McLaren MP4-12C arrives on US shores [video]

McLaren Automotive has marked the arrival of the first MP4-12C models in the United States with this new video. It shows the super cars as they are driven off the delivery ship plus footage taken from the key markets that the company hope to...

McLaren Automotive has marked the arrival of the first MP4-12C models in the United States with this new video. It shows the super cars as they are driven off the delivery ship plus footage taken from the key markets that the company hope to exploit. The video was created by DRIVE Channel's creator and Chief Creative Officer of TangentVector, J.F. Musial, who has been featured here on WCF many times before.

The MP4-12C's arrival in the States marks a significant step for the brand and they also plan to launch a new model or variant in the North American market every year.

"This film is exciting as it represents the arrival of McLaren Automotive in North America," Tony Joseph, McLaren Automotive North America Regional Director said. "We are thrilled to be launching with the 12C, which is such a tremendously innovative car, and we look forward to building a long term future."

This first variant is McLaren's first road going model since the all-conquering F1. It boasts a 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo engine that produces 592hp ( 441 kW / 600 PS ) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque that enables it to achieve a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds. This can be lowered to 3 seconds flat if fitted with Pirelli PZero Corsa tires.

Pricing in the US starts at $229,000 and it is available from a choice of nine dealerships throughout the country.

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