Idiot parker keeps right on crashing

A driver in China has been dubbed by authorities as one of the worst yet as CCTV footage showed him repeatedly bashing into a parked car again and again and again...

2015 SA Car of Year finalists named

The South African 2015 Car of the Year finalists have been announced. Check out the top 11 cars...

McLaren supercar - the video

2012-07-03 20:13

McLAREN SUPERCAR BLOWS ITS TOP: The now nearly two-year-old McLaren MP4-12C has a little sister.

McLaren has opened the next chapter in the story of its high-performance automotive progress - the MP4-12C has blown its top.

It's 19 months since the MP4-12C first went on sale in South Africa and now McLaren has announced its next new supercar, the twin-turbo, V8, open-roofed, 468kW 12C Spider.

The video below is the official launch video but, if you'd like to see more still shots, we have them too.

'TRUE TO OUR ETHOS'

The 12C Spider is based on the same super-stiff carbon-fibre monocell chassis as its coupe older brother so will be just as dynamic to drive but, McLaren says, removing the roof means new sensations experienced, emotions felt and the soul-stirring noises heard.

Image gallery!

Especially at the speeds of which tthe 12C Spider is capable.

"True to our ethos of offering high-performance without compromise," McLaren says, "the 12C Spider will be more usable than any car this exciting has a right to be."

Jenson Button, questioned at the 2012 European F1 GP about what speed meant to him, explained the connection he felt with the machine he drives and what he senses when driving a 300km/h open-top car.

But is he talking about his MP4-27 Formula 1 car or the 12C Spider?  Check the video below...   

More information on this new and emotive addition to the McLaren Automotive range will be released in the next few days when ordering commences across the company’s network of retailers.



NEXT ON WHEELS24X

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

VW's 103kW Kombi turbo gets DSG

Volkswagen SA has moved its Kombi up a step with the additional option of a seven-speed direct-shift gearbox for its two-litre turbodiesel units.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.