Hype: Vorsteiner Debuts McLaren “MP4-VX” Package For MP4-12C (Video)

Posted on 08.08.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

When a performance company throws a swanky VIP, invite-only event to celebrate the release of what is effectively a body kit, then you know that said performance company is in a playground that most of us tend to daydream about.  Vorsteiner is one of those companies.

     

Last night they invited a small group of loyal customers and industry VIPs to literally pull the sheet off their newest project: the MP4-VX package for the McLaren MP4-12c.  For almost half a year the designers at Vorsteiner have been racking their brains trying to figure out how to make a beautiful car look even better, while still retaining functionality and avoiding any weight-gain.

    

The MP4-VX is the fruit of all those mental gymnastics.  The MP4-VX package is an 8 piece aero package which, when combined are meant to aesthetically enhance a MP4-12c while improving downforce and cooling.  This is done with some great design, lots of ducts, and plains to guide the flow of air over the McLaren’s body.

    

What do I think? I think this package will be polarizing.  I believe some will love it while others will absolutely hate it.  Personally, I am on the side that loves it.  I think the MP4-VX is beautiful and a credit to the design sense of the Vorsteiner team.  It is just as hard to make an ugly car look good as it is to make a good looking car look even better, yet Vorsteiner pulled it off.

I always tell my friends that the McLaren MP4-12C is my “if I won the lotto” car and now I can safely say the MP4-VX package would likely be the first mod I get for it should the day come that I hit those numbers!  For now I can only dream of what could be.  I invite you to dream along with me by checking out the video of the official debut of the MP4-VX below as well as a gallery of studio pictures and the official press release.  You can also check out pictures from the party by clicking on any of the thumbnails between the above paragraphs.  Enjoy!

Debut video:

Studio Gallery:

    

    

    

Press Release:

Vorsteiner’s latest release of Mclaren MP4-VX marks our entry into Mclaren tuning world with their new clay modeling and digital modeling program.

In their effort to stay true to the Mclaren brand, the designers kept as much of the existing body lines of the MP4 intact while enhancing the original line to a more edgier and aggressive form.

The new body parts also took into account everyday drivability and functionality as we took great efforts in maximizing ground clearance for the daily drivers while improving overall aerodynamics & looks. The MP4-VX program also features our latest in 1-piece aluminum forged wheels technology.

The wheels were engineered to be specifically load rated for the weight of this car so that the wheels can maximize weight savings during the CNC milling process without compromises in safety. The new wheels are 20x9J and 21x12J inch wide with 245/25/20 and 325/30/21 tires to keep the car well planted around corners.

The MP4-VX program is composed of:

• Carbon Fiber Front Bumper with dual air duct system and side ventilation louvers

• Carbon Fiber Add-On Front Spoiler

• Carbon Fiber Rear Bumper with dual ventilation louvers & central vent opening

• Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser with integrated Dual Diffuser Tunnels

• 4 Piece Carbon Fiber Side Skirt blade with floating front fin element

Starting at the front the Mclaren MP4-VX showcases a completely redesigned nose made entirely out of latest dry carbon fiber pre-preg autoclave technology. This new front end consists of a full replacement bumper cover with features such as a completely redesigned ducting system, side air vent elements and a separate front spoiler that aids in front end downforce. The bumpers like all Vorsteiner original products utilizes all factory mounting hardware and is 100% reversible if the vehicle was ever returned back to its stock form.

The most visually striking component of the MP4-VX kit would be replacement carbon fiber rear bumper cover and rear diffuser element. The optical carbon fiber rear bumper also features 2 ventilation louvers on the side and 1 in the center to assist in heat being dissipated from the engine and exhaust.

The new carbon and kevlar reinforced composite rear diffuser features race inspired tunnels to further improve on airflow and keep the rear end planted against the road with larger mesh perimeter opening to further assist in cooling the engine temperature.

Lastly, the vehicle has improved airflow dynamics with our 4-piece carbon fiber side blade elements giving the vehicle a lower sportier stance while improving downforce at high speeds.

For more information please visit our website at www.vorsteiner.com or email us at info@vorsteiner.com

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