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Italian journalist Roberto Gurian shared this via Twitter on the 23rd:



Testing the wonderful McLaren MP4/12C in Portimao.
Hopefully this means we'll start seeing some reviews of the 12C very soon! :cool:

Looks great in the grey color too!

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thanks for that peloton25,i knew it was somewhere in portugal last week ,wonder why they havent gone to press yet ?? maybe we will see something this week,i was told they wouldnt be able to have the press cars to use alone yet,so there might not be any performace figures out ,just an impression of the cars ability
 

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jenson was driving one of the cars,not sure if lewis was also,but after all the effort of going to portugal,it rained!,the last test at goodwood due on the 31st nov had to be cancelled due to the snow.
at least we will know what the wet weather handling was like,as jenson mentioned it was like driving a big go-kart !!
 

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There may also be an embargo in place that will prevent them from releasing any info until a certain date.

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According to a user on another forum:

The wait is almost over folks. EVO magazine will have a full test in its next issue which is due in the shops here on Weds 2nd March.

As a subcriber I will get my copy about a week earlier
Of course those of us in America will be a month or so behind that, but we should get scans online pretty quickly.

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the embargo is untill feb14,however steve sutcliffe of autocar has let one of the stats slip,0-100mph,get this 6.1 seconds ,faster than the F1 which was 6.3 only 11 days to go!!!
 

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the embargo is untill feb14,however steve sutcliffe of autocar has let one of the stats slip,0-100mph,get this 6.1 seconds ,faster than the F1 which was 6.3 only 11 days to go!!!
The F1 time was set 17 years ago on 1994-tire-technology. Newer tires might make it faster than the 12c to 100.
 

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thanks for that peloton25,i knew it was somewhere in portugal last week ,wonder why they havent gone to press yet ?? maybe we will see something this week,i was told they wouldnt be able to have the press cars to use alone yet,so there might not be any performace figures out ,just an impression of the cars ability

Looking at the pictures, it was the Estoril Autodrome.
 

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Coming soon to the Top Gear test track:



Yes, I realize this is a screenshot from a videogame...

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You can watch it tomorrow if you have a Playstation 3 and Gran Turismo 5. ;)

Perhaps you missed my comment below the photo about that being a screenshot from a video game. :)

Hopefully the real Top Gear will get to have their way with one soon. :cool:

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You can watch it tomorrow if you have a Playstation 3 and Gran Turismo 5. ;)

Perhaps you missed my comment below the photo about that being a screenshot from a video game. :)

Hopefully the real Top Gear will get to have their way with one soon. :cool:

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I did see that but I have also heard from a friend at the BBC that Top Gear was likely to feature the MP4-12C this season.
 

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the embargo is untill feb14,however steve sutcliffe of autocar has let one of the stats slip,0-100mph,get this 6.1 seconds ,faster than the F1 which was 6.3 only 11 days to go!!!
What is the Ferrari 458s 0 - 100? I'm going to have to go re-watch that Top Gear episode.
 

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Wow, I am getting really excited about the MP4. Now the question will be, is it faster around a track than the 458?
 
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