Some of the fortunate members of the international automotive press last month in January got the opportunity to have a test-drive of the all new MP4-12C supercar.
The Surrey, U. K.-based automobile producer decided to zero in on Algarve Motor Park situated in Portugal to offer to the members of the media an opportunity to see and assess the car for themselves.
In fact, Formula One driver Jenson Button even provided the journalists with a thrill by taking laps on the track at a driving rate of over 200 miles per hour.
When the talk about super car industry- McLaren began last year, one could clearly feel that it has been able to generate quite a handful of heat and excitement. This happened more so because at that time the concept of new volume manufacturer was something, well, quite new! And there was buzz that something big is happening.
And one can see the results now, because after five years of efforts that led to the development of process, MP4-12C. This will finally begin production and that would become effective very soon, informed the firm.
McLaren Automotive has announced pricing for its MP4-12C supercar that will hit European roads in spring next year.
The high-performance sports car will cost 168,500 pounds in the UK, and 200,000 euros in the Europe Union. The quoted figure for the UK market includes VAT at the 20 per cent rate which will apply then.
The McLaren MP4-12C supercar is based on a carbon chassis, dubbed the MonoCell, and uses a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine. It produces 600bhp.
The Formula One wining car maker McLaren has decided to reduce efforts in its mainstream manufacturing and willing to enter in the other sectors of business.
The car maker has already started its work in the sports and healthcare industries and now eying at the aerospace industry. It has also plan to set up an all new car company in the UK in order to strengthen its foot in the normal car market.