McLaren Automotive MP4-12C Spider

McLaren Automotive has announced its second model, the 625PS, twin-turbo V8-engined, open top 12C Spider. The 12C Spider is based on the same super stiff carbon fibre MonoCell chassis the hardtop MP4-12C. McLaren says the 12C Spider will deliver just as dynamic a driving experience as the hardtop but removing the roof will intensify the driving sensations, the emotions felt and the noise heard. The company also points out that the 12C Spider will be more usable than any car this exciting has a right to be.

Here’s Jenson Button expressing what open top motoring means to him. “You smell the tyres, you smell the brakes, you smell the car, it really makes you feel part of the car” Button says, and we agree.