Looking at the McLaren MP4-12C Spider, it’s easy to think of it as just a copy of the Ferrari 458 convertible. But it’s actually a better car from some points.
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For instance, while the Ferrari has a single-liece roof that pops up in one piece like the lid on the garbage dispenser, this has a complex mechanism that folds neatly behind the driver. Once the roof is up, you can actually use that space as storage, and unlike the Ferrari which has a few holes with some chicken wire over them, the McLaren still has a glass engine cover.
The McLaren Mp4-12C Spider also has butterfly doors, not because they are pretty but because it makes it easier to get out of the car.
So what about the soul of the car? Well, since this is a 2013 model year it comes as standard with 625 PS from the 3.8-liter engine. That’s a staggering 164 PS per liter.
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida. Full profile
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