Leaked patent drawings first tipped off the automotive world about McLaren
's plans to affix the MP4-12C Spider with an innovative folding roof mechanism. AutoCar has confirmed those suspicions today, having received a pair of photos showing the new McLaren model in action on the roads of England. The McLaren MP4-12C
Spider's new three-piece hard-top works by folding and stacking the pieces on top of each other, allowing visibility of the British supercar's mid-mounted V8 all the time, even when the top is down.