Posted on: Sep 02, 2012
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McLaren MP4-12C Project Alpha

McLaren Special Operations has prepped a limited edition version of the MP4-12C for Chicago.
McLaren's dealership in Chicago has commissioned the customizers at the company's Special Operations division to build a unique version of the MP4-12C exclusively for the Windy City market. Dubbed Project Alpha, the limited-edition supercar encompasses several special touches to make these six 12Cs even more lust-worthy than the "regular" model. The Project Alpha MP4-12C has had its roof, front splitter and rear deck lid and wheels all done up in glossy black, with carbon fiber vents in the hood and tail.

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Badges identify this as a special edition, with performance benefitting from the updates slated for the 2013 model, including retuned transmission, throttle, exhaust and ECU for a 616-horsepower output from the twin-turbo V8. It's the latest product of McLaren Special Operations, which previously made the MP4-12C High Sport and the one-of-a-kind X1. Only six examples of the Project Alpha will be made (four of which have reportedly already been spoken for) with a list price of around $335,000. If you're not one of the remaining Chicago-area buyers to put your order down, you can specify most of these components on the McLaren options list.

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