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Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C

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Combined Fuel Economy
18 MPG
Horsepower
616 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
5.0 
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Pros

Whether you’re cruising the Hamptons or just out for a spin through the Alps, you don’t want to be seen in the same Ferrari 458 as everyone else. McLaren’s 2014 MP4-12C sports car can keep pace with its rivals, yet proves a comfortable and easy-to-drive exotic on common roadways.

Cons

You can find a number of cars that deliver nearly the same performance as the MP4-12C but cost much less, including the Audi R8 V10, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Porsche 911 Turbo. Plus, all those cars have far more extensive dealer networks.

What's New For 2014

McLaren has halted – perhaps temporarily – production of the 2014 MP4-12C to make room for the 650S. However, if you really want one, odds are the Special Operations team can likely build one for you. Nice, huh?

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Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Expert Review

McLaren cut its teeth on the great racetracks of Europe so, in 2012, when it decided to produce a street-legal car worthy of wearing its name, the whole world knew it was going to be something special. The MP4-12C supercar for 2014 continues to astound its owners and confound long-time greats Ferrari, Bugatti and Lamborghini. The MP4-12C easily ranks among the top ten great exotic cars for 2014, delivering 616 horsepower from its mid-mounted V8 engine for blistering performance both on and off the track. And, British tastes being what they are, McLaren’s MP4-12C is fitted with an elegant interior for two and a price tag befitting its lofty status.

Driving the Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C

With 616 horsepower and an F1 pedigree under its belt, one might think the 2014 McLaren 12C Coupe and Spider would be beasts to drive. But the truth is the multi-adjustable performance settings allow this supercar to feel quite at home on urban streets and shady boulevards. Flip the console-mounted switch from “Normal” to “Sport”, however, and the 12C’s racing heritage quickly becomes evident. The comfortable ride stiffens and the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic snaps through its gears faster than a gnat can blink. Acceleration from the twin-turbocharged V8 is blistering, capable of propelling the McLaren 12C Coupe from zero to 60 mph in just three seconds (3.1-seconds for the Spider). The MP4-12C is adept in the corners, even at high rates of speed, aided by an electronic system that applies brake force to help the car keep moving in the direction intended, not spinning wildly into a concrete wall (or unsuspecting shrubbery, depending upon your venue).

Favorite Features

LUXURY RIDE QUALITY
While we can all attest to the 2014 MP4-12C’s prowess on the track, it may surprise many exotic car owners just how well the car behaves in everyday driving. While not Bentley-smooth, the 12C won’t jar your teeth loose or dislodge a kidney when tackling ordinary surface distortions.

FOLDING HARD TOP
For 2014, the McLaren MP4-12C Spider convertible permits you to enjoy the thrill of open-air driving, but can revert back to coupe-like comfort when the weather becomes nasty. The 2-piece retractable hardtop can be lowered at speeds up to 19 mph and the operation is just 17 seconds from start to finish.

Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Interior

Getting into a McLaren MP4-12C supercar isn’t exactly an elegant affair. The upward-opening doors are a nice touch, but you still need to drape yourself across the wide doorsill before finally settling into the low seat. Once inside, though, the car is quite comfortable. The two seats are appropriately bolstered, and to McLaren’s credit there is even cargo space on a bench behind the seats. Directly in front of the driver is the large oval instrumentation that will let you know when you’re traveling at Go-To-Jail speeds. Spider models feature a rear glass panel that can be lowered to let in more engine noise.

Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Exterior

For hard-core car enthusiasts the McLaren MP4-12C has more curves covered by more scintillating skin than a supermodel. Massive air intakes adorn the MP4’s sides, while even the vertical-opening doors are works of design magic. Up front, long and trapezoidal headlights are reminiscent of Ferraris, and the rear boasts high-mounted exhausts that howl from above, not below, the bumper. The McLaren’s mid-mounted V8, meanwhile, is displayed under a panel of glass for all to see. Spider models have a 2-piece retractable hardtop and dual-purpose tonneau that protects the retracted roof or, with the roof up, covers a small cargo space.

Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Standard Features

The 2014 McLaren MP4-12C comes with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with manual capability, 19-inch wheels in front and 20-inch wheels at rear, bi-xenon headlights, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen monitor, dual-zone climate control and a Meridian 4-speaker sound system with AM/FM/USB/hard drive and iPod integration. The Coupe and Spider also feature a unique Intake Sound Generator system that lets drivers vary the amount of engine noise entering the cabin.

Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Options

The McLaren MP4-12C options include carbon-ceramic brakes (nearly $14,000 alone), power-adjustable seats, parking sensors, custom interior trims including Alcantara, an upgraded audio system with satellite navigation and exterior bits that include carbon-fiber engine panels. An upgraded exhaust system that’s lighter and louder than the standard one can be had for even more aural pleasure. A “Stealth Pack” doesn’t make the car invisible, but rather finishes the rear airbrake and exhaust pipe in a polished metallic finish, with the aim of giving the 12C a more aggressive rear.

Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Engine

The heart of every McLaren MP4-12C for 2014 is a twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 616 horsepower. All that power is transferred to the rear wheels via a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission that can shift automatically or manually via F1-style paddle shifters. In a car that weighs around 3,000 pounds, all this ferocity makes for a vehicle that can hit a top speed of 207 mph and blast to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds.

3.8-liter twin-turbo V8
616 horsepower @ 7,500 rpm
443 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000-7,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/22 mpg

How Much Does the Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Cost?

At over $242,000, the 2014 McLaren MP4-12C exotic Coupe isn’t exactly a good choice for folks who enjoy practicing self-denial, or for those who might be interested in using that kind of cash to buy something more pragmatic. Like a house. The topless 12C Spider convertible variant adds even more to the bottom line, with a starting price around $268,000. Options on this car can quickly add up to tens of thousands more. At these prices, the MP4-12C is comparable to a Ferrari 458 Italia, about $40,000-$50,000 more than a base Lamborghini Gallardo and Aston Martin DB9, and well over $100,000 more than the Audi R8’s starting price. Be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying for the 2014 McLaren 12C. Since the 2014 McLaren 12C will be available in very limited quantities at best, we expect its value to hold up well in the years ahead.

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Used 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Consumer Reviews

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Duane
12/22/2016
2014 McLaren MP4-12C

"The MP4-12C McLaren is an amazing supercar!!"

The best supercar bang for the buck on the market.
Not a family car. Only holds two people.
The McLaren MP4-12C is truly an amazing supercar. You get 99% of what the new McLaren 650 has but at half the price and with less turbo lag than the new 650.
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Joe
07/08/2013
2012 McLaren MP4-12C

"This is the best super car I own!"

Great fun, fast, comfortable, amd reliable
A little expensive
This is the most complete and refined super car i have ever owned/driven. I currently own a ferrari f430 scuderia, a lamborghini gallardo, a porsche gt2 rs, a noble m600 and this Mclaren, and i must say this is either the best or a close second behind the gt2 rs
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2014 McLaren MP4-12C

2014 McLaren MP4-12C Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • Premium Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • iPod Interface

Seating

  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 15 mpg
  • EPA Class - Two Seaters
  • EPA Hwy - 22 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 18 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 616 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 7500 rpm
  • Stroke - 2.75 inches
  • Torque - 443 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 3000 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 3.2 seconds
  • Quarter Mile - 11.0 seconds
  • Top Speed - 204 mph

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Interior Trim
  • Power Outlet
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/35R19
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P305/30R20
  • Fog Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 3.30
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Twin Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 8 cylinders
  • Displacement - 3.8 liter
  • Bore - 3.66 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 8.7
  • Fuel Induction - Port Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 32 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Max Engine Speed - 8500 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 7 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Paddle Shifters

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3033 pounds
  • Height - 47.2 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 2
  • Overall Length - 177.5 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Wheel Base - 105.1 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 82.4 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 75.1 inches
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2014 McLaren MP4-12C Safety

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2014 McLaren MP4-12C Safety Technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors

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2014 McLaren MP4-12C Rankings

Horsepower
616 HP
MPG Combined
18 MPG
Consumer Ratings
5.0 Rating
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Vehicle
HP
#3
2014 McLaren MP4-12C
616 HP

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