McLaren has finally released full details on the MP4-12C. The sports car is powered by a compact mid-rear 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 600PS (441 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. The acceleration is astonishing - 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds (3.1 seconds with special Corsa tires) and a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). The more important discipline 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) - 9.1 seconds.

McLaren MP4-12C has MonoCell carbon-fiber chassis, which weighs just 75kg and the whole car is 1301kg.

The engine is mated to a 7-speed SSG gearbox with three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track. For perfect performance on the track, the sports car has adjustable roll control, which replaces mechanical anti-roll bars. It also has a suspension control module with 3 modes too, Normal, Sport and Track.

"I am immensely proud of the 12C development team. I don't believe any car company in the world has put as much effort, innovation, passion and sheer determination into launching a car as McLaren has with the 12C...Both in simulation, and in the real world on road and track, we have gone to extremes to ensure the 12C stands up to the performance and quality we know our prospective customers demand," commented Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive's Managing Director.

McLaren MP4-12C is priced at $229 000. It will hit the market in 2012. Official Performance Data

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McLaren MP4-12C:

EU US/UK
Engine Power 600 PS (441kW) 592 bhp
@ 7000 rpm @ 7000 rpm
Torque 600 Nm 443 lb-ft
@ 3000-7000rpm @ 3000-7000rpm
Weight DIN weight 1434 kg 3161 lbs
Dry weight 1336 kg 2945 lbs
Dry weight 1301kg 2868 lbs
(with lightweight options)
Efficiency CO2 279 g/km 279 g/km
Fuel consumption (combined) 11.7 l/100 km 24.2 mpg (UK)
Power to weight 461 PS/tonne 455 bhp/tonne
(with lightweight options)
CO2/power 0.47 g/km per PS 0.47 g/km per bhp
Speed Maximum speed 330 kph 205 mph
Acceleration 0-100 kph (62 mph) 3.3 s 3.3 s
(3.1 s with Corsa tyre option) (3.1 s with Corsa tyre option)
0-200 kph (124 mph) 9.1 s 9.1 s
(8.9 s with Corsa tyre option) (8.9 s with Corsa tyre option)
0-400 m / ¼ mile 10.9 s @ 216 kph 10.9 @ 134 mph
0-1000 m 19.6 s @ 272 kph
Braking Braking 200-0 kph          123 m 124-0 mph       403 ft
100-0 kph          30.5 m 62-0 mph         100 ft