Not just any open-top supercar, the McLaren MP4-12C Spider has a retractable hardtop that folds out in just 17-seconds, transforming it from coupe to roadster. According to F1 star Jenson Button: “You definitely feel more at one when there is no roof. It just feels a lot more natural: you smell the tires, you smell the brakes, you smell the car and it really make you fell like part of the car.” Continue reading for the video and more information.

Click the handy triangular play button below to see a Volcano Red MP4-12C Spider take to the Ascari circuit, before heading to the winding mountain roads of Andaluc�a in southern Spain. You’ll also see that the new RHT roof seems to work beautifully. As does the airbrake, which looks even more awesome when you have an unrestricted view out of the rear-view mirror.

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