McLaren Drops 12C From Lineup
The McLaren MP4-12C isn’t long for this world now that the 650S is available.
The British automaker has contacted all current 12C owners to inform them that the sports car will be discontinued, with the 650S essentially replacing it in McLaren’s lineup. Earlier, the automaker announced that 12C production would be stopped to ramp up the 650S production, but now it appears that 12C production has been completely ceased.
It’s not all news is bad though for current 12C owners, however, as they’ll be receiving a free upgrade to their sports cars. That includes the new Active Aero software that will allow their 12C’s existing Airbrake to “sense” different driving scenarios and deploy to improve stability when lifting off the throttle or cresting a hill. The Technology Upgrade will also add improvements to functionality and usability of the Android-based IRIS system.
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A special price is also being offered to current owners for two new features introduced on the 650S: the reverse camera and DAB radio. Actual pricing wasn’t announced, so interested owners will have to contact their local dealerships.
According to McLaren, the initial success of the 650S has been overwhelming and the company already has a six-month order bank accrued. As a result, it has made the decision to focus all its capacity to producing the McLaren 650S.
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