McLaren Automotive today announced the US manufacturer suggested retail pricing (MSRP) for the McLaren MP4-12C starting at $229,000 with an anticipated on-sale date of late summer 2011. The MP4-12C will arrive on the North American sports car scene as the only carbon-fiber based vehicle in its market-price segment.
Powered by a highly efficient yet powerful 3.8 liter 592 hp powerplant with a dry weight of less than 2,900 lbs., the MP4-12C could prove to be a benchmark setting super car making waves between the more expensive Lamborghinis and Ferraris.
The 12C will be the first in a range of high-performance sports cars by McLaren which will be sold and serviced through a network of 35 retailers worldwide; 10 of those are based in key North American markets. In addition, McLaren announced today the final two launch retailers in North America with McLaren Newport Beach and McLaren Philadelphia. They round out the list of launch retailers previously announced:
* McLaren Beverly Hills – The Auto Gallery
* McLaren Chicago – Lake Forest Sports Cars
* McLaren Dallas – Park Place Texas
* McLaren Greenwich – Miller Motorcars
* McLaren San Francisco – Price Family Vehicles
* McLaren Tampa Bay – Dew Luxury Motor Cars
* McLaren Toronto – Pfaff Automotive Partners
* The Collection McLaren (Miami, Florida)
A choice of 14 interior trims can be specified inside the cabin. Performance upgrades include a sports exhaust system, carbon ceramic brake discs, polished-finish calipers and two lightweight forged wheel options. The ‘standard’ 12C features a one-piece carbon fiber chassis – the MonoCell – but carbon fiber options will include mirror casings, engine bay panels and engine cover.