TopGear.com 07 December 2012

May’s Car of the Year: McLaren 12C Spider

Video and words from the man himself from our Top Gear Awards issue: out now

James May is a fan of good design and an even bigger exponent of excellence in engineering: two things he found in abundance in the new McLaren 12C Spider – a convertible that neatly beheads the usual arguments against convertible cars by being as perfectly dynamic as the coupe version. Except with a mighty sunroof. Driving the car exclusively for TG mag along the highest paved road in Europe, James discovered that the 12C Spider was:

“Perhaps the most benign supercar I’ve ever tried. Some would want to be admired for their courage in mastering a Ferrari GTO or that demanding Lamborghini Aventador, but I say cobblers to that. I can challenge myself by learning to play the violin. This is a good-time car and I want a good time. I get it.”

Read the full story of James’s trip across the Sierra Nevada in the new issue of Top Gear magazine: out now.

 

 

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