1,600 people express interest in buying McLaren MP4-12C

Since the first images of the McLaren MP4-12C were released last September, 1,600 people have signed official expressions of interest in buying the new supercar. However, McLaren will only be building 1,000 units when the MP4-12C goes into production in 2011 and that means about 600 (as of right now) will have to wait patiently.

The new MP4-12C will be produced at the new £40 million ($61 million USD) McLaren Production Center and will be sold through 35 franchises in 19 countries that will be confirmed by summer 2010.

McLaren has yet to confirm exact pricing of the MP4-12C but says it will be priced between $190,000 and $270,000.

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Refresher: Power for the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C comes from a 3.8L V8 twin-turbo engine producing around 600-hp mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox (SSG). 0 to 60 mph is expected to come in the low 3 second range with a top speed of more than 200 mph. Sales begin in early 2011.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress