CAR Magazine published some revealing spyshots of the new drop-top McLaren MP4. These pics, apparently taken by someone with full access to the car, show it with the top up and down.
That makes it clear the new McLaren MP4-12C Spider (or Spyder) has a neat folding hardtop. It kinda has to have a folding top, since its main rival Ferrari 458 Spider has one.
The roof is apparently a three-piece aluminium and plastic job made partly by Lotus. The best thing about it is that even with the roof folded away, you can still see the engine. Ferrari doesn’t offer that in the convertible 458.It’s not a big deal, but it’s a nice touch.The roof is said to go up or down in about 17 seconds.
McLaren has a chance to address the MP4’s soullessness issue with the Spider. They can deliberately make it a bit crazy, a bit lairy. That’s what Lamborghini did with the convertible version of the Gallardo.
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