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RIP McLaren 12C
Success of new 650S leads to end of the road for McLaren 12C.
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When McLaren first revealed its new 650S supercar it was adamant that the 12C would continue in production, and this was still the official word while we drove the newer car in Spain, but so positive has the response been to the 650S that McLaren has decided it's best to discontinue the 12C and focus on keeping up with orders.

The company was quick to point out that existing 12C customers will benefit from some of the advances offered in the 650S as part of the company's belief in continual development. Already having received various upgrades in specification, 12C owners will be offered a free-of-charge 650S 'Technology Upgrade' that includes the software for the 650S's enhanced Active Aero, which sees the rear airbrake deployed more frequently and activate when cresting hills to aid stability. Also included in the free upgrade are improvements to the functionality and usability of the Android based IRIS infotainment system.

Anything else?

In addition, 12C customers will be able to pay to retro-fit the 650S's rear parking camera and DAB (or SIRIUS for US customers). The changes will be offered from mid-June at the car's next service.

Read our first drive of the McLaren 650S here

Kyle Fortune - 9 Apr 2014    - McLaren road tests
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