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Mclaren mp4 12c reprogrammation moteur echappement ipe shiftech
01.10.2015

McLaren MP4-12C

In collaboration with French tuner AD-RACINGWORLD MOTORSPORT, ShifTech Engineering had the opportunity to prepare the prestigious McLaren MP4-12C Spider.

Pre-equipped with a complete Innotech Valvetronic exhaust system and a dynamicdynamic intake, this McLaren was entrusted to the ShifTech team in Lyon with a view to optimising the engine mapping.

In terms of exclusivity, this was the '50th anniversary' version, produced to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary.

This model, limited to 50 Spider models, features a new carbon-fibre front bumper, lightened wheels and carbon/ceramic brakes as standard. On the engine side, the 3.8 V8 twin-turbo is back, producing 625hp and 600Nm as standard.

In terms of performance, the McLaren MP4-12C's power and torque were increased to 704 bhp and 728 Nm respectively during two days of development on the test bench.

Opinion of the engine builder in charge of preparation!

To step into a McLaren is to enter a new dimension. We're lucky enough to prepare and test a lot of cars, but no car has ever left such an impression on us.

There's no doubt about it, this is a real supercar.

McLaren's plan was to compete with mid-engined sports cars such as Ferraris and Lamborghinis. To achieve this, they focused on reducing weight by making the main body entirely of carbon fibre. Carbon is an excellent base, both because it is ultra-resistant and because it is very light. Weighing in at just 1375kg, the MP4-12C boasts a really interesting power-to-weight ratio that puts it right up there with the fastest supersport cars to date. This lightness means that the chassis is very incisive and responsive, enabling precise driving and ultra-fast cornering. McLaren also claims to have the most efficient combustion engine in the world.

Did you know?

McLaren equipped the MP4-12c with Bosch electronic management. This allowed us to access and modify the engine management system.

When the MP4-12C was launched, the ECUs were not well protected and a loophole allowed access to the engine management system. McLaren therefore undertook to replace all the ECUs on the MP4-12Cs already in circulation. Knowing that no customer would entrust their MP4-12C to McLaren for this kind of modification, McLaren had the good idea of offering a free increase in power following the change of box. That's why the MP4-12Cs went from 600hp to 625hp. In the meantime, another loophole has been found and we are now able to prepare all the McLarens on the market again, including the P1.

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