Factory plans show a retractable hard top version of the MP4-12C will be made
7 October 2009

McLaren’s planning permission application for its new MP4-12C assemble facility included a factory plan showing shopfloor area given over to a ‘Webasto RHT Sub Assembly’ area.

This is a reference to the retractable hard-top (RHT) with which the forthcoming MP4 Spider is expected to be fitted.

The company says that factory layout has since been superseded and that Webasto is only “one of several potential suppliers”.

Autocar sources say the powered, folding hard-top for the MP4 Spider will feature lightweight construction, probably in alloy but possibly carbonfibre.

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McLaren 12C
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The McLaren 12C has extraordinary pace and handling, but is a touch clinical

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7 October 2009

It's a shame but I'm bored of this car already.

7 October 2009

Maybe the spider can be totally redesigned and actually have some flavour? :-)

7 October 2009

Go away TW*T!

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