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McLaren MP4 12c Supercar

Posted: Sep. 12th, 2009  |  By Andrew ChristianOwner | 4WheelsNews
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Luxury Vehicles: Not only has McLaren launched its own separate automotive division, it has also released a new supercar named the MP4-12C. The British race engineering firm developed the car entirely in-house and has incorporated its latest advances in automotive technology as seen from the Formula 1 circuit.

McLaren's engineers used an extremely light and rigid carbon fiber tub but they didn't use the heavier multi-piece tubs used by its competitors and predecessors. Instead, they used a single piece, weighing only 176 pounds. Compared to rivals, the MP4-12C is lighter in weight but is more expensive than either the new Ferrari 458 Italia or the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.

The MP4-12C is expected to have a £160,000 ($265k) price tag, due partly to its body panels, which are all carbon fiber and composites.

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