Our friends at Car and Driver recently spent some time poking and prodding around McLaren headquarters in Woking, England, and they have confirmed plans for a convertible MP4-12C. This isn't exactly earth-shattering news, having been rumored since 2009 and even spotted earlier this year, but it does suggest the program is on track for a public reveal this year. The MP4-12C Spyder is expected to be mechanically identical to its hard top cousin, which means buyers can look forward to finding twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 with 593 horsepower kicked out through the rear wheels.

The report says McLaren designed that engine along with its partner, Ricardo, to serve as the beating heart behind more than just one model. In addition to the lidless MP4-12C, McLaren is hard at work on a true successor to the F1. That machine will feature more conventional side-by-side seating and a dual-clutch gearbox bolted to a higher-output version of the same 3.8-liter engine. McLaren also has its heart set on creating a full product line. What does that mean, exactly? Car and Driver says we can forget purist-affronting models like an SUV or a sedan, but the odds are fairly high that the stable will swell beyond the three models mentioned here. Color us excited.


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      hdpscorp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mercedes SLK 55 AMG, love mine, hard top not canvas and real rear glass!
      - v o c t u s -
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here's a car that would look downright dashing in an F50-style roof-off configuration. Alas, don't count on it.
      adika3z
      • 2 Years Ago
      oh nooooo, it is so ugly yellow car
      ANGELOCOOL
      • 2 Years Ago
      I LIKE MY Z3 CONVERTIBLE
      mjf4401
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this car were as incredible as my TR-7 and TR-8 convertibles, I would buy it in a second, however I am sure the cost will not compare.
      lovieperkins
      • 2 Years Ago
      I LOVE MY SAAB CONVERTABLE......THE BEST....AND ITS NOW OLD....A SUPER CAR....
      Ed Baggett
      • 2 Years Ago
      Rather have either a Corvette or a Mustang......(convt)
        patrick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ed Baggett
        I HAVE A 2011 MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE PREMIUM STERLING GRAY METALLIC WITH ONLY 3900 MILES GARAGE KEPT FOR LES THAN 35,000$
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      Golden shower car ?...keep it , only the 1%er's can afford this moving pile of ca$h !
        • 2 Years Ago
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      magus47
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh boy! I just can't wait to drop a half a mill on one of these. So they are coming to the USA? Why? Just what this nation needs, another overpriced overpowered gas guzzler. I am sooooooo excited. As if I could EVER afford this piece of trash and I sure as hell wouldn't waste the money on it if I could.
        • 2 Years Ago
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      WePayDeductible
      • 2 Years Ago
      McLaren is so beautiful! Its the one and only Super car with SOUL and Passion! Can't wait bring it to LIFE McLaren!!!!
      Fred
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the front end look, end look of this car, really say's get out of the way,awesone,,,,,,,just wish I could afford one.
      wongtpa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Want one, want one, want one !!!!!!!!!
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