Contrary to several erroneous reports, McLaren has not halted production of its MP4-12C says Tony Joseph director for McLaren North America.
Joseph is speaking out after some unsourced news stories hit the net claiming a production stoppage at the McLaren factory due to safety concerns and other issues. Speaking with AutoGuide Joseph admits that deliveries of vehicles have been put on hold for a period of three weeks. “The reasons are related to some minor electrical issues that are causing battery drainage. We do not have nor have we had any performance or safety related issues,” he said. “We have not halted production.”
McLaren produces the MP4-12C at its facility in Woking in the UK. The British exotic makes 600-hp from a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine and is capable of a 0-60 time of less than 3.0 seconds. Pricing for the MP4-12C is set at $225,000.