MCLAREN MP4-12C, NOW WITH ADDED 'PHWOARR'
Noisier induction kit amongst raft of pre-delivery tweaks
The new system will be fitted to all customer 12Cs, says McLaren, and according to the esteemed Mr Metcalfe at Evo magazine (who's artfully taking the credit for all the changes), the car now delivers "a proper spine-tingling induction roar as each gear pops through".
None of this is race-winning stuff, but it's interesting to see how McLaren is responding to a new set of challenges imposed by the expectations of road car drivers.
The speed of reaction is pretty significant, as there appears to have been little navel-gazing or PR bullsh*t expended in justifying the original set-up.
Instead the company has taken criticisms on the chin, and banged out a quick-fire response in much the same ways as if a new F1 aero aid had proved unsuccessful on the race track. Which is pretty cool, if you look at it that way.
First deliveries of the MP4-12C begin in two or three weeks, we're told, which is a little behind the originally scheduled start in May. However, this has more to do with the complications of building a new factory, and the final pre-delivery tweaks reported here have (apparently) not impacted the schedule at all.