In the world of supercars, Ferrari and Lamborghini are names that even your 85-year old grandmother recognizes. But McLaren? Not so much. The lack of mainstream recognition is surely due, at least in part, to the brand's extreme exclusivity, a point that likely sits just fine with the fortunate few packing sufficient funds to purchase one of these handcrafted machines for their own enjoyment.
Entry into that elite club requires laying down roughly $230,000, the base price of the McLaren MP4-12C. In return, you will become the new owner of a Formula 1-bred racecar for the streets, one capable of crossing the 60-mph mark in about three seconds and doing so with the help of a 592-horsepower, twin-turbo V8.