McLaren Automotive is apparently boosting the power output of its only supercar so far, the MP4-12C. The gullwinged rocket is powered by a 3.8-litre twin turbo motor working out a sweaty 441kW and 600Nm of torque. But wait, there’s more! Now you can get just a bit more of those kiloWatts, but only if you ask nicely.
The new power output will increase to a bodacious 460kW. According to McLaren, the power increase was actuated through the re-engineering of the mapping system via the car’s computer. It will result in improved throttle responsiveness without affecting fuel efficiency and C02 emissions.
Apparently there are other improvements that are being enabled, thanks to customer requests. They will consist mostly of interior appointments, including an upgraded sound system and a programmable engine note.
No word from Daytona Group in Sandton (importers of McLaren cars) yet on whether local customers can also sip on these extra horses.
*Update: Daytona has confirmed the power upgrade will be available to South African customers as well.