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.
When McLaren rolled out the MP4-12C in 2010, it brought a host of innovations to the road car industry, making use of McLaren’s extensive racing experience. So you’d imagine that making it any better would be quite a feat. But nonetheless, McLaren has managed to upgrade the car for 2013. To make things even better, they’re offering the upgrade to current owners for free. How’s that for customer service?
In true, British style, the guys at McLaren have had to slow production of the MP4-12C to sort out some “minor” quality issues.
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.
McLaren’s automotive division, dubbed McLaren Automotive, has launched themselves, while revealing the MP4-12C supercar.
McLaren revealed its ten-year business plan earlier today, in which it will be expanding its network of dealerships across the world.
Between 30 and 40 dealerships in 10 countries will be established by 2011, starting in the UK and Europe first.
They will establish main dealerships worldwide, likely in America, Hong Kong, Britain and the Middle East. Then they will branch out to emerging markets such as China.These dealerships will not necessarily be new buildings, but will carry the McLaren logo and be unique to the brand.
Production of their new MP4-12C will begin late next year, and sales will begin in Spring 2011. That’s a heck of a lot of dealerships for one car though. Perhaps more cars are in the pipeline?