The company says that in light of the success of its new model, the 650S, it has ended production of the standard 12C. An official statement says the move "represents a natural evolution of our model line-up." Around 3500 units of the 12C have been sold since its launch in 2011. Following the launch of the 650S, the 12C was priced at £176,000.
Current 12C owners are being offered a free technology upgrade from June, retro-fitting new elements like Active Aero software, a drag reduction system mode which lowers the car's rear wing, and improvements to the 12C's Android-based infotainment system. As well as the free upgrade, two new options to fit a reversing camera and a DAB radio are also being offered at a cost.
The 650S blends the 12C with elements from the firm's new P1 hypercar. Using McLaren's turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine, the 650S gets 641bhp and 500lb ft of torque. That's enough to give the 650S a 0-62mph sprint time of 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 207mph.