McLaren MP4-12C starts the production stage

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McLaren just released an emotional footage of its reasons behind the releasing of the MP4-12C for the public, which slowly makes its way to the production process. And McLaren plans to build about 999 units in 2011 with a starting price of $229,000.

The McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 that produces about 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. From the video below, it is basically a prototype version that will make to the final production model.

The first production McLaren MP4-12C will be based on the Chassis 01, and championship race drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button get to put the McLaren MP4-12C through a few rigorous tests. Check out the video below of the McLaren MP4-12C in action.