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Published on January 30th, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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Global Debut of New McLaren MP4-12C

It has recently been announced that the latest supercar from McLaren will have its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the start of July.

The MP4-12C will be a 200 mph-plus supercar, powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine producing around 600 horsepower and 433 lb-ft of torque. The engine is coupled to a McLaren seven speed Seamless Shift dual clutch gearbox (SSG) and it will get from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. Prices will range from £125,000 to £175,000, and it will be on sale from early 2011. An extra incentive for buyers will be that the new car has been co-developed by Formula One World Champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

This is the first McLaren launched without a partnership with Mercedes since the legendary McLaren F1 which was launched in 1992. This car is also a tribute to the legendary 1981 Formula 1 MP4/1, that during the years become a legend in the Formula 1, hence the MP4-12C name.

McLaren has said that it will have a global network of 70 dealers, in England being London, Birmingham and Manchester. McLaren will confirm the details of its 23 first dealers before its debut at Goodwood next month.

Published on June 8th 2010 at www.motoringpress.wordpress.com.

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