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So we got a 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider

2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider
This one was a long time coming, but we finally got the call. It was a call to pick up the McLaren MP4-12C Spider.

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This is the first time we’ve seen the Spider in the flesh. Remarkably, it doesn’t look all that different from the fixed-top coupe, and McLaren is rather proud of that. The MP4-12C’s frame is built in such a way that every panel can be changed without making any internal changes, and that includes adding a folding top without major surgery.

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That means the 12C Spider, as it’s apparently now called, still retains its butterfly doors, and the folding top doesn’t even obscure the glass engine cover in the rear, something Ferrari was unable to do with the 458 drop-top.

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There’s also a host of upgrades compared to the MP4-12C coupe we drove a year ago, including more power, buttons for the doors, height-adjustable suspension and, lo and behold, power-adjustable seats!

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It’s also no small feat that we managed to get quicker acceleration times on this outing compared to last year, when we weren’t expecting much of a difference. It also happens that we somehow got to keep the car for much longer than just one day this time, so it will get the comprehensive road-test treatment that we’re known for, even if we are the last media people to get the car. More in the full review.

17 comments to So we got a 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider

  • Mohamed Al-Saudy

    You don’t even deserve to put your hands on it.
    That’s the truth 🙂

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    • Nero

      Are you the driver of the yellow school bus?

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    • Khan

      Are you from the website that steals the pictures from here & write your “own” reviews?

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    • prado

      easy folks……

      he must be burning utter jealousy….

      i wonder what kind of scooter he must drive..

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  • Maneck

    I envy your work..SO MUCH! Waiting for the full review.

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  • Ironman

    Mash, could you throw some light on what sort of Warranty and Service package is being offered by McLaren.. Im sure if you can afford the car, then you should be able to afford everything else.. still would be interesting to here the facts..

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  • zaib

    Beautiful machines in wrong person’s hand.Thats life.

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  • J. Miers

    Dear drivearabia readers

    Please don’t mind the trolls and don’t sink to their level. Let them rot in their own hateful comments. Keep the up the good work mash. Waiting for the full review.

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  • Faisal Khatib

    Congratulations Mashfique…all this hate speech means you’ve made it bug. LOL… 😉

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  • Xalan Mustafa

    I thought you would not use the term spider practically but at last, Abdul Kudos

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  • Abdirahman

    What is up with hate comment ? it is just a car peopel , he is long time reviwer so he car dealers trust him , they one trust a normal person like us to review the car

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  • Abdirahman

    correction : They won’t trust us to review the car

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