Behold! The New McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren MP4-12C (Images courtesy Autoblog)
By Andrew Liszewski

While the Bugatti Veyron might have beaten it when it comes to facts and figures, I still think the McLaren F1 is the greatest supercar ever produced. While the Veyron achieves its impressive speed and performance through sheer brute force, to me the McLaren F1 always looked like it could hit 200mph by just pushing it down a hill.

Well today McLaren announced the first details on their next high-performance sports car, and while it’s definitely not designed to outperform the F1, it’s also only expected to cost somewhere between ~$206,000 to ~$288,000. The MP4-12C, which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, features a one-piece carbon fiber “MonoCell” weighing in at a mere 176 pounds and is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 producing about 600HP and 433 lb-ft of torque. While top speed and 0-60 times were not officially noted in what has to be one of the most epic press releases of all time (Autoblog’s got it) rest assured they’ll probably be impressive.

[ Autoblog – McLaren MP4-12C: First batch of details and images surface ]

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