I remember my first time experiencing launch control in the 997 Porsche Turbo.
The driver, speaking in choppy English, mentioned something like "'Ere vee goah" and quickly had my head pinned to the seat. It felt as though my eyeballs were thrown to the depths of my skull and my stomach was not where it was suppose to be.
It felt like I was weightless or I was getting launched into space. Take your pick because both are equally brutal.
Well, according to AutoExpress, the McLaren MP4-12C is even more intense than that! I don't know how that's physically possible since the Porsche made me feel like I was sucked into a black hole.
**If you want to see the McLaren MP4-12C go head-to-head with the Ferrari 458 Italia, click "Read Article"
Two point nine seconds. In the time it will take you to reach the end of this sentence, the new McLaren MP4-12C rockets past the 0-60mph benchmark.
Exploding off the line, it also shifts gear, and sends the turbocharged engine’s huge reserves of power to the rear axles as the tyres take huge bites out of the tarmac below.
Three seconds later, and only six seconds into our run, we pass 100mph. At peak, our sophisticated test gear shows the car pulls 1.4g under full power – a figure most family cars can’t match on the brakes...
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