2013 McLaren MP4-12C Set to Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Being a British automaker, it’s no surprise that McLaren has a love affair with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, having debuted its MP4-12C and GT3 race car variants at previous events.

So for this year, McLaren will usher out its mildly-updated 2013 MP4-12C model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that kicks off on June 28. The updated sports car will be accompanied by a special version of its race car as well. Jenson Button, 2009 Formula One World Champion and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver, will be piloting the 2013 MP4-12C in the Goodwood Hill Climb.

As we mentioned before, the MP4-12C will see a bump of power to 625-hp – current owners will get a free upgrade – as well as a modified seven-speed SSG transmission. Options and new colors were also added to the 2013 lineup.

The race car will that make a presence at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed is a Union Jack-inspired MP4-12C, spotlighting the British automaker’s support of Britain’s ‘GREAT’ campaigned that was launched by the Prime Minister’s Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

GALLERY: McLaren at 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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