- July 20, 2012
2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider – A Review
2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider is the new sports car that will give you an open drive experience along with the racing car technology. The exterior is spectacular and the interior is made stylish to give you a pleasant touring experience. The safety features are at its best. The robust engine is capable of giving you a powerful performance.
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 the road and track with customers later this year.”
MP4-12C Spider exhibits an eye-catching exterior with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis. This sports car weighs only 40kg and features a convertible roof system. The Retractable Hard Topcan can be raised or lowered in 17 seconds with the speed of up to 30 kph. The Volcano Red exterior paint finish is currently available for the 12C Spider. The Volcano Yellow will also be available as an option. The wheels are styled with “ Diamond Cut “ design. Silver or Stealth finishes are used to design these super lightweight wheels.
The interior is luxurious with semi-aniline perforated leather and Alcantara trim. When the roof is raised the storage capacity is increased up to 52 liters under the Tonneau. The rear windscreen behind the driver and passenger seats can also be electronically controlled.
The 12C Spider is powered by 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo engine that can generate 625 PS output. The 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission can give lightning fast acceleration.
Safety becomes more important while designing a racing car. The new McLaren MP4-12C Spider is equipped with advanced safety features. They include
- Brake Steer
- Proactive Chassis Control
- McLaren Airbrake
- Roll Over Protection System
- A steel structure designed to absorb impact energy
McLaren will be available through 38 McLaren retailers in 22 countries worldwide.
So, get ready to cruise in the most stylish sports car, the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C.