• Jan 20th 2011 at 12:58PM
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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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