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McLaren MP4-12C production start

After its stellar world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the series of exclusive showcases to prospective customers and media across the globe in 2010, the McLaren MP4-12C ultra-sports car has finally enter production at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, England. With schedule to build up to 1,000 12Cs in 2011, McLaren Automotive will be manufacturing most of its rides in a bespoke new 40m GBP McLaren Production Centre, which is due for completion in May. At its market

McLaren MP4-12C priced for Europe

McLaren priced the perfect road machine MP4-12C from £168 500 (including 20% VAT) when it goes on sale in the UK in 2011. The car is just £1045 cheaper than Ferrari 458 Italia. Probably, this is the main reason why McLaren MP4-12C has already received over 2 700 pre-orders. MP4-12C is powered by features a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine 608PS (447 kW) and 599Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed "Seamless Shift" double-clutch transmission which enables the car to accelerate

McLaren MP4-12C at Goodwood Festival of Speed

McLaren MP4-12C is may be the most eagerly expected car in the world. It will be presented for the first time to a public audience at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event takes place from Thursday 1- Sunday 4 July 2010. Current Formula 1 World Champion - Jenson Button and 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton will drive the MP4-12C up Goodwood Hill on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the Supercar Run. The prototype was tested at Goodwood Motor Circuit in March this year. The VP9 Validation Proto

McLaren F1 reunion

McLaren F1 is a true legend. Still, after 20 years there is no faster normally aspirated production road car in the world. F1 GTR is the only car, which won Formula 1 World Championship, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours. Furthermore, this was the first production road car to use a full carbon fibre monocoque. The first McLaren F1 car was launched on 28th May 1992 and delivered to its happy owner in December 1993. McLaren is a pioneer in carbon fiber technologies. They used carbon fibr

Inside McLaren: developing the MP4-12C

McLaren Automotive presents the first in a series of broadcast-quality short videos, which reveals the performance car testing programme for the new McLaren MP4-12C. The politics of the company includes this unique and engaging story, which precedes the first model  going on sale in Spring 2011. The footage reveals McLaren Automotive's plans, processes and challenges. The first film is named "Inside McLaren: developing the MP4-12C". Highlights include an introduction to the McLaren Techno

2011 McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren Automotive is getting ready to release the new McLaren Mp4-12C. Besides the strange name it is a successor of the legendary McLaren F1, so the expectations are enormous. The first and most shocking difference is the engine 3.8 litre 90⁰ V8 with two turbo-chargers - the ‘M838T’. McLaren F1 is powered by naturally aspirated V12 developed by BMW M division delivering 627hp and 651 N/m of torque. The next difference in McLaren Mp4-12C is left driving position. The old F1 is 3-sea