Guy Buys Cheapest McLaren MP4-12C In The U.S. And It’s Broken

Remember the McLaren MP4-12C? It was launched back in 2011 and it was the British carmaker’s first production road car since the iconic F1, which ended its run in 1998.

Also, models produced before 2012 were indeed called by their full name (MP4-12C), although by the end of 2012, both Coupe and the Spider versions went only by ’12C’. To give you a sense of how great this car was and still is, know that it once lapped the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 28 seconds, same as a Carrera GT.

Now, who would be bold enough so as to buy the cheapest MP4-12C in the United States? The answer is of course Tyler Hoover, known for spending a buck or two on bargain deals that sometimes go horribly wrong.

Since the car’s previous owner was kind enough to renew the warranty, Hoover had to spend an extra $5,000 on it, bringing the grand total to $105,000, which is still a remarkably low price for a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8-powered supercar, with 625 PS (616 HP) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal.

Aim it at the horizon and you’ll be doing 333 km/h (207 mph) flat out, although if you’re only counting to 100 km/h (62 mph) and 200 km/h (124 mph), know that you can hit those numbers in just 3.1 seconds and 8.8 seconds respectively. As for its 1/4 mile time, that would be 10.6 seconds at 219 km/h (136 mph).

If only it was that simple

Unfortunately, this car is also very much broken, and despite this fact, Hoover chose to purchase it anyway. Right now, he’s on a waiting list for a new transmission, because the one he has won’t go into Reverse and will only let him select 1st gear.

Still, once this car is up and running properly, it should put a huge smile on its owner’s face with every tap of the throttle.


  • SteersUright

    I cant watch this guy. Something about the falseness of his delivery, the overacting, and trying to be too “cute”. Prefer my more serious and very articulate reviewers like Chris Harris, etc. Even prefer Doug DeMuro to this guy.

    • gibgibgib

      I cant watch Doug videos anymore. I used to stop the video when he got to “The Doug Score” and now I just avoid completely

  • Christian

    Idiot gets money from sponser to buy them a car that he can make a video about and earn some money…

    • S3XY

      Is that what you consider an idiot? I consider that a hustle

  • Rzrlf

    “Hey youtube, i just made another financially crippling decision. Smash that like and subscribe button so i can keep being a rich a$$hole”

    • Keys D

      Get this guy a drink

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    • Bash

      Exactly, lol

  • Six_Tymes

    MC’s are Historic for transmission problems.

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  • Ronald Roman

    First gear is enough to pick-up chicks on Las Vegas Boulevard!

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