Published on February 28th, 2011 | by Seán Ward1
McLaren MP4-12C Prototype Spied – newmotoring Exclusive
That’s right, the new McLaren MP4-12C, on its way to testing at the TopGear test track at Dunsfold by Formula One driver Jenson Button and Aston Martin racing driver Chris Buncombe.
Powered by a 3.8 litre V8 engine that produces 592 bhp and 443 lb/ft of torque, it’s no surprise it had to stop for fuel.
The prototype car was snapped just up the road from newmotoring on the A24, just outside Southwater, coincidentally, just a few miles away from where Ricardo have been developing and testing the engine.
McLaren Automotive will release the car in the next few months, with prices starting at £168,500, nearly £1000 cheaper than its main rival, the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Click here to read more about the new McLaren MP4-12C.