The British based automaker McLaren has been caught once again, by our spy photographers, while testing the facelifted version of the 12C Spider, on public roads.

The upcoming McLaren 12C Spider will be a simple facelift of the drop-top vehicle and changes applied onto the supercar will be limited to its front fascia. Our guess is that the carmaker wants to bring the model closer, in terms of design, to the newly launched P1 hybrid because rumors are saying that the engine will be offered in the current configuration. Some minor tweaks will be applied in the cabin too, but we’re not sure for the moment what these will be.

The facelifted McLaren 12C Spider will continue to be offered with the same 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine, as the current model. The same unit is also used on the MP4-12C and also on the impressive P1, but under a different configuration. The twin turbocharged engine is producing 625 PS and it’s mated to a seven-speed SSG dual clutch transmission. Power is being sent to the rear-wheel drive and the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is done in just 3.1 seconds. The facelifted version of the 12C Spider is expected to make its public debut during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September.


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