A McLaren engineer has told Jalopnik the MP4-12C is going to receive a power boost for the 2014 model year.

A McLaren engineer has told Jalopnik the MP4-12C is going to receive a power boost for the 2014 model year.

When McLaren revealed the 2013MY MP4-12C they introduced a healthy 25 HP (18 kW) increase to 625 HP (459 kW) and they are about to do the same thing for the 2014MY since the twin-turbo V8 3.8-liter will receive some of the updates implemented in the P1 flagship.

They didn't reveal an exact number but most definitely it will be a lot lower than the P1's 737 HP (542 kW). Chances are output will be bumped to around 650 HP (478 kW) to maintain a significant distance between the MP4-12C and the P1.

Since the 2013 model year was announced in June 2012, we assume an official announcement of the 2014MY will occur very soon.

2014 McLaren MP4-12C to get power hike - report