Senna-Donington-1993Performance car manufacturer McLaren Automotive have opened a showroom in the Gulf state Kuwait on 8 February. Company’s debut model, the MP4-12C will be on display alongside McLaren MP4/8:

Ayrton Senna’s last race-winning Formula 1 car. The MP4-12C features a one-piece, moulded carbon ‘MonoCell’ chassis, a 592bhp V8 twin-turbo engine, and an Proactive Chassis Control suspension. In addition to the showrooms in Kuwait (Ali Alghanim & Sons) and Dubai (Al Habtoor Motors), the company’s full regional network will include retailers in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain (Al Ghassan Motors), Qatar (Dana Motors) and Saudi Arabia (Al Ghassan Motors). There will also be a service centre in Lebanon (Saad & Trad Sal).

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Front suspension: double wishbones, pushrod, inboard spring/damper/actuator
Rear suspension: double wishbones, pushrod, inboard spring/damper/actuator
Suspension dampers: Bilstein
Wheel diameter: front: 13 inch / rear: 13 inch
Wheel rim widths: front: 11,5 inch / rear: 13,7 inch
Tyres: Goodyear
Brakes: Brembo
Brake pads: Carbone Industrie/Hitco/Brembo
Steering: McLaren
Radiators: McLaren/Calsonic
Fuel tanks: ATL
Battery: GS
Instruments: TAG Electronics

Gearbox: McLaren six-speed transverse semi-automatic
Driveshafts: McLaren
Clutch: AP

Wheelbase: 2902 mm
Track: front: 1692 mm / rear: 1607 mm
Formula weight: 505 kg
Fuel capacity: 215 litres

Type: Ford HB
No. of cylinders: V8 (75°)
Fuel and oil: Shell
Sparking plugs: Champion
Electronics: TAG electronics