McLaren Automotive announced the launch of its second model in the MP4-12C family: the new 12C Spider. With a lightweight, high powered engine developing an incredible 616bhp, RHT folding roof system that may be operated while on the move, and carbon ‘MonoCell’ chassis identical to that of the hard-top 12C, the 12C Spider is a luxury convertible sports car that offers prospective owners a combination of spectacular performance with remarkable usability.
The new 12C Spider is now available to order from bespoke new McLaren retailers across the globe, while the first deliveries to customers are planned from this November. 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 milestone in the growth of our company.
The 12C Spider’s impressive 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 functions 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. Vehicle dynamics technology including Brake Steer, ProActive Chassis Control and the unique McLaren Airbrake combine to offer sublime comfort in all driving conditions; and yet deliver race car performance and handling on track.