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Mclaren MP4-12C Spider Video

Mclaren MP4-12C Spider Video


McLaren last week launched the MP4-12C spider, the second model in the MP4-12C family. Following on from this launch McLaren yesterday, the 12th of July, released a video of the MP4-12C Spider in action.

The McLaren MP4-12C Spider’s bespoke 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine produces 459kW of power and 600Nm of torque which is transmitted to the car’s rear driven wheels through a 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission.

A clear view of the 12C Spider’s lightweight M838T power plant is available through a glass screen positioned behind the tonneau cover.

The MP4-12C Spider uses the same light weight carbon fibre “Monocell” found in the MP4-12C.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 unique Retractable Hard Top (RHT) of the new 12C Spider may be operated at speeds up to 30kph operated using a switch in the lower section of the centre console inside the cabin, taking less than 17 seconds to raise or lower. With the roof raised the area under the tonneau can be used as an additional luggage area which provides 52 litres of useful storage space.  Bespoke luggage has been designed specifically to fit this space and is supplied as standard with every 12C Spider.

Launched in Volcano Red, one of 17 exterior paint finishes currently available for the 12C and 12C Spider, both 12C derivatives will also be available in optional Volcano Yellow.

Inside, an exclusive new interior trim has been developed for the 2013 model year 12C and new 12C Spider.

Other features on offer include a passive Roll Over Protection System to maximise occupant safety, Vehicle Lift to raise the front and rear for improved ground clearance up to speeds of 60kph, a rear Windscreen that can be raised and lowered to act as a wind deflector when the top is down or to allow the exhilarating noise of the 12C Spider’s V8 twin turbo engine to flood the cabin on demand at any time when the roof is up. Brake Steer, ProActive Chassis Control and the unique McLaren airbrake also form part of the vehicle dynamics package.

The McLaren MP4-12C Spider configurator has been launched and potential customers and car fans can view the configurator online at  Potential customers can order from McLaren retailers across the globe with first deliveries to customers planned for November 2012.

An overview of the MP4-12C Spider performance compared with the 12C is shown below (note that these are figure obtained using Pirelli PZero Corsa tyres:

  MP4-12C Spider(459kW) MP4-12C (459kW)
 0-100 kph 3.1 sec 3.1 sec
 0-161kph 6.1 6.0
 0-200 kph 9.0 sec 8.8 sec
¼ mile (400m) 10.8 sec @ 216 kph 10.6 sec @ 219 kph
V Max 329 kph 333 kph
Fuel efficiency, litres/100km  11.7 11.7
CO2 g/km 279 279


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