As they say, things only get better with time. Well, McLaren has taken center stage with the announcement of a second all-new model to add to the line-up. Welcome the MP4-12C Spider, which is a convertible manipulation of the 12C. The lightweight Spider features a distinctive Retractable Hard Top (RHT) roof that folds and stows itself, theoretically making this vehicle a luxury coupe and performance convertible all in one.
Power emanates from a commissioned 616 horsepower 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine and is paired with a 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission which allows the British sports car to run 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and top out at 204 mph. Currently, orders can be placed for the $265,750 Spider from McLaren retailers across the globe with an expected delivery date in December or early January. As well, showgoers can get an early viewing of the vehicle on the Concept Car Lawn during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend.
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