(from McLaren Press
Release) WORLD DEBUT AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED FOR
ENHANCED McLAREN MP4-12C
• Dynamic debut for
2013 model year 12C with 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson
• A ‘GREAT’ Briton: Unique 12C GT3 to be unveiled by McLaren GT
• Great Britons from the world of celebrity and entertainment to
experience the Goodwood Hillclimb from the 12C passenger
A Formula 1 World
Champion will give the enhanced 12C sports car its World debut drive
at Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
driver Jenson Button will take to the famous Goodwood Hill in a
Production Prototype version of the revised 12C on Saturday 30 June.
In addition, McLaren GT will unveil a McLaren 12C GT3 race car
adorned with a unique livery, which highlights McLaren Group’s
support of the ‘GREAT’ campaign launched this year by the Prime
Minister’s Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The
GREAT campaign is designed to re-affirm Britain’s international
reputation and deliver long-term economic benefits through
additional tourism, trade and education.
In 2010 McLaren Automotive wowed the Goodwood crowds with the launch
of the 12C, and last year the 12C GT3 made its public dynamic debut
at the event. For the third year in succession, McLaren will debut
an exciting new version of its groundbreaking sports car.
Highlights of the enhanced performance and styling package for the
12C include an engine power upgrade to 625PS (from 600PS), in
addition to throttle and gearshift modifications designed to enhance
the driving experience. A range of styling options are now available
to order for the new 12C; including a striking Volcano Yellow paint
finish, exclusive new interior trim comprising high quality
Semi-Aniline perforated Leather and Alcantara,and a new Diamond Cut
finish available for multiple wheel designs.
The Production Prototype 12C prepared for the Michelin Supercar Run
at Goodwood is presented in a stunning Volcano Red exterior colour,
features the new optional Leather interior and will be complete with
Lightweight Forged Alloy Wheels in Diamond Cut finish. The new 12C
model from McLaren will be available to view up close throughout the
event in the Goodwood Supercar Paddock.
Motorsport fans in the Formula One Paddock at Festival of Speed are
invited to visit McLaren GT and see the ‘GREAT’ 12C GT3, which
sports a bespoke livery designed by McLaren Racing’s own graphic
design team. Wearing a Union Jack which stretches the length of the
car, the ‘GREAT’ 12C GT3 highlights McLaren Group’s support of the
GREAT campaign, which was launched in 2012 by the Prime Minister’s
Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
McLaren Group is recognised by GREAT for McLaren Racing’s global
success in motorsport and the increasing profile of McLaren
Automotive worldwide as a leading developer and manufacturer of
groundbreaking sports cars.
The GREAT 12C GT3 will be running in Batch 3 of the Hill programme
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Two
high profile British guests from the world of entertainment will
each experience 12C road car performance as they join McLaren’s
professional racing drivers as passengers in the Michelin Supercar
Run at 12.35pm on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Regular updates
featuring the new 12C sports car and GREAT 12C GT3 at the 2012
Goodwood Festival of Speed will be published at:www.facebook.com/mclarenautomotive
2012 is a once in a generation opportunity to promote the UK abroad.
The world has already joined the nation in celebrating the Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee and will soon celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic
Games. More information on GREAT may be found