McLaren MP4-12C Spider laptime at Rockingham National

2012 McLaren MP4-12C Spider completed a lap of Rockingham National in 1 minute and 17.2 seconds.

Track Rockingham National
Type flying start
Vehicle McLaren MP4-12C Spider
Power / weight 625 ps / 1512 kg
Driver Steve Sutcliffe
Time 1:17.200
Average speed 128 kph (79 mph)
Submitted 11.11.2013 by saxy
Reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0ZyQhROBE
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saxy  6y ago

bare in mind, when i said "honda" i meant the car, not the bike oops.


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Marco Switar  6y ago

I meant 2 - 3 second. Motor trend in a recent test show Viper TA lapping in 1.33 with corsa tires and 1.30 with slick tires. So i thought 2 - 3 seconds are the right gap. The real point is: honda is a race bike, McLaren is a stock car. We have to keep in mind that superbike is a monster. It could do 0-200 in less than 6 seconds and it could lap, for example, Misano circuit in 1.35 - 1.36. I stock bike with a professional driver and corsa tires lap the same circuit in 1.42,7 (BMW HP 4). Another example: stock Bmw hp 4 in Mireval circuit lap in 1.27.7 while MP 4 in 1.30.7. So it's difficult for car even when we face stock bike. It depend on the circuit.


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saxy  6y ago

With slick tires it could gain about 2 - seconds

i think the whole point why the honda pwned the 12c was because it's a very windy track, and hence I think slicks would have given the 12c more than just 2 seconds, but certainly not 6


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Marco Switar  6y ago

The correct time for McLaren is 1.17.2, but in the article they report even 1.16.9. This is the time with professional driver. It's just impossible for MP 4 stay with a superbike like that with british champion. With slick tires it could gain about 2 - seconds, so 1.14.5. I think a stock bike like BMW S 1000 could be just as fast or little faster, but superbike is in another legue. They need MP 4 GT 3 to compare with.


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saxy  6y ago

the bike is quite a bit faster than the BMW SR1000, which raced against the Ariel Atom V8. It being faster than the mp4 was a given. The BTCC was impressive for just 360hp


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Fangio Man  6y ago

I am surprised the bike was faster than the MP4 and the BTTC...


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phavyarden  6y ago

1:17.2