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Fact? Or dealer hyperbole. I remember reading that prototypes were hitting 210 at Nardo, so I was surprised to see manufacturer claim as only 205.
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"This is the McLaren MP4-12C," said Joseph Van De Veere, sales director of McLaren Beverly Hills, of the liquid-chrome missile on display. "This car has 600 horsepower. It'll get 26 miles to the gallon. It has the lowest carbon output per horsepower of any car in the world, including the Prius. It can go zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds, and its top speed is listed at 205, but I know it's actually 215."
 

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Fact? Or dealer hyperbole. I remember reading that prototypes were hitting 210 at Nardo, so I was surprised to see manufacturer claim as only 205.
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"This is the McLaren MP4-12C," said Joseph Van De Veere, sales director of McLaren Beverly Hills, of the liquid-chrome missile on display. "This car has 600 horsepower. It'll get 26 miles to the gallon. It has the lowest carbon output per horsepower of any car in the world, including the Prius. It can go zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds, and its top speed is listed at 205, but I know it's actually 215."
Would be nice to think so,but then why would he quote the HP figure wrong??
 

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My math says the car has 600bhp. Plus, non car guys think it is silly to say 592. It is 600ps.

Since it is a turbo car I would assume that peak hp will vary quite a bit based on temps.

It would not surprise me if the car would do over 205 but you need a proper place like the VW top speed track to do it, and perfect conditions.
 
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