McLaren MP4-12C Enters Production

The first McLaren MP4-12C sports car (Chassis 01) has entered production at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, England. Few vehicles have been as eagerly anticipated as this mid-engine sports machine, which boasts lightweight carbon-fiber construction and twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 with 592-bhp.

McLaren has compiled a selection of "milestone events" into the following video to mark highlights from the MP4-12C's launch last year:

As we've previously noted, the arrives with a base price of $229,000 and will be available at 10 dealerships across North America. Sales are scheduled to begin late this summer. McLaren Automotive says it plans to build up to 1,000 MP4-12Cs in 2011.

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