McLaren’s new Supercar will go on sale next spring and be available in 19 countries in a limited total number of 1000 units at a price between $186,000 to $261,000usd.
The McLaren MP4-12C will feature a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 with 592hp and 442 lb-ft of torque directed through a 7-speed “Seamless Shift” dual clutch transmission. The new McLaren is expected to best a 0-60mph time of 3.8-seconds or better and top out at 186mph.
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On 18 March 2010, McLaren Automotive held a press conference for global media entitled ‘Inside McLaren – the Launch of a New Car Company’. The video footage includes the new McLaren MP4-12C high performance sports car, McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis, McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff and 2009 and 2008 Formula 1 World Champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.
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The McLaren MP4-12C goes on sale in spring 2011 from bespoke McLaren Automotive retailers in 19 countries across the globe. It sits in the market of ‘core’ sports cars that cost between £125,000 and £175,000 and will feature innovative technical and customer-focused engineering and design that will offer new levels of performance in its price bracket.
The 12C will be built initially at the award-winning Fosters+Partners-designed McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, England. In spring 2011, the innovative combination of hand-built and ‘lean’ production processes will transfer to the new £40 million McLaren Production Centre next door to the MTC.
The McLaren Automotive retail network will be confirmed through the second half of 2010, along with pricing of the 12C and final performance figures for the car.