McLaren MP4-12C Spider Teased in Video

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

One short year after McLaren Automotive launched its MP4-12C supercar, the British automaker is teasing the open-air version ahead of its scheduled July 3 debut.

Unfortunately, the video doesn’t tell is if it will be a soft top, or a three-piece removable hard top that could tuck away between the cockpit and engine compartment, but we do know that compartment will house the same turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 capable of 616 hp.

What we get is McLaren F1 driver Jenson Button’s description of how much more you feel, hear and smell the car without a roof for shelter. Needless to say, he’s passionate about the experience.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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