Associate editor Ian McLaren recently drove the new McLaren 12C Spider in Malaga, Spain. On a quiet mountain pass between the towns of Ronda and… Read more →
In making use of the same lightweight, ultra-strong carbon-fibre MonoCell “tub” as the MP4-12C Coupe, McLaren has not had to add any reinforcements or weight-adding strengthening to the body of the 12C Spider. Importantly, this means that the stunning new drop-top boasts the same performance figures and handling prowess as its fixed-roof sibling. The two-piece roof can be operated at speeds of up to 30 km/h and folds neatly away under a body-coloured tonneau cover within 17 seconds.
There was never any doubt that McLaren would produce a drop-top version of the MP4-12C but you do have to wonder after seeing the new Spider in the metal whether this was designer Frank Stephenson’s vision all-along.
McLaren has finally released video footage of its MP4-12C Spider tackling a racetrack. This 459 kW drop-top is the latest iteration of the MP4-12C supercar and closely shadows its hard-top stable mate performance-wise with a 0-100 km/h time of 3,1 seconds and a top speed of 329 km/h. You can view our gallery of the MP4-12C Spider here.
McLaren has finally lifted the wraps off its eagerly awaited MP4-12C Spider.
Mclaren has released the first official picture of the MP4-12C Spider and a related video showing McLaren F1 driver Jenson Button enthusing over the thrill of roof-down motoring.