The first proper McLaren MP4-12C which will be going to a customer, is about to arrive. The assembly start about 3 weeks ago. At the McLaren is building MP4-12C in a temporary facility near McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England but soon production will start in 60 million euro McLaren's own production centre just outside MTC.
The MP4-12C has been called as the biggest rival of Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 and Mercedes SLS AMG. Because of ultra lightness this car is expected to be better than SLS and LP560 and it is going to be a tough call between MP4-12C and 458 Italia.
The MP4-12C comes up with a new concept of Carbon-monocell in which backbone of whole car including chassis is made from a single piece of carbon fibre. All this fuss? The result it ultra lightness. 0-60mph in just shy of 3.0 seconds. 600bhp (which is greatest among all its rivals) from McLaren's own developed twin-turbo V8. Price? 167,000 pounds and guess what? it is least among its rivals.
Ron Dennis, McLaren's boss called it "The best the money could buy right now!"