Video CAR Magazine Tests MP4-12C Against Its Rivals

CAR Magazine has pitched the new McLaren MP4-12C against its rivals, the Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Lamborghini Gallardo Performante, Audi R8 V10 and Mercedes SLS AMG.

The CAR team used Rockingham race circuit so Le Mans driver formerly known as the Stig, Ben Collins could lap each sports car against the clock. At the end of three days testing they picked their winner, the very best supercar on sale today.

The full story is available in the new July 2011 issue of CAR, but the Brits will also release more footage and info over the upcoming days.

Two videos have initially been released, showing the SLS AMG and Audi R8 V10 lapping the circuit. Check out the timed laps in the hands of ex-Stig Ben Collins at Rockingham via the onboard videos below.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG laptime: 1min 33.01sec

Audi R8 V10 laptime: 1min 31.06sec

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante: 1min 29.92 sec

Every single day we will add one more video until the full film is released on the 22th of June. First new footage is the 911 GT2 RS lapping the track. Stay tuned for more!

Porsche 911 GT2 RS: 1min 28.77sec

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  1. In the £200k price bracket tested there could have been a few more cars and the GTR should have been in there too, but its as fast as the porsche 911 turbo so we can use that as a rough marker. Shame the lambo wasnt a regular hard top but oh well.

    No doubt the infamous ferrari mechanics have been at that track testing a few highly tuned versions of the 458 for the last week in a desperate bid to con us all as usual, but i think the Mclaren will win, i look forward to seeing the rest of the videos and times! :D

  2. Well, the GTR ,911 Turbo and Aventador can’t be compared with those ones, they are not in the same rank.More likely with db9/dbs,599…

  3. What Johnnie Walker said…I wish they put the GTR and 2011 or 2012 ZR1 with their new tires(set a new lap time on Nurburgring, 6 seconds faster). ANd the M600 is a BEAST!

  4. Guys, I have added the video of the LP570-4 Performante to the post… This is the latest video they released today. Have fun watching it.

  5. Once again a new video added… This time the 911 GT2 RS :)

    For those of you new to this post.. Check it out, every day a new video is posted, tomorrow the Ferrari 458 Italia!


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