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Exclusive McLaren MP4-12C High Sport edition uncovered

A video of the previously unknown McLaren MP4-12C High Sport has been tipped to WCF today following first details and photos which emerged from McLarenLife.com and TeamSpeed.com.

A creation from McLaren Special Operations, the exclusive High Sport (HS) is limited to only 5 examples, according to video maker Jodito20.

The MP4-12C HS features a completely redesigned front nose to maximize downforce and increase airflow to the turbo intercoolers therefore resulting in higher boost pressure. Increase in power output is allegedly 75 hp (56 kW).

Modifications at the rear include a new rear bumper with rear vents similar to the MP4-12C GT3 race car, an extended diffuser and a modified active rear wing which seems to be missing its lower half.

After asking various associates at the McLaren dealership in Miami, Jodito20 discovered the owners of two of the bespoke vehicles include the crown prince of Bahrain and McLaren executive chairman himself, Ron Dennis.

Thanks to Troels for the tip!

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Comments (8)

 RobERob RobERob
Pictures and videos just do not do this car justice. You have to see it in person to get a real grasp of just how awesome it really is; especially when parked next to the F-1. I drive by the new dealership in Palo Alto every morning on my way to work just drooling over both cars. And, as much as it pains me to say it, I find myself looking over in the direction of the MP4-12C more often than I do the priceless F-1.
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January 12, 2012 7:09 pm
 RAPTOR77 RAPTOR77
Why only 5 units? Before earns money, it will pass about 20 years, then obviously it will be unique, so will cost 10 times as much as now ... I will remain nothing more than to buy a 1:18 scale model or poster ;-) ;-D
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January 12, 2012 6:52 pm
 norther norther
i wonder how much faster it is now with all that aventador like HP
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January 12, 2012 5:33 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
Critics have said the MP4-12C looks a bit tame. Well there you go!
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January 12, 2012 4:49 pm
 tenart tenart
ay ya yay... i like
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January 12, 2012 4:39 pm
 GeeNee GeeNee
Looks like that old timer knocked his head in the pictures lol
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January 12, 2012 3:47 pm
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
Oh Lord have mercy for I am not worthy.
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January 12, 2012 3:47 pm
 Speedoholic Speedoholic
Sweet baby Jesus! Why is everyone suddenly introducing extremely attractive cars?
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January 12, 2012 3:22 pm