The new McLaren 12C Spider will make its Italian debut at the 37th edition of the Bologna Motor Show, taking place 5-9 December.
This is the first appearance by McLaren Automotive at the Italian motor show.
Known to be among the most dedicated and passionate fans of Formula 1™ and sports cars, more than 800,000 Italian car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see, and discover more about the groundbreaking 12C Spider.
The composure of a sports car, the fun of a convertible
The lightweight, mid-engine open-top 12C Spider is mechanically identical to the 12C. It uses the upgraded 625PS engine, which is part of the 12C Model Year 2013 upgrade. Acceleration – 0-62mph (100 km/h) – takes just 3.1 seconds (when fitted with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres), the same as the coupé.
Fuel consumption and emissions also remain the same, returning 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100km) on the combined cycle and 279g/km. The figures are much better than most high performance convertible sports cars, in keeping with McLaren’s commitment to class-leading fuel efficiency. Maximum speed is 204 mph (329 km/h).
Retractable Hard Top (RHT)
The Retractable Hard Top (RHT) has been designed specifically for the 12C Spider. Low weight, combined with high strength, was of paramount importance – as with all areas of the 12C.
The fully automatic mechanism raises or lowers the roof in less than 17 seconds, and can be activated at speeds up to 30 km/h (19 mph). It is controlled by a two-position switch on the centre panel within the cabin.
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey.
Following the company’s global launch in 2010, McLaren Automotive launched the groundbreaking 12C and 12C Spider and, in keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, recently unveiled the McLaren P1 at the Paris Motor Show. The brand continues to expand, operating through a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.