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McLaren MP4-12C arrives in USA (video)

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0800

The MP4-12C hits the US

The McLaren MP4-12C has finally hit the USA, and to celebrate McLaren has put together a video showing its arrival in America.

Being a supercar lover in the USA can have its drawbacks, particularly if you have a penchant for supercars from smaller car makers, because the US can be rather tetchy about letting a handful of supercars on American roads, just in case they destroy the fabric of American society.

McLaren had that problem with their last car – the iconic McLaren F1 – and it took years for the legislative mess to be sorted to let ultra rich Americans indulge in a bit of McLaren love (mind you, it also lined McLaren’s pockets as they charged and arm and a leg for software to make US F1s legal).

But now they’ve fixed the software problems on the MP4-12C, McLaren are ahead of the game. They’ve made sure the MP4-12C is US legal and they’ve created a network of dealers in the US to accommodate supecar hungry Americans. So they’re making a big deal of the 12C’s arrival in the US.

That’s why we get a slick video of the first wave of MP4-12Cs arriving in Baltimore and finding their way on to US roads, interspersed with some footage of McLaren’s big names grinning widely at the joy of the MP4-12C.

(51 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)

By Cars UK