So a friend recently purchased a used 12c and kindly offered to let me drive it.
First impressions, it's easy to get into, the seat is amazingly comfortable and this car could easily be a daily driver. The door has no external handle and there is a secret handshake required to open the latch.
The engine is quiet, smooth and refined. Not unlike a more powerful Acura NSX. The transmission is a 7 speed, dual clutch automatic and it works very well, in any of it's various modes. With accurate, rapid shifts that are not harsh in normal mode and absolutely instant in performance mode.
The drive down the uncontrolled airport perimeter road (a long, fast, sweeping corner road) was absolutely uneventful. The car, in performance mode, does not lean at all, although in this mode, it is stiff. In normal mode, it's much like any other performance car. The suspension is active and prevents body roll. Impressive, and unobtrusive. The brakes are carbon and feel just a bit different at first.
But, ooohhhh, that engine. Once we got on the highway, I got on it fully. (not admitting to anything) and the hand of God pushed me forward, and never let up. It has that never ending acceleration feeling of a fast jet. Interestingly, after finally settling down at highway speed, the transmission shifts into a tall 7th gear and RPM's drop well below 2000. (8500 redline) So, it cruises effortlessly down the highway. And, it's quiet inside.
2.8 seconds 0-60, 10.27 1/4 mile @ 135MPH, clearly this thing has power. It's as fast as a literbike!