At first, even the British automaker was unsure on how Americans would receive the MP4-12C, wondering if it had enough to compete against the Ferrari and Lamborghini fanatics on this soil. But now all doubts have been put to rest when McLaren’s Antony Sheriff confirmed 40 percent of the MP4-12C’s orders were coming from America. “We underestimated — I underestimated — the level of knowledge and enthusiasm,” Sheriff said in an interview with Motor Trend.
The figure comes as McLaren built its 1,000th MP4-12C back in late February, which means 400 or so have made it to America, which is a resounding success in the British automaker’s eyes. Given its success with its newest model, McLaren is already hard at work on at least four more variants or completely new models. Sheriff also disclosed that McLaren will debut a full model lineup at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The future is clearly bright for McLaren and it appears that sports car enthusiasts in America will be benefiting for years to come.
[Source: Motor Trend]