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The 1988 McLaren #12 Honda McLaren MP4/4 is a Formula One race car used by McLaren for the 1988 Formula One season. It appears in the eBay Motors Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 and will return for Forza Motorsport 7.[1]

The MP4/4 is one of the most dominant Formula One cars ever built, winning all but one race and claiming all but one pole position in the 1988 season.[2] Statistically, the car holds the record as the most dominant single season car with a winning percentage of 93.8%, while the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid in 2016 came the closest to beating this record with 90.5% of races won (19/21).

The successor to the MP4/3 used in 1987, the McLaren MP4/4 was succeeded by the MP4/5 in 1989.

Description Edit

On a list of Formula One’s most dominant cars, the MP4/4 sits at the top. After a disappointing season in 1987, McLaren recruited Team Lotus driver Ayrton Senna to join Frenchman Alain Prost in the team’s new car. The legendary drivers piloted the new MP4/4 lowline chassis, which was powered by a screaming Honda V6 turbo engine. The pair won McLaren a Constructors’ Championship by a margin of 134 points in 1988 and gave Senna and Prost a 1-2 finish in the F1 Driver’s Championship. The car won all but one of the 16 races that year, including ten 1-2 finishes. Senna edged out Prost in the F1 Drivers’ Championship, but even more significant was the margin of victory the MP4/4 delivered over its competitors, often lapping not only the back markers but the entire field. The MP4/4’s dominance created a turning point in F1 history – its forward-thinking, heavily-reclined driving position is still echoed in today’s race chassis and its indomitable V6 ended F1’s turbo era until its recent rebirth. In short, when you are driving the MP4/4 in Forza 6, you are driving an incomparable legend.
— forzamotorsport.net[3] 

Statistics Edit

Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 7.7 
Handling 10 
Acceleration 10 
Braking 10 
 
X 999
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 2,000,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the eBay Motors Car Pack
Top Speed: 206.2 mph  (331.8 km/h) Division: 1970s Grand Prix
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.000 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 67.8 ft (20.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 147.7 ft (45 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.92 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 3.23 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed ? 
Handling ? 
Acceleration ? 
Launch ? 
Braking ?
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer ? CR
Top Speed: missing data Division: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data

Performance Edit

The McLaren MP4/4 carries the traits typical of a Formula One race car in the late 20th century, including very quick acceleration to 100 mph (161 km/h) in as quick as 5 seconds, very sharp steering, and effective braking. Unlike most cars, the MP4/4 requires less than 150 ft (46 m) to brake to a stop from 100 mph (161 km/h), allowing it to go longer than most cars before having to brake in order to reach cornering-suitable speeds. The MP4/4 is capable of exceeding 3.2 lateral Gs at a speed of 120 mph (193 km/h), making it one of the best-handling cars in the game.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Forza Garage - forzamotorsport.net
  2. MP4/4 race history - mclaren.com
  3. Description (FM6) - forzamotorsport.net

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