Formula One World Champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton drove the MP4-12C in the Supercar Run at Goodwood Festival of Speed to give the car its public debut.
The innovative McLaren MP4-12C delighted the crowds as the McLaren Orange Validation Prototype (VP) 12C raced the famous Goodwood Hill on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
With McLaren Automotive Managing Director, Antony Sheriff at the wheel, the MP4-12C was the first car to be driven up Goodwood Hill on Friday 02 July, effectively opening the show.
The 12C was subsequently granted pole position in every Supercar Run over the course of the weekend, a fitting gesture to two Formula 1 World Champions that are accustomed to leading from the front!
In addition to another 12C VP car, finished in Volcano Orange and fitted with stunning lightweight forged wheels, many of the 176,000 visitors to Goodwood Festival of Speed were drawn to a 12C rolling chassis displayed by McLaren. Presenting a car in this way underlines the pride the team place in the 12C's engineering integrity. By viewing firsthand the car's hydraulic suspension arrangement, its carbon monocell chassis, compact 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine and unique transmission, visitors with an appreciation for innovation and technology had a rare glimpse of what lies under the skin of the 12C.
McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff said: "The visitors to our stand were the perfect blend of car enthusiasts and potential customers; I'm delighted that we chose Goodwood Festival of Speed to unveil the 12C to the public.
"This is just the start for McLaren Automotive. In five year's time, I expect us to be presenting a full range of innovative and performance-focused sports cars. Sports car enthusiasts all over the world will be able to enjoy McLaren cars up close and personal at events like Goodwood Festival of Speed."