Η McLaren ξεκίνησε τις πωλήσεις της MP4-12C στα Αραβικά Εμιράτα και ετοίμασε ένα υπέροχο promo video με το αυτοκίνητο της να κινείται τόσο μέσα στην έρημο όσο και στους δρόμους του Dubai και του Abu Dhabi καθώς και μέσα στη πίστα Yas Marina του Abu Dhabi.

Να θυμίσω ότι η McLaren MP4-12C φορά έναν V8 3.8-λίτρων twin-turbo κινητήρα απόδοσης 600 ίππων με 600 Nm ροπής. Το βάρος του ανέρχεται στα 1.434 κιλά και κάνει τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα σε 3.3 δευτερόλεπτα (3.1 με ελαστικά Corsa), τα 0-200 χλμ/ώρα σε 9.1 δευτερόλεπτα (8.9 με ελαστικά Corsa) ενώ η τελική της ταχύτητα ξεπερνά τα 330 χλμ/ώρα. Καταναλώνει 11.7 λίτρα/100 χλμ και εκπέμπει 279 γρ/χλμ CO2.

Πατά πάνω σε 19″ ζάντες μπροστά με ελαστικά Pirelli PZero διαστάσεων 235/35 μπροστά και 20″ πίσω με ελαστικά διαστάσεων 305/30. Φρενάρει από 200 χλμ/ώρα σε 0 σε 123 μέτρα ενώ από 100 χλμ/ώρα σε 0 σε 30.5 μέτρα χάρη στο αερόφρενο αλλά και στους δίσκους διαστάσεων 370mm μπροστά και 350mm πίσω.

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McLAREN MIDDLE EAST MARKS OPENING OF ABU DHABI SHOWROOM WITH NEW FILM

McLaren Middle East marks opening of Abu Dhabi showroom with new film charting the 12C’s journey from the desert to Yas Marina Circuit.

  • McLaren Abu Dhabi officially opened for business by McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff
  • Spectacular short film shows the 12C in the desert and on the famous Yas Marina Circuit; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF6fHZncjYc
  • McLaren Middle East network to comprise six brand new retailers for a future range of groundbreaking sports cars.

To celebrate the opening of McLaren Abu Dhabi today, McLaren Automotive has released a short film entitled “McLaren 12C finds ‘The Perfect Line’ at Yas Marina Circuit”. The video is the latest in a series by the British sports car company to mark its expansion across the globe.

Set within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the visually dynamic film mixes stunning aerial footage and high speed action shots, as the 12C drives through desert and urban scenery before taking on the famous Formula 1 track at Yas Marina.

The video has been released immediately and is available to view and embed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF6fHZncjYc.

McLaren Automotive Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, Mark Harrison, said: “We wanted to produce this video to highlight our presence across the Middle East and reaffirm our commitment to establishing our brand in the region. The 12C is as comfortable on the road as a premium sedan, yet faster than any competitor car in its segment and this excellent video shows this fact; capturing the beauty of the desert, the emotion of the urban environment and the drama of a world famous Formula 1 circuit – three locations where the 12C is supremely confident.”

The film was shot over a period of six days using the latest in RED camera technology; a cutting-edge approach to film-making giving extremely high definition quality footage more commonly found in cinematic films. An additional benefit of the RAW footage, which is shot in four times higher resolution than traditional High Definition (HD), is that it is extremely versatile. Additional footage was shot on a pre-release of Canon’s latest flagship DSLR camera, the 1DX.

The new film is evidence of McLaren Automotive’s commitment to the Middle East, a region renowned for its passion for high-end sports cars and is accompanied with a range of stunning images of the 12C on desert and city roads in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, as well as on the Yas Marina track.

The launch of the McLaren Abu Dhabi showroom marks the launch of the fourth retailer in the new McLaren Middle East network, which will grow to six state-of-the-art locations by summer 2012. These include McLaren Abu Dhabi, McLaren Bahrain, McLaren Doha, McLaren Dubai, McLaren Jeddah and McLaren Kuwait.