McLaren drops first teaser on the future 12C Spider

2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spyder Exterior
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When Ferrari was putting together the finishing touches on the 458 Italia Spyder, we knew it would just be a matter of time before the rumored MP4-12C Spyder would come to fruition. Finally, we can say that this gorgeous drop-top sports car is getting ready to bust out into the automotive scene. McLaren has just dropped the first teaser image for the second model in its line-up, with a promise that the official details will be released on July 3rd, 2012.

The future McLaren MP4-12C Spider will be built on the same super stiff carbon fiber MonoCell chassis as its hardtop sibling, making it just as dynamic to drive. The model will obviously be offered with a retractable hard-top, but it will still "dial up the sensations experienced, the emotions felt and the noise heard. And true to McLaren’s ethos of offering high performance without compromise, the 12C Spider will be more usable than any car this exciting has a right to be."

Under the hood, McLaren kept the same twin-turbo V8-engine featured in the updated version of the MP4-12C coupe</b, which produces 616 HP at 7500 rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque at 3000-7000 rpm. This engine will be mated to a 7-speed twin-clutch Seamless Shift Gearbox (SSG) that will be controlled via paddles mounted behind the steering wheel. Expect to see similar performance numbers to the standard MP4-12C: a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 207 mph.

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7 comments:

  (201) posted on 08.21.2012

Seems that McLaren is giving its customers the satisfaction they want. It is really a good job for McLaren.

  (683) posted on 07.16.2012

That teaser really hooked me up. It offers a different kind of driving experience. Well, it sounds great!

  (395) posted on 07.12.2012

It seems that McLaren is promising to give us new 12c Spider that will be dynamic to drive.

  (798) posted on 07.11.2012

It has retractable hard top, and speeds of 190MPH.

  (630) posted on 07.10.2012

Don’t need to upgrade its V10 engine, they just have to supercharged it for more powerful output.

  (553) posted on 07.10.2012

Why did they retain the V8 twin-turbo and not replace by the V12engine that’ll perform more powerful performance?

  (474) posted on 07.8.2012

The first teaser is great that they have shown the sneak part of the future Italia. One thing caught my attention is that they retained the twin-turbo V8 engine and enhancement of its sprinting time of 3.1 seconds and maximum speed of 207MPH.

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