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3 juillet 2012 2 03 /07 /juillet /2012 14:30

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Official press release has been published on McLaren website, with a small selection of pictures. Head on this blog page for the press release, or go on the official page here. Configurator is already available online !

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Introducing the latest model in McLaren's ground-breaking range of high performance cars - the 12C Spider.

I'm pleased and proud to unveil our innovative new 12C Spider. This car challenges the laws of aerodynamics and defies the disadvantages of its roofless counterparts. As far as convertibles go, it's in a class of its own.

With the 12C Spider, every part tells a story. The car is built on the same ultra-rigid carbon fibre chassis as the 12C Coupe, yet we have engineered a hard top roof which is retractable at speeds of up to 30km/h. Even with the roof down, we have succeeded in meeting our aerodynamic targets, while delivering uncompromised handling and performance.

Just as speed is our driving force, weight is our mortal enemy. That's why we set out to build a convertible with a weight increase target of no more than 50kg. Actually, we weren't satisfied until we reduced it to 40kg.

We also designed one of the lightest and most powerful engines in the world, specifically for the 12C. Along with the patented, intuitive gearbox, the Formula 1™ inspired Brake Steer system, and the revolutionary ProActive Chassis Control, every single component of the 12C has been intelligently crafted to deliver optimum performance.

The 12C Spider is indeed a convertible without compromise... If you're interested in finding out more about what makes it so unique, please visit our website mclarenautomotive.com.

The story of the 12C Spider is just beginning. To watch the rest of it unfold, keep a watchful eye on McLaren's Facebook page. There's plenty more to come.

Kind regards

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Antony Sheriff
Managing Director, McLaren Automotive Ltd

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