Love feeling the wind through your hair? then the new McLaren MP4-12C Spider might just be the car for you.
In 1981 McLaren gave a debut to a carbon fibre monocoque chassis in Formula 1 with the launch of the MP4/1 race car, and in 1992 the McLaren F1 introduced the advanced composite technology to the world of road cars. And the McLaren engineers have again applied their carbon fibre knowhow to develop the one-piece moulded chassis. The result is a sports car almost identical to its fixed roof equivalent in performance terms, and weighing only 40kg more with the addition of a convertible roof system.
The 12C Spider packs an impressive 616 BHP from its bespoke 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine which is transmitted to the car’s rear driven wheels through a 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission which will launch you to 60 in just 3.1 seconds. A clear view of the 12C Spider’s lightweight M838T power plant is available through a glass screen positioned behind the tonneau cover.