NEW YORK, NY – McLaren Automotive announces today the launch of its second vehicle in the MP4-12C family: the new 12C Spider; a variant of the 12C. The 12C Spider is lightweight with a high powered engine which boasts 616 bhp, a unique Retractable Hard Top (RHT) folding roof system, and a carbon ‘MonoCell’ chassis identical to that of the 12C coupe. The 12C Spider is a luxury convertible sports car that offers a unique combination of performance with usability.
The new 12C Spider will be priced from $265,750* in the US and is now available to order from McLaren retailers across the globe. First deliveries to customers are planned for late December/early January.
The global unveiling of the 12C Spider will take place during Gooding & Company’s Exclusive VIP Preview Reception on the evening of Friday, August 17th and will be displayed on the Concept Car Lawn throughout the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend.
Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director said: “I am really excited to announce that the new 12C Spider is now available to order at new McLaren retailers worldwide. The launch of our second model is an exciting milestone in the growth of our company.
“While the 12C is the technological essence of a race car, the 12C Spider incorporates an additional dimension. 12C Spider owners will love the opportunity to lower the roof and hear the unhindered howl of a V8 twin turbo engine at full throttle. It undoubtedly enhances an already euphoric 12C driving experience.
“The 12C Spider delivers all the thrills characteristic of a high performance roadster, and yet transforms into a raucous track beast at the flick of a switch. I can’t wait to see it on road and track with customers later this year.”
|2013 MP4- 12C Spider*
(625 PS/616 bhp)
|2013 MP4- 12C *
(625 PS/616 bhp)
|3.1 sec||3.1 sec|
|9.0 sec||8.8 sec|
|1/4 mile (400m)||10.8 sec @ 134 mph (216 kph)||10.6 sec @ 136 mph (219 kph)|
|V Max||204 mph (329 kph)||207 mph (333 kph)|
|CO 2 g/km||279||279|
Source: PRNewswire / McLaren