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The McLaren 12C is a dream supercar you can drive every day

Here’s your chance to own a car not seen very often on Irish roads.

Image: Lewis Motors

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

A car with extraordinary pace and handling. A car that looks like a beast on the road, turns heads and gets enviable looks wherever it goes. A car that is a feat of engineering and one that is proven on track but made for the road. I’d by a McLaren 12C (or MP4-12C, to give it its full name).

Why a McLaren 12C?

The 12c is the first car that McLaren made for the everyday car buyer. OK, the mega-rich everyday car buyer.

It is an extraordinarily capable car both on the track and road and is ludicrously fast. It has lightning-quick reflexes, endless grip and is tripping over itself with high-tech features. It has an all-independent double wishbone adjustable suspension that makes the car feel like a super comfy saloon as well as a focused racing car.

Oh, and it also has the super cool signature McLaren dihedral doors that always impress when opened… and a sharp driver-centric interior that is very comfortable.

Source: Lewis Motors

What’s special about this particular one?

The 12C is a rare sight on Irish roads, so you will really stand out in this dream car.

This particular version looks resplendent in its McLaren Orange paint and gorgeous 20-inch McLaren alloys and carbon ceramic brakes. Inside it is finished in carbon black leather and Alcantara and carbon black steering wheel.

It also comes with a Stealth Pack (darkened finish on exhaust tips and wing supports) and Iris upgrade with satellite navigation and Meridian surround sound system. This is one souped-up supercar.

Source: Lewis Motors

What does it look like in action?

Watch Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton (back when they were F1 teammates) have a lot of fun test driving the McLaren 12C around the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Nice job!

Source: MOTOR1/YouTube

Who else drives one?

Singers Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga both drive one, as does David Beckham (although I think his 12C is actually Posh’s car, she has great taste).

DJ Calvin Harris drives one and has been seen taking Rita Ora out for a spin in it. Will.I.Am has a 12C in his large car collection and Jay Leno has a 12C in his garage. In fact, there are loads of great YouTube videos on Jay and his McLaren.

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Source: Lewis Motors

It costs €209,950. What else could you get for the money?

For the same money, you could have this bungalow with stunning views in Kells, Co Meath.

Source: Dave Gavin

… or this new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet.

Source: MSL Ballsbridge Motors

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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