McLaren has announced the highly-anticipated MP4-12C will be priced from £168,500 (including 20% VAT) when it goes on sale in the UK next year.

McLaren has announced the highly-anticipated MP4-12C will be priced from £168,500 (including 20% VAT) when it goes on sale in the UK next year.

While it isn't cheap, the new supercar undercuts the Ferrari 458 Italia by £1045 (2010 price with 17.5% VAT). Despite sounding like a tough spot to be in, McLaren has already received over 2,700 pre-orders.

As we have previously reported, the MP4-12C features a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine with 447 kW (600 bhp / 608 PS) and 599 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed "Seamless Shift" double-clutch transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Check out press release below for pricing in Germany, France/Monaco, Italy and Belgium.

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