As is the norm in the world of supercars, McLaren has dropped the top on the MP4-12C with the Spider variant. But unlike most convertibles, the MP4-12C has retained most of the speed and rigidity of its hardtop counterpart.
A forum post on McLaren Life suggests that the McLaren MP4-12C lapped the Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in a staggering 1 minute 14.118 seconds: a second faster than the record-holding Ariel Atom 500 V8 track car. Skeptical? So are we.