The McLaren MP4-12C made quite an impact at its official launch back in 2009. People all over were very impressed with the vehicle and success seemed to be a sure thing, but we don’t know if anyone - including McLaren themselves - anticipated to see the supercar sell out so quickly. According to Ian Gorsuch, Regional Director of McLaren Automotive, the launch of the MP4-12C on the Chinese market will have to be delayed until 2013 because the company does not have enough cars. In fact, the MP4-12C is sold out for the next three years
Initial plans were to produce 1,000 units a year, but Gorsuch says this number may go up slightly depending on circumstances. In the same breath, however, Gorsuch added: "We want to produce less cars than the competition. The key is making the dealership profitable. We will produce less cars but the dealers must have more cars than the competition because the long-term goal is profitability."
The MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 592 HP at 7,000rpm and 443 lb-ft. of torque between 3,000 and 7,000rpm. It will reach 60mph in 3.3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 205. The first customers will receive their cars in December 2011, but if you haven’t placed your order yet then don;t expect to get one for another three years.
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