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McLaren unveils ‘F1 car for the road’

September 9, 2009

British race car designer McLaren unveiled a new street car Wednesday, albeit one that pushes 200 mph and costs about $250,000.

Not designed for soccer moms, McLaren intends to produce about 1,000 MP4-12C cars a year as a rival to Lamborghini and Ferrari, The Times of London reported.

The car is not schedule for sale until 2011. It features gull wing doors, self-adjusting suspension, and a 3.8 liter V8 twin turbo engine.

Dubbed the F1 car for the road, after Formula One race cars, the two-seater MP4-12C averages 22 mpg, the company said.

Its acceleration was measured at zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, The Times reported. Its top speed is rated at 240 mph.


Source: upi