McLaren 12C



The 12C is the first McLaren designed and built production car since the legendary F1. A pure McLaren, its innovative design and Formula 1™ inspired technologies make it one of the most versatile and potent supercars on the road.

Carbon Fibre Monocell

We pioneered the use of carbon fibre in Formula 1™ and in production road cars. Our knowledge and experience of carbon fibre is unrivalled and our success with it is unmatched. For over 30 years, every car we have made has had carbon fibre at its core. It took 4,000 hours to make each carbon fibre chassis on the McLaren F1. Twenty years of innovation later, it takes just 4 hours to produce the MonoCell at the heart of the 12C.


It took hundreds of hours of advanced computational fluid dynamics, weeks of wind tunnel testing and an obsession with perfection to create the contours of the 12C. Technically beautiful and performance focused, the 12C is an aerodynamic work of art.


First developed for our Formula 1™ championship winning MP4-13, Brake Steer was swiftly banned in the sport because of the advantage it gave our cars. The innovative Brake Steer technology manages traction, minimises mid-corner understeer and controls oversteer when cornering at speed. This ground-breaking technology is now applied to our road cars.   

Factoring speed and steering angle, this system works out the perfect cornering trajectory. It then applies the exact amount of braking force required to the rear inside wheel as you corner – allowing the car to effectively pivot around the desired path.

McLaren 12C
McLaren chassis


Proactive Chassis Control (PCC) is the most radical rethink of sports car suspension design in half a century. Supple when cruising. Roll-free through the corners. PCC addresses the conflicting objectives of dynamic handling and comfortable ride, and sets new standards in both.

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