McLaren has currently stopped the production of the MP4-12C in order to focus on the brand new 650S.
According to the guys at Piston Heads, who have spoken to McLaren Automotive’s chief financial, officer, Richard Molyneux, the production of the MP4-12C has been stopped. This action has been taken so that the company could focus on the newly unveiled 650S. Apparently buyers are still able to order the MP4-12C but McLaren wants everyone to see that it won’t hold a popular model for up to 10 years, like Lamborghini did with the Gallardo.
“The 650S is partly a reaction to that, and our partly down to our own learning. There’s no point learning lessons like the big OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] and then waiting six years to put them on a new model”, said Molyneux.
The McLaren 650S has been officially presented to the public, in two body styles, coupe and roadster, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, last week, in a world premiere. The two vehicles have been inspired by the MP4-12C on their rear ends and by the more expensive P1 in the front fascia. The 650S is powered by a 651 HP (478 kW) and 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque 3.8 liter twin turbocharged V8 engine. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration takes 3.0 seconds and top speed stands at 328 km/h (204 mph).