Even if it has been around for quite some time, McLaren spent almost all its efforts in the world of motorsports, but when the automaker is releasing a new supercar, every eye in the automotive industry is on it. Starting with the F1, which held the title as being the world’s fastest production car for almost a decade, teaming up with Mercedes to create the SLR after that and now releasing the MP4-12C, which, by the way, seems to be the most uninspired name for a supercar.
Even if the paint isn’t very dry on McLaren’s latest creation, the automaker has decided to drop its top. Initially known as the P11, the next model will be internally named P12 and will rival with cars like the Lamborghini Aventador, and will use the same carbon fiber technology, while the P13, which is currently just a design sketch, will go against the Porsche 911.
As a reminder, the McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, delivering 592 horsepower at 7.000 rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque between 3.000 and 7.000 rpm, allowing the supercar to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds. The MP4-12C is priced at $231.400.