McLaren has announced that it will debut the 2013 MP4-12C at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. Jenson Button will whip a production prototype version of the machine up Goodwood Hill on June 30. McLaren has nudged final output from 593 horsepower to 616, and revised the throttle and shift mechanisms for better response. Designers have also thrown in a few more color and interior options. Buyers may now slather their MP4-12C in Volcano Yellow, and the cabin can be trimmed in perforated leather and Alcantara. The 2013 model will also be available with a new diamond cut wheel finish.

In addition to pitting the new model against the hill, McLaren will display the 2013 MP4-12C in the Goodwood Supercar Paddock so fans can get a closer look.

The company will also show off its new 12C GT3 race car, complete with a Union Jack livery, as seen in the image gallery above. Check out the full press release below.
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27/06/12 from McLaren Automotive

Dynamic debut for 2013 model year 12C with 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button
A 'GREAT' Briton: Unique 12C GT3 to be unveiled by McLaren GT
Great Britons from the world of celebrity and entertainment to experience the Goodwood Hillclimb from the 12C passenger seat

A Formula 1 World Champion will give the enhanced 12C sports car its World debut drive at Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button will take to the famous Goodwood Hill in a Production Prototype version of the revised 12C on Saturday 30 June. In addition, McLaren GT will unveil a McLaren 12C GT3 race car adorned with a unique livery, which highlights McLaren Group's support of the 'GREAT' campaign launched this year by the Prime Minister's Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The GREAT campaign is designed to re-affirm Britain's international reputation and deliver long-term economic benefits through additional tourism, trade and education.

In 2010 McLaren Automotive wowed the Goodwood crowds with the launch of the 12C, and last year the 12C GT3 made its public dynamic debut at the event. For the third year in succession, McLaren will debut an exciting new version of its groundbreaking sports car.

Highlights of the enhanced performance and styling package for the 12C include an engine power upgrade to 625PS (from 600PS), in addition to throttle and gearshift modifications designed to enhance the driving experience. A range of styling options are now available to order for the new 12C; including a striking Volcano Yellow paint finish, exclusive new interior trim comprising high quality Semi-Aniline perforated Leather and Alcantara,and a new Diamond Cut finish available for multiple wheel designs.

The Production Prototype 12C prepared for the Michelin Supercar Run at Goodwood is presented in a stunning Volcano Red exterior colour, features the new optional Leather interior and will be complete with Lightweight Forged Alloy Wheels in Diamond Cut finish. The new 12C model from McLaren will be available to view up close throughout the event in the Goodwood Supercar Paddock.

Motorsport fans in the Formula One Paddock at Festival of Speed are invited to visit McLaren GT and see the 'GREAT' 12C GT3, which sports a bespoke livery designed by McLaren Racing's own graphic design team. Wearing a Union Jack which stretches the length of the car, the 'GREAT' 12C GT3 highlights McLaren Group's support of the GREAT campaign, which was launched in 2012 by the Prime Minister's Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

McLaren Group is recognised by GREAT for McLaren Racing's global success in motorsport and the increasing profile of McLaren Automotive worldwide as a leading developer and manufacturer of groundbreaking sports cars.

The GREAT 12C GT3 will be running in Batch 3 of the Hill programme on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Two high profile British guests from the world of entertainment will each experience 12C road car performance as they join McLaren's professional racing drivers as passengers in the Michelin Supercar Run at 12.35pm on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Regular updates featuring the new 12C sports car and GREAT 12C GT3 at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be published

2012 is a once in a generation opportunity to promote the UK abroad. The world has already joined the nation in celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and will soon celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games. More information on GREAT may be found here:

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Jan Calloway
      • 3 Years Ago
      love the car, dont like the size of the "Britain". think it would have been more interesting if it was stretched out under the Great"
      Ernie Mccracken
      • 3 Years Ago
      All exotic sports cars must be yellow. It is the law.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ernie Mccracken
        Clearly you have never seen a red Ferrari my friend.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ernie Mccracken
        God no...the worst color for an exotic...Yellow should only be allowed on small funky cars
          • 3 Years Ago
          I completely agree with the exception of Lamborghini. Though if it were my Lambo, I'd chose something different.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks a lot like an F360 in that guise
      • 3 Years Ago
      ehh, the union jack ruins the maca like it ruins the aussie flag, get it off.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like how the angle makes it look like the wing says "Is Great"
      • 3 Years Ago
      I got to see and hear one in person last Sunday and man is it awesome!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I respect Mclaren for updating customer cars if they choose to have the upgrades done. If I was a customer I would upgrade to a brand new Mac when I am done with the mac that I originally purchased because they are taking care of their customers and that would keep me loyal to the brand . ( ie let me have my connection to a car without making it totally obsolete and making me feel like I wasted my cash .then when I feel like I need something fresh I will buy another brand new car from the same brand that took care of me the first go round. ) Not sure if that made sense . oh well . Maybe some Harvard English major can summarize what I'm trying to say ....