Three UK dealers to sell first McLarens

* UK dealer locations announced * Prices suggested at 166,666 * Expect a long waiting list...

Three UK dealers to sell first McLarens

McLaren has announced the locations for the first 23 dealerships to sell its new MP4-12C supercar.

You'll be able to buy the car from dealerships in Birmingham, London and Manchester as well as 20 other locations around the world.

Another 12 dealers will be announced in the autumn. McLaren's long-term plans are to have up to 70 dealers worldwide selling 4000 cars a year.

First deliveries of the MP4-12C are expected next spring, with around half of the first 1000 cars set aside for customers in Europe. McLaren says it has already received more than 2500 expressions of intent to buy the car, so order now and you'll have to wait several years to get your car.

McLaren had previously hinted the car would cost somewhere between 125,000 and 175,000, but now says it will bring the performance of a 500,000 car to the road for a third of the price, so set aside 166,666 if you want one.

A full set of performance figures haven't been released yet, but the 600bhp 3.8-litre V6 will be able to blast it from 0-125mph in less than 10 seconds and back to a standstill before another five seconds have passed. Expect a 0-60mph time of less than 3.5 seconds.