There are many speed freaks out there with cars capable of escaping the police without difficulty, but now the UK police are fighting back with a 207 MPH McLaren 12C. Due to be unvieled at the Birmingham motor show this weekend, the car was supplied by local McLaren dealers and sales director David Tibbett said: ‘We are delighted to help the police and their work.
The car is far from practical on a day to day basis. In fact you wouldn’t even be able to arrest somebody in it because like most of these police supercars they require co-drivers. The police say it hopes it will close the gap between them and motorists.
TV star Angus Nairn of “Motorway Cops” says the vehicle will teach people about the danger of excess speed. Everyone who will see the McLaren wants to come and talk about it – it is an excellent way to get people to have a conversation with the police and not end up with a fixed penalty ticket.
Engine: McLaren M838T twin-turbo 3.8 L V8 – 616 horsepower
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
Top speed: 207mph
Structure: carbon fibre composite chassis
Max torque: 443 lb per ft of torque