McLaren MP4-12C Avoids U.S. Gas Guzzler Tax

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McLaren's all-new supercar has managed to avoid that pesky gas guzzler tax in the U.S.

The new McLaren MP4-12C is undoubtedly an amazing supercar, but it's had a fair share of problems since its launch. Fortunately, McLaren has been working nonstop to fix these issues. Just yesterday, it was reported that the British automaker solved a software glitch in several units that were shipped to customers overseas. And now news has come out that McLaren's first road-going car since the amazing F1 won't be smacked with a gas guzzler tax when it arrives in the U.S.

Powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 with 592hp and 440lb-ft of torque, the EPA has given the car a rating of 15/22 mpg city/highway. As Inside Line reported, this figure will allow it to avoid that extra tax. That's the good news. The bad news is that potential U.S. buyers will need to wait some more time until deliveries begin. As of now, McLaren stated they'll arrive in early January, but that's only if no other problems arise. With a base price of $231,400, we have no doubt that buyers could easily afford the gas guzzler tax, but we're sure they're more interested in being sure their new supercar arrives without any glitches.

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