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JLR and Birmingham McLaren Come up Top Trumps



JLR  and Birmingham Mclaren came up Top Trumps at my school with 2 super cars. Within 5 minutes of arrival the young drivers and my head teacher were comparing the cars as if they were playing Top Trumps.

Waves of school children engulfed the 2 super cars which looked very smart in white. Both cars represent top British engineering.

Stats Mclaren Mp4-12c Jaguar XKRS
Engine 3799cc, 8cyl 5000cc, 8cyl
power 625bhp 550bhp
Topspeed 207mph l86mph
0-60 mph 3.1 sec 4.2 sec
Economy  24.2mpg 23.0mpg
Price from £176,000 £97,000
Engine noise 5***** 5*****


The noise test resulted in a dead heat. The XKRS has a more muscular sound like a roaring lion and the MP4-12C has the raspy growl of a cheetah.

David Tibbetts (McLarens sales manager) and Rohil Badiani (JLR car development engineer) respectively felt their car was the better one. You expect this obviously. 

The school car caretakers fell to a split decision.

Having sat in both cars the XKRS has a more comfortable interior, however the McLaren is a low stiffened super car.


Thanks to David Tibbetts from Rybrook McLaren  and JLR for bringing the combined 1175 BHP and the £273,00 worth of  Topcars to North Leamington school.


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