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A TASTY BIG MAC; SUPERCAR'S A WORLD-BEATER.

Byline: Quentin Willson

WHO'D DRIVE IT

Lewis and Jenson already have

THIS week the wraps came off McLaren's MP4-12C supercar... and it's a world-beater.

Lighter, greener and more powerful than either the Ferrari 458 or Mercedes SLS, McLaren say it'll accelerate from 0 to 124mph in less than 10 seconds and back to 0 again in less than five.

But it won't just be the fastest road car money can buy, it'll also have the highest build quality and best dealer and after-sales support in the business.

1,600 serious orders have already been confirmed for the 3.8-litre V8 carbon fibre beauty, which comes with seven-speed twinclutch gearbox, switchable driving modes, seven-inch touch screen, electric diff and F1-type airbrake. McLaren boss Ron Dennis is unequivocal: "This is not a volume car, this is simply the most exclusive motoring experience money can buy."

Coming from the man who created the legendary McLaren F1, the MP4 is likely to be everything he promises and then some.

A million test miles have already been completed and the McLaren organisation is gearing up to sell the first of its sub-pounds 175,000 icons in early 2011.

So if you've got a few quid to spare, fill out that order form. Like every McLaren road car, this one's likely to go up in price, rather than down. Book early to avoid disappointment.

TECH FILE

ENGINE 3800CC TWIN-TURBO V8 POWER 592BHP 0-124 9.8

MAX MORE THAN 200mph

PRICE less than pounds 175,000

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McLaren engineering is up to aircraft standard McLaren's bespoke hand-built V8 revs to 8,500rpm Carbon fibre and lightweight aluminium mean MP4 weighs same as a Ford Focus
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 21, 2010
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