According to a report on Insideline's website, the McLaren MP4-12C is set to cost $231,400 when it goes on sale in the United States this summer. The pricing includes a $2,400 destination charge, but does not include a gas guzzler tax.
The MP4-12C will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 connected to a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox, with the unit being good for 592hp and 442lb ft of torque. The closest competitor will, without doubt, be the Ferrari 458 Italia, and in terms of performance the McLaren has 30hp more than the Ferrari, but at $227,325, the Ferrari is slightly cheaper.
A comparison test is long overdue. Can't wait.