McLaren halts 12C production to meet 650C demand - report

McLaren 650S Coupe world debut
McLaren 650S Coupe world debut

McLaren says 650S will account for most of the production capacity

A McLaren spokesperson has told Piston Heads production of the 12C has been interrupted in order to free up capacity for the newly introduced 650C.

McLaren recently unveiled in Geneva its new mid-range 650S model in both Coupe and Spider versions and it seems the duo has already proven to be more popular than the entry-level 12C. The reason we are saying this is because McLaren has apparently stopped making the 12C Coupe & Spider to meet a strong demand for the 650C.

Moreover, McLaren estimates the new model will account for most of the company's sales, even though its 195,000 GBP starting price makes it 20,000 GBP more expensive than the 12C. Chances are that sooner or later the British marque will pull the plug on the 12C taking into consideration they are working on a new model so they will need the extra production capacity.

Speaking of which, Piston Heads has also managed to find out from McLaren insiders the upcoming entry-level model (codenamed P13) will cost somewhere in the region of 130,000 GBP once it goes on sale next year.

Published Mar 10th, 2014 12:40pm By Adrian Padeanu

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SDman SDman
Yup Godfather, they should introduce a revised rear tail light design like the P1 too. That would look awesome
Mar 12th, 2014 3:49pm
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Alainckw Alainckw
I love 12C front and P1 rear, can I order this combination?
Mar 10th, 2014 3:13pm
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IGoSlow IGoSlow
Am I in a minority here with being disappointed with this car? It just lacks any kind of flair at all. If they had told me this was the p13, i would have believed them. I hope they don't take the Aston Martin route and just make the same car over and over.
Mar 10th, 2014 2:31pm
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Godfather Godfather
Could have changed the back in some way. Make the rear grill more curvy or something
Mar 10th, 2014 12:53pm
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