McLaren considering road going version of MP4-12C GT3 racer

McLaren enthusiasts without access to private raceways might be in for a bit of good news. The company is hinting at a possible road-going version of its MP4-12C GT3 race-car.

There won’t be a wide array of variations available says Managing Director Anthony Sheriff, but specific customer needs will be met through a few derivatives.

The company is getting set to open a new facility to build the McLaren MP4-12C, which is currently produced in lower volumes in a facility previously used to build the Mercedes SLR. The new facility, which is located on the same site, will be able to produce 4,000 units annually on two shifts.

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Sheriff says the company will launch a new product – be it all-new or a derivative – every year going forward.

A second new model is expected within three years, by which point the road-car division will be at a break-even point. This car will be pricier than the MP4-12C, and is described by those in the know as being interestingly styled.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Inside Line