McLaren Automotive revealed the second model in its growing range of high performance sports cars, the new 12C Spider, at this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in America.
The MP4-12C Spider is lightweight with a high-powered engine which boasts 616 bhp, a unique retractable hard top (RHT) folding roof system that can be lowered or raised on the move, and a carbon ‘MonoCell’ chassis identical to that of the groundbreaking 12C coupe.
Aside from shared architecture, the 12C and 12C Spider share a unique combination of performance with usability. It matches the coupe's 3.1 second 0-62mph acceleration and is only 0.1 seconds slower to 100mph, taking 6.1 seconds.
The new 12C Spider will be priced from £195,500 in the UK and is now available to order from McLaren retailers across the globe.
First deliveries to customers are planned for early next year.
The 12C Spider’s 616bhp output from its bespoke 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine is transmitted to the car’s rear driven wheels through a 7-Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission, which provides gearchanges through rocker-mounted shift paddles affixed to the rear of the steering wheel.
A clear view of the 12C Spider’s lightweight M838T power plant is available through a glass screen positioned behind the tonneau cover.