September 10, 2009 special significance for McLaren (McLaren) with rival Ferrari (Ferrari), they launched the super sports car, will compete with the Italian people to compete in the civilian vehicle market. This prestigious British motorsport engineering company has released this independent research and development of the super sports car - the MP4-12C, the car is a lot of advanced technologies inherited from the F1 racing and far-reaching implications, will the supercar market. The works include the McLaren F1 and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, McLaren before. The MP4-12C is also the launch of Ron - Dennis (Ron Dennis), the boss of the McLaren Group, led the first works. McLaren has embarked in early 2011 to make 1000 the MP4-12C, one quarter of them sold in the United Kingdom, the convertible version will be added later.
MP4 said McLaren, the Project Four Formula One pure racing pedigree; emphasis on performance and efficiency, but also said that the application of semi-automatic brake assist steering system, named after 1997, the MP4-12 F1 car. C represents the use of carbon fiber monomer cockpit. Somewhat similar to the new McLaren MP4-12C uses the superhard ultralight carbon fiber cockpit and an F1 car monocoque, compared to competitors and former McLaren F1 super run with the more solid blocks of sheet steel welded body lightweight carbon fiber cockpit weighs only 80 kg. Body panels made of carbon fiber, so the cost of the McLaren MP4-12C higher than the competitors, from £ 160,000 (approximately RMB 1.8 million), more than the Ferrari 458 Italia and Lamborghini Gallardo the LP560-4, but a more compact body is very important for the super sports car.