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Here is an interesting drag race between three beautiful cars: the new McLaren MP4-12C, the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Porsche 911 Turbo. Most likely, this clip was recorded a couple of days ago at the MP4-12C media event which was organized in Portimao, Portugal. The result it isn’t very concluding, but it still is quite interesting to see the duel.

Speaking of McLaren, they finally revealed all the specifications of their new MP4-12C model which will have a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that outputs 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) and 443 lb.-ft (600 Nm) of torque. With such power under the hood, the car can sprint to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds (3.1 with the Corsa tires), onto a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h). To reach 200 km/h (124 mph), the McLaren MP4-12C needs 9.1 seconds with regular tires and 8.9 with the Corsa racing rubber.

The car’s MonoCell carbon-fiber chassis weights only 165 lbs (75 kg) which helps maintain the vehicle’s curb weight at only 2868 lbs (1301 kg). The engine is mated to a 7-speed SSG gearbox that offers three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track.

The car will be available through a network of 35 retailers located in 19 countries and it will have a base price of about $229,000. The MP4-12C will hit the dealerships sometime this year.

Source: WorldCarFans

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To commemorate their victory in the GT2 class of the 24 Hours of LeMans race in 1996, German tuner Roock has announced the Roock RST 600 LM tuning program for the Porsche 997 Turbo. The package includes a body kit with the original Roock front splitter, rear diffuser and Roock Le Mans rear spoiler, new Roock F1 Ultra super-light aluminum racing wheels with custom Roock signature carbon fiber center caps.

But the coolest part about this package is the performance upgrades: modified twin-turbochargers, titanium exhaust, proprietary fuel maps and engine management software, carbon racing clutch, tuned suspension and new brakes. The upgrades increase the power output to 602 hp and 611 lb-ft of torque, which means 0-60 in 3.1 seconds and 212 mph top speed.

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