A McLaren of Psychedelic Proportions
Today I treat you to a blog post for the eyes.
The 2013 McLaren MP4-12C uses a 3.8-liter twin-turb0 V8 to produce 616-hp, good for 0-60 sprints of 3 seconds and a top speed somewhere north of 200-mph. It’s an engineering marvel to be sure, but some say it’s also a supercar without emotion. At least compared with its nemesis, the Ferrari 458 Italia.
How can some real feeling be injected into a car that might be compared with the nerdy-type competing in a bikini contest? Well, you have to make her look the part, obviously.
Buying a base, all-stock MP4-12C will cost upwards of $240K. That’s a lot of coin, but it gets you into a true British supercar good enough to be a daily driver. But it may lack a certain pizazz buyers of expensive cars want. Adding that pizazz is certainly possibly, and will cost around $120K more. And look like this:
What you’re looking at is Hamann Motorsports attempt to sexy-up the McLaren. What they’ve created is a driveable piece of modern art.
It’s not clear if this swirling palette of colors is a custom paint job or just a wrap applied to the body of the car, but the money also buys new wheels, new interior fabric a carbon-fiber wing and even carbon-fiber mudflaps.
For the rich folk who want their cars to draw attention, this will do it. I happen to think driving a car like this is a pompous, arrogant way to get attention and would much prefer mine the way she was meant to be. If I wanted something sexier, I’d opt for the the elegant, classy curves of a factory-direct Ferrari.
Would you take your McLaren with or without the swirling colors?