The McLaren MP4-12C is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the McLaren F1, which for a long time held the record for the fastest production car in the world. The car's final design was unveiled on 8 September 2009. The MP4-12C features a carbon fibre composite chassis, and will be powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 bhp (441 kW; 600 PS) and around 443 lb ft (601 N m) of torque. The car makes use of Formula 1 sourced technologies such as "brake steer ", where the inside rear wheel is braked during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power is be transmitted to the wheels through a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox. The MP4-12C is priced at $229000.
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