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Just 12 months after the launch of the MP4-12C road car, McLaren Automotive has officially announced its new open-top high-performance sports car, the McLaren 12C Spider.

Based on the same ultra-stiff carbon-fibre MonoCell chassis as the MP4-12C, the 12C Spider will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine producing 460kW, matching the recently reported free power upgrade for existing MP4-12Cs. No additional torque increase has been disclosed, presuming the current figure of 600Nm still stands.

 

McLaren Automotive is also keen to point out that the 12C Spider will be a high-performance car without compromise, but with inherent useability.

The video clip below features current McLaren F1 driver, Jenson Button, talking about what it feels like to drive an open-top high-performance car, which judging by the image above – is the McLaren 12C Spider.

Is Jensen Button talking about his experience behind the wheel of the McLaren 12C Spider or his MP4-27 Formula 1 car? It’s a question that remains officially, unanswered.

Stay tuned for further information about the McLaren 12C Spider in the next few days when McLaren will officially reveal the car and dealers start filling the order book.




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