Black camouflage conceals the 12C supercar’s front end, which
suggests that the car could get a new bumper and headlights. Expect
changes to be subtle though, as we can see through the camouflage that
the 12C won’t get entirely new headlights like the P1′s boomerang-style units. No
visible changes appear at the rear, but in McLaren’s quest to outdo
Ferrari, don’t be surprised to see another minor power bump or a
stripped-out special-edition 12C. The P1 is motivated by an upgraded
version of the 12C’s engine that cranks out 727 hp and 531 lb-ft, so
there may not be much room for 12C power boosts just yet.
When the original MP4-12C debuted, the car cranked out 592 hp. Just
one model year later, the automaker introduced a convertible and a more
powerful model. When we tested the 2012 model at our 2012 Best Driver’s Car Competition,
we were impressed but there was definitely room for improvement — we
look forward to driving around Mazda Raceway a revised 12C.
We may see a face-lifted 12C or new special-edition model as early as the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.