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2014 McLaren MP4-12C update to receive power boost

June 26, 2013

The McLaren MP4-12C is set to receive its second engine tune revision, this time for the 2014 model year. Like the MY12 to MY13 update, power is set to hike for the MY14 version.

2013 McLaren MP4-12C

Engineers apparently revealed to US enthusiast website Jalopnik that a power boost is on its way. It’s understood the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 will receives some updates which are seen on the flagship McLaren P1 hybrid.

In its current form, the MP4-12C produces 459kW, which is up from the 2012 rating of 441kW. The 2014 model is tipped to offer around 478kW. This would make it considerably more powerful than its main rival, the Ferrari 458 (419kW).

As for other changes, the updated model is expected to showcase some minor styling tweaks to help distinguish it from the other models, as well as some interior revisions.

Official details and specifications on the update are likely to be announced soon, possibly at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, which starts July 11.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.