McLaren opts for carbon fibre
MCLAREN’S MP4-12C arrives in spring at £168,500. It has a carbon fibre chassis and a 592bhp (600ps) 3.8-litre engine. Performance figures for the 1.3 ton car are awaited but CO2 comes inside 300g/km. Antony Sheriff, MD of McLaren Automotive said: “To deliver a true McLaren sports car, and, frankly, a reason to exist among great competition, it was clear we needed a unique concept that offered tangible advantages”. Hence the carbon construction.