"We are not launching a new car. We are launching a new car company," says Antony Sheriff, the managing director of McLaren Automotive. It is Sheriff's mission to finally make McLaren a genuine automotive company, and not just one of the leading car manufacturers in Formula 1 racing. The 2011 McLaren MP4-12C is the fruit of his labors.
McLaren not only wants to beat Ferrari on the racetrack, it wants to beat the Italian carmaker on the street as well. And to do it, McLaren has created an extraordinary expression of racing technology in a supercar for the street.