The lucky guys at Autocar in the UK were among the first to get their hands on the highly-anticipated McLaren MP4-12C and they got to test drive it for over 3200km.
It comes as no surprise that Autocar simply loved the car and its awe-inspiring performance from the 441kW 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8. With acceleration from 0-100km/h achieved in just 3.1 seconds, it's a package that's hard to argue with.
CAR and Jenson Button also took the car for a spin on the circuit to see what all of the fuss was about. Formula One driver Jenson Button seems to be equally impressed by the new McLaren, saying that he's never driven another road car like it. Button does contradict himself a bit, talking about the car's sophisticated anti-lock braking system. He said,
"The great thing is, when I brake, I know I'm doing it... you know, it's not all about the ABS."
But then he goes on to say immediately after that,
"It's working, you can felt it grabbing at certain wheels, and when it feels one is slipping, it uses the others [wheels] to brake. Very clever."
Nonetheless, Button - who drives for McLaren in the Formula One World Championship - does seem fairly excited about the MP4-12C and says there isn't really a dull area about the car.
"It makes me smile driving it, and that's unusual in a road car," he said.
Take a look below for CAR's interview with Jenson Button while he test drives the car around the circuit.
Australian McLaren MP4-12C deliveries are set to begin during November. For more details on the massively impressive performance figures, click here.