McLaren reveals U.S. MSRP for MP4-12C


We now know how many pennies you have to save if you are in the market for a McLaren MP4-12C sports car – and the answer is a lot.

McLaren Automotive said today its 12C model would hit U.S. showrooms in late summer carrying a price tag of US$229,000. Canadian pricing is expected at a later date.

The MSRP does not include options; federal, state or local taxes; license, titling, registration or transportation fees.

“When we embarked on the challenge of creating a new sports car company, we knew that coming to market with a vehicle that was as good as the competition was not good enough,” explained Antony Sheriff, managing director, McLaren Automotive Limited.  “It was clear we needed a unique concept that offered clear advantages.”  

The MSRP for the 12C is a price not realized by a carbon fiber-based vehicle before, the company says.

The 12C will also be the first in a range of high-performance sports cars by McLaren that will be sold and serviced through a network of 35 retailers worldwide including a single Canadian point run by Pfaff Automotive Partners.

A choice of 14 interior trims can be specified inside the cabin. Performance upgrades include a sports exhaust system, carbon ceramic brake discs, polished-finish calipers and two lightweight forged wheel options. The standard 12C features a one-piece carbon fiber chassis – the MonoCell – but carbon fiber options will include mirror casings, engine bay panels and engine cover.