McLaren MP4-12C Arrives In America: VideoFriday, February 17, 2012 12:28 by Arman Barari
McLaren marks the arrival of the first batch of MP4-12C cars in North America with a dramatic video.
It begins on location at McLaren’s port of entry in Baltimore, MD. The footage includes the MP4-12C rolling off the cargo vessel Taisko which had just arrived from the United Kingdom. Then the car embarks on a tour of America, visiting some of the key markets where McLaren has dealerships.
McLaren MP4-12C has a base price of $229,000 in the US, excluding a $2400 destination and port processing fee.
The MP4-12C features a 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo engine, which produces 592hp and 600Nm torque. The innovative sports car, which features no ‘carryover’ component from any other vehicle, is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds (3.0 if fitted with Pirelli PZero Corsa tires). The 12C’s unique carbon fiber ‘MonoCell’ chassis weighs justover 165 lbs. and is a clear representation of McLaren’s motorsport DNA; McLaren introduced a carbon fiber monocoque to Formula 1 in 1981 and has produced every one of its road and race car chassis since using the same composite material.