McLaren’s new MP4-12C sold out for at least two years

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

If converted to sales, the number of expressions of interests to buy McLaren's new MP4-12C translates to two years of production. So far, McLaren has received over 2,700 firm expressions of interests.

When the MP4-12C was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this month, it was applauded by those who attended the show, as well as potential customers. After having done over one million test miles in five continents, the MP4 is now entering its final stages of development.

At the McLaren Production Centre, preparations are underway for car production starting in early 2011. However, initial production will begin later this year at the McLaren Technology Centre.

The MP4 has a target price of less than £175,000. McLaren boss Ron Dennis has made a pledge that buyers will be getting the fastest car that money can buy that's built of the highest quality and has the highest level of dealer and aftersales support from any carmaker.

The MP4 is powered by a Ricardo-developed twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre 90-degree V8 engine that can rev to 8500rpm, with its maximum 592bhp output arriving at 7000rpm.

The peak 442lb ft of torque is available from 3000rpm, although 80% is available between 2000-6500rpm. McLaren claims that this car can sprint from zero to 124mph in less than 10 seconds, and stop from 124mph in less than five seconds. When running at a speed of 100mph, the car can stop in 30 metres (about seven car lengths).

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

More positive news has been pouring in before the year ends. For those who have been waiting to hear the latest word on Toyota 86, we have some great news....
by - December 10, 2016
Hyundai is making the green vehicle race more competitive by offering three powertrain types -- pure electric (EV), hybrid (EV plus combustion engine) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – in one...
by - December 9, 2016
Although specs for the new Renault Megane had already surfaced several weeks ago, we didn’t know that the company has cooked up something new. Aside from the 200hp gasoline, Renault‘s...
by - December 9, 2016
For the first time in fifty-eight years, Infiniti registers its first US-Spec Q60 Coupe in Cuba. American products have not been allowed entry into Cuba for six decades. But it...
by - December 9, 2016
Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is...
by - December 9, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries