February 2, 2011 marked the day that the McLaren MP4-12C officially entered production. The MP4-12C is the latest car to join the elite class of supercars. The car will be produced at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England and is set to cost around $230,000 in the U.S.
A little background info on the McLaren MP4-12C, it is propelled by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 592 horsepower and 443 pound-feet (600 Nm) of torque, the engine has been developed in-house by McLaren. The car weighs only 2,866 pound (1,300 kg) thanks to being mostly constructed out of carbon fiber. According to McLaren, the MP4-12C should be able to do the 0 – 62 mph sprint in under 3.0 seconds and reach 124 mph (200 km/h) in less than 10 seconds with a top speed of over 200 mph (322 km/h).