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Mike Stevens | Apr, 07 2014 | 2 Comments

McLaren is set to end production of its 12C coupe less than three years since its production debut, as the company moves its focus to meet demand for the new 650S supercar.

In essence a hugely upgraded and P1-faced version of the 12C, the $441,500 650S hit Australia last month with a mere AU$45,000 premium over the 12C - pennies to those in the McLaren market.

The end of 12C production was confirmed this week in a letter from McLaren boss Mike Flewitt to the brand’s customers.

“[...] the final piece of news I wanted to share with you is regarding 12C production, which we have decided to cease in light of the success of 650S,” Flewitt said.

“The new car has been so well received since its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show (we already have a six month order bank) we will focus all our capacity at the McLaren Production Centre on 650S.”

The letter also highlights a series of free enhancements for existing owners, with updates offered through a new Technology Upgrade package.

The pack will bring the 12C’s features a little closer to the 650S, including technology introduced with the newer model.

Among the enhancements are the new Active Aero system, along with an upgrade to the Android-bases IRIS infotainment system.

The 650S, driven by a more powerful 478kW version of the 12C’s 460kW 3.8 litre turbo engine, made its Australian debut in March.

MORE: McLaren 650S Priced From $441,500 For Australia

 
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