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

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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