The development objective in the McLaren MP4 -12C was it possible to easily and efficiently build the car. Therefore, the core consists of a carbon passenger cell that weighs less than 80 kilograms. In addition, an innovation from Formula 1 provides weight savings: a lithium nano- phosphate battery is in the super sports car. Driven is aerodynamically sophisticated behemoth of a 3.8- liter turbocharged V8 with 600 hp. The top speed give the British with 330 km / h.