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McLaren introduces its topless MP4-12C

McLaren introduces its topless MP4-12C image

Text: / Photos: McLaren Automotive | posted July 04, 2012 12:51

For $550K, the MP4-12C goes open top to hard top in 17 seconds

Top speed of 328km/h, 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds, no top to hard top in 17 seconds.

McLaren Automotive announces the launch of the MP4-12C Spider, it will be the second model under the MP4-12C family. Under the hood of the stunning new 12C Spider is a lightweight, 616bhp 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo engine capable of speeds up to 328km/h, a unique RHT folding roof system that may be operated while on the move, and carbon 'MonoCell' chassis identical to that of the groundbreaking 12C.

 "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," said Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director

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The Retractable Hard Top of the 12C Spider is operated using a switch in the lower section of the center console inside the cabin, taking less than 17 seconds to raise or lower. Unlike many other convertible models, the roof can be operated while the 12C Spider is moving at speeds of up to 30 km/h.

"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 road and track with customers later this year." added Sheriff.

The new 12C Spider is now available to order from bespoke new McLaren retailers across the globe. First deliveries to customers are planned for November this year. The pricetag starts at $550,000.