
The McLaren team won their first Grand Prix in Belgium in 1968. This victory was then eclipsed as the McLaren cars dominated the Can-Am seasons throughout 1967 – 1971 and then secured Indianapolis 500 wins in 1972 and 1974.
But it was the eighties when the McLaren team’s most successful era began under the control of Ron Dennis as the team’s principle, with the engines being supplied by Porsche and Honda. During that time they employed the services of drivers like Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna who between them took 7 drivers' championships and gave McLaren 6 constructors' championships. But it was the driving partnership of Prost and Senna which proved to be the formidably dominant combination.
In the 1990s the McLaren team switched to engines supplied by Mercedes-Benz, employed the services of Adrian Newey as head designer and secured Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard as new drivers. This proved to be a winning combination once again, which saw Mika Häkkinen win two Formula 1 World Championships back to back.
Over the last decade McLaren has proved to be a dominant force in Formula 1 with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button as another championship winning combination.
McLaren Automotive was established to produce high performance road supercars in 1989, using the technical designs and advancements made by the company’s Formula 1 Team. The first production supercar was the record breaking McLaren F1 produced from 1992, which featured a unique three-seater cockpit layout and was powered by a naturally aspirated 6 litre V12 engine. This was the world’s fastest supercar for many years with a top speed of 231mph and a 0-60 acceleration time of just 3 seconds.
Today, the McLaren MP4-12C is the latest production supercar from the specialist automotive branch of the company. It features a rear wheel drive layout, which is powered by a mid-mounted 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine and has a revolutionary designed "Carbon MonoCell", with a carbon fibre chassis. The MP4-12C features a wealth of Formula 1 inspired technology, making it one of the most advanced supercars available.
So, if you are looking for a new or used Mclaren MP4-12C for sale, then contact the Romans International showroom in Surrey. We are one of the most highly respected luxury car dealers in the UK, also offering customers exemplary service and advice. Feel free to visit our showroom or call us to discuss any make or model we currently have in stock, or a particular make or model we can assist in sourcing for you. Simply call us on 0844 249 5186 for further information.