No delays for McLaren MP4-12C

  • Battery supplier files for bankruptcy protection
  • Produces starter batteries for McLaren
  • McLaren has enough supplies 'for foreseeable future'
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Production of the McLaren MP4-12C supercar will not be delayed, despite one of the car's component suppliers filing for bankruptcy.

The company, A123 Systems, made lithium starter batteries for the MP4-12C. However, the US firm filed for bankruptcy protection in October, and reports suggest it could be sold to a Chinese car components firm.

Despite this, McLaren says production of the MP4-12C will be unaffected.

'We currently hold stock for the foreseeable future,' said a spokesman, 'so there will not be any impact on production.'

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By Iain Reid