McLaren 12C
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McLaren 12C: 24 facts and highlights

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
333km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h

2. Has dual-clutch transmission

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
McLaren 12C
35% have it

3. larger engine size

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
3.8l
SRT Viper (2014): 8.4l

4. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
3.3s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 2.5s

5. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
600Nm
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1566Nm

6. shorter length

4.51m
Lotus Elise (2014): 3.82m

7. height

1.2m
Gumpert Apollo: 1.11m

8. width

2.09m
Lotus Elise (2014): 1.72m

9. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
279g/km
BMW i8 (2014): 49g/km

10. Has rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
McLaren 12C
75% have it

11. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
616hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp

12. Has vertically-opening doors

Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.
McLaren 12C
14% have it

13. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
11.7l/100 km
BMW i8 (2014): 2.1l/100 km

14. weight

1.34t
Alfa Romeo 4C: 895kg

15. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
McLaren 12C
78% have it

16. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.67m
Ferrari FF (2014): 2.99m

17. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
McLaren 12C
95% have it

18. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
8
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 16

19. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
72l
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 100l

20. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
0
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008): 2

21. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
12.3m
Nissan 370Z (2014): 9.98m

22. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
McLaren 12C
35% have it

23. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
32
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 64

24. faster acceleration (0-200)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.
9.2s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 6.7s

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