First MP4-12C enters production
McLaren's junior supercar number ‘01’ hits the assembly line in Woking, world waits…
Posted: 02 Feb 2011
We haven't driven it yet, so can't tell you anything you don't already know. Except perhaps, that McLaren MP4-12C number ‘01' has just entered production.
The first supercar which McLaren chief Ron Dennis claims will be the ‘fastest car money can buy' is being built at the stupefying McLaren Technology Centre. Others however, will be built next-door at a bespoke £40 million production centre still under construction.
Quick stats: 600bhp, 443lb ft, 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, 1,400kg, 0-124mph in 10 seconds and £168,500.
You will know Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have driven it. McLaren also tested it around Dunsfold (ie, TG's track), and benchmarked the 458 and SLS. They reckon its good. Which is good. But can we have a go now please?
Click through to see the build pics, and start counting the days...