It is built by Mclaren Automotive. The design was unveiled 8 September 2009 and was launched in 2011. It is first production car completely made by Mclaren since the Mclaren F1 which held the record for the fastest production car in the world for for a very long time.
The car will feature a carbon fibre chassis and a mid mounted V8 engine. The car ill also feature Formula 1 technology. Mclaren has said that this car will reach 200km/h (124 mph) in 8.9 second and a top speed in excess of 322 km/h (200 mph).
When tested in the British motoring show Top Gear the MP4-12C completed a lap of the test track in 1 minute and 16.2 seconds 1.1 seconds slower than the Ariel Atom and 3.1 seconds faster than its key rival the Ferrari 458 Italia.