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2012 McLaren MP4-12C – Click above for high-res image gallery

McLaren has finally slapped a sticker on its first road car in nearly a decade and to get behind the wheel of the all-new, carbon-fiber tubbed MP4-12C you'll need $229,000. To start.

As expected, the 12C's sticker is right in line with the primary competition from Ferrari and Lamborghini, with the 458 coming in around $225,000 and the latest Gallardo LP-570-4 stickering for just over $237,000.

Naturally, $229k doesn't include the extras, and after speaking with Managing Director Antony Sheriff last year in Monterey, it's clear that McLaren plans on on offering a host of upgrades to the 12C, ranging from lightweight wheels and bespoke paint to a three-camera interior recording system for track days. Expect ordering details to be released soon, but if you haven't put your name on the waiting list already, we suspect you might have a tough time getting your hands on one before 2013.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      for comparison

      443 lb ft
      2,900 pounds
      0-124mph under 10 seconds
      124-0mph under 5 seconds

      458 italia
      560 hp
      400 lb ft
      3100 pounds
      0-124 mph 10.3 seconds
      124-0 mph 4.9 seconds

      562 hp
      398 lb ft
      3000 pounds
      0-124 mph 10.4 seconds
      124-0 mph 4.66 seconds

      • 4 Years Ago
      Your price comparison forgot to factor in the recent college graduate rebate.
      • 2 Years Ago
      saw one this AM at gas station. wow, a real machine. a short, aged heavy man driving.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whew! I can just about buy it. My budget is a firm $230k, and not a penny more. Wait, there's taxes? : (
      • 4 Years Ago
      Build mine with a Crossplane crankshaft instead of the standard Flatplane crankshaft. Sounds much better to me and smoother running also, plus I can live with the 20hp loss
      • 4 Years Ago
      I agree, in comparison to its immediate competitors it is subdued and has less eyeball. Interesting to see how a Twin Turboed 3.8 V8 compares to the naturally aspirated screaming 458's powerplant.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nevermind the optional wheels or camera systems, I read that this car will have insane options such as an Inconel Steel exhaust system for something like $25k. This is what F1 engines use for hot-side plumbing (extreme lightweight and structural integrity at bukoo EGTs). What a truly sick option for deep-pocketed buyers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This or a house, hmm?
        • 3 Years Ago
        This is not for people who say, hmm, this or a house, this car is for people who are worth tens of millions, or billions, that already have that $10 million dollar home, and this is just another toy for them to play with.
      • 4 Years Ago
      bargain price considering the performance compared to 458 and gallardo
      • 4 Years Ago
      i had a chance to see this in person. absolutely gorgeous, and a great exhaust note, too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i hope the car look better in person. because in the picture this car does not look like a 200k~300k car, and doesn't look like anything that comes from McLaren.
      • 4 Years Ago
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