An initial teaser photo has been released which further compliments the prototype spy photos and artist renderings that also also attached to this article.

McLaren Automotive has officially confirmed their sports car business is opening up to summer driving with the announcement of the McLaren MP4-12C Spider. An initial teaser photo has been released which further compliments the prototype spy photos and artist renderings that also also attached to this article.

Much of the architecture from the original coupe will be retained for the open-top version. This includes the carbon fibre MonoCell chassis as well as the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that has been recently upgraded to produce 625PS (). McLaren have also tentatively revealed that the MP4-12C Spider will be capable of reaching speeds of 300kph.

Full details are set to be released on the 3rd of July. In the meantime check out the video below which features former F1 world champion and current McLaren driver Jenson speaking of the sensations he feels when driving the MP4-12C Spider.

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