Hello everybody I saw the Mclaren MP4-12C HS in the streets of Miami. I later went to the Mclaren Dealership in Miami where the orange and yellow cars arrived a few days ago. Since I am trying to exchange my 458 Italia for a MP4-12C. when I saw this stunning car, it made my 458 look like an old ugly woman. I went crazyy and I wanted one immidiatly. I really believe this is the most beautiful amazing car I have ever seen and looking at it up close looks 10x beeter than in the pictures! I got an audience with a representative of the dealership. From Whom I got the following details regarding the HS.
-There are only 5 made worldwide.
-HS stands for "high sport" limited edition version.
-The price is between half a million to 3/4 of a million for each car (but since there are only 5 made it seems rather cheap since the original Mclaren that had more than 70 produced sells around 2-3 million dollars).
One of the mechanics in addition to what the dealer told me confirmed the following performance indications that I got regarding the HS.
- The front louvers are a performance enhancement due to the fact that it gets the air out that is generated within the fender of the front wheels at high speed which generates lift. (While all cars generate lift at high speed, cars fitted with front louvers like most race cars dont generate any lift do to this phenomenon.)
- The car apparently was designed and tested in the Windtunnel and generates ALOT more downforce than the original one.
- All enhancements are done in carbon fiber.
-horsepower and troque are increased by a secret undisclosed amount that not even the dealership knows how much, but the wisper # is around 75 horsepower increase compared to the original.
-the whole front nose of the car was redisgned under strict specifications by Mclaren to enhance the downforce performance and increase air flow to the turbo intercoolers in order to maintain higher boost pressures. Apparently Mclaren invested close to half a Million dollars in research and development to design and certify the new front nose.
-Also the rear opening and diffusers enhance stability and downforce performance.
I tried to get information on the owner but the dealer would not disclose any information on the buyer but since I did not give up easily, what I got from one of sales representatives was that an older man bought 2 of the 5 cars for which are in Miami. 1 one was bought by the crown prince of Bahrain, another one was being kept by Ron Dennis himself and the last one I could not get any information on. (at least that is what sales representative heard.)
so the on the positive side
it accelerates faster, breaks faster, turns faster, and it looks super WOW!!!
and on the negative side
no matter what i tried or as many doors i knocked upon and how much I cried, they could not sell me or reporduce any of the HS versions! So I have no choice but to leave with blue balls and go for the original version.
P.S. I honestly believe that if Mclaren produced this limited edition version as a standard version Ferrari would have not known what to do with that POS!