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McLaren celebrates 50th anniversary with special 12C coupe and spider

In order to mark its 50th anniversary, McLaren unveiled two commemorative models dubbed McLaren 50 12C and McLaren 50 12C Spider. As expected, the production of the two models will be limited to a maximum of 100 globally, split between just 50 examples of the 12C and 50 of the 12C Spider. Each model will feature a number of bespoke styling and specification enhancements to mark the milestone event, which will be celebrated on 2 September.

Some of the features include a redesigned front bumper, inspired by the limited-run HS Edition models. The lower section of the bumper is made from carbon fiber, while the front floor is made race-derived carbon Kevlar. Above the bumper, we find a McLaren F1-inspired heritage badge, previously available only to MSO clients, fitted on the bonnet.

The McLaren 50 12C and 12C Spider models are fitted as standard with carbon ceramic brakes featuring 394x36mm discs at the front, and 380x34mm at the rear.

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Video: McLaren 12C Spider versus snowboarder

McLaren Automotive is showing a new short film to mark the start of deliveries of the 12C Spider in North America. The short film shows the 12C Spider, driven by drift champion Rhys Millen, racing against professional snowboarder Chanelle Sladics in the ever-perilous and snow-covered Loveland Pass in Colorado.

Millen is the current overall record holder for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and is the 2005 Formula Drift champion as well as 2008 Drifting World Champion. Millen has appeared in more than 500 advertisements in around 20 years. He also appeared in films like the Fast and the Furious series and Indiana Jones.

He is currently working on a new film project that will be soon released. Millen remarked that it was an honor to have driven the McLaren 12C Spider up the “twisty snowy mountain roads” of the Loveland Pass.

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McLaren MP4-12C Spider is the car featured on the Neiman Marcus 2012 Christmas book

Twelve specially-designed Neiman Marcus Edition 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spiders will be featured in the 2012 Christmas Book. McLaren and Texas-based retail chain Neiman Marcus have come together to have a limited-run edition of the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spiders available in its annual Christmas Book as part of the set of “Fantasy Gifts.”

It has several other luxurious offerings such as a Jetlev R200 jet pack ($99,500); a private dinner for 10 cooked by Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Richard Rosendale, and Jerome Bocuse ($250,000), and a walk-on role in the Broadway show Annie: The Musical ($30,000). The most expensive gift costs $1.09 million and includes a first-class trip for two to Paris and Geneva to visit the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique, atelier, and watchmaking workshops, together with his and hers watches.

The NM MP4-12C ranks second with a price tag of $354,000, which is $85,750 higher than the MP4-12C Spider’s base price. Buyers get exclusivity first of all. Only 12 samples of the special-edition Neiman Marcus cars will be built. What distinguishes the special edition NM Spider from others are its volcano red paint job, lightweight diamond-cut wheels with gloss black trim, gloss black interior and exterior graphics, contrasting red stitching, and a stainless steel special-edition number badge.

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McLaren 12C Spider to make its European debut at Windsor Concours of Elegance

The 12C Spider, the second model in the lineup, will be seen at the inaugural Windsor Concours of Elegance as part of a four car McLaren display. This is both its European debut as well as its first royal event. The 12C Spider will be unveiled at the Windsor Castle. The 12C Spider was recently unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

But after this, the 12C Spider (which has a striking Volcano Yellow finish) will be presented as part of a lineup that represents McLaren Automotive, McLaren GT and McLaren Racing. These models form a diverse group of the rarest and exclusive road and racing cars to be displayed at the Windsor Castle, which lends a regal backdrop that’s very dramatic.

Another example of the 12C Spider is set to be presented on September 9 as a part of the Octane Jubilee Tour of Elegance. In celebration of the Queen’s 60 years as the monarch, one automotive icon will be featured for each year. Concluding the parade is the 12C Spider, which stands for 2012 -- the Diamond year of The Queen’s reign.

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McLaren Automotive is featuring the new McLaren 12C Spider on a high quality short film at its official YouTube channel at youtube.com/mclarenautomotivetv. The start of the short film centers on a 12C Spider, finished in glorious Volcano Red, cruising in high speed on track and then proceeding to the winding mountain roads of Andalucía in Southern Spain.

The scenes on the short film underscore the 12C Spider’s positioning as a luxury convertible sports car that provides a dynamic mix of performance and usability. Early in the short film, the 12C Spider has its Retractable Hard Top lowered while it cruises, highlighting the model’s unique trait that rival sports cars don’t have.

The 12C Spider could completely retract its hard top in just less than 17 seconds. The short film features McLaren Automotive Test Driver and British Touring Car Championship star Mat Jackson who demonstrates why the carmaker believes it has developed a sports car that includes ‘open-top thrills’ in a set of technology packages inspired by its Formula 1 race cars.

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McLaren has started taking orders for the MP4-12C Spider. It has a starting price of $268,250 (which includes the $2,500 destination charge). It is much higher than the $231,000 price of the 2012 12C Coupe. McLaren will begin deliveries of this model in late December or early January. It will be officially unveiled to the global market on August 17 at a Gooding & Company evening reception before the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California.

The 2013 12C Spider is about 88 pounds heavier than the coupe because of its retractable hardtop that could be operated even at speeds of up to 19 mph.

McLaren said that it takes 17 seconds to lower or raise this hardtop. However, there are no changes to the engine specs. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 can deliver 616 hp.

Read the entire article McLaren 12C Spider priced from $268,250 in the United States

After one teaser, the McLaren 12C Spider became official today and showed us the RHT folding roof system. Priced from £195,500 in the UK, the new car is powered by the same 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine found on the coupe and capable to deliver 625 PS. The 12C Spider can sprint from 0 tp 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.1 seconds, which means it is as fast at the coupe.

Still, the coupe is with 0.1 seconds faster than the spider when it sprints from 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph) as the coupe achieves this speed in just 6.0 seconds. From 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) the coupe sprints in 8.8 seconds, while the new 12C Spider needs 9.0 seconds.

The 12C Spider has a top speed of 329 km/h (204 mph) while the coupe hits 333 km/h or 207 mph. Both models need 11.7 liters of fuel for 100 km (62 miles).

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If yesterday it was just a rumor, McLaren officially announced today its second model, the open roofed 12C Spider. As expected, the car is powered by the same twin-turbo V8 found on the coupe version, delivering 625 PS, as well as same super stiff carbon fibre MonoCell chassis.

McLaren also released an official image of the car and the first man to drive the car (at least in photos) is Jenson Button. Just like the Ferrari 458 Spider, the McLaren 12C Spider will use a folding hard roof.

Moreover, McLaren released also a video and announced that the open top 12C Spider will be officially revealed on July 3rd, next week. “One man used to excitement behind the wheel is Jenson Button. McLaren questioned him at last weekend’s European Grand Prix about what speed means to him, the connection he feels with the machine he drives and about what he senses when driving a 300 km/h open top car. But is he talking about his MP4-27 Formula 1 car or the 12C Spider? Go to www.youtube.com/mclarenautomotivetv to find out.” said the press release.

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The roofing system of Ferrari’s new 458 Spider will be slightly different from the MP4-12C Spider by McLaren. Ferrari had recently launched a ground-breaking folding roof system that comprises mostly aluminum. Meanwhile, McLaren will probably use carbon fiber, which is lighter and sturdier. Months ago, a prototype of the MP4-12C Spider was spotted while testing. It appears slightly different from its hard-top cousin so that it could bear the new roof mechanism.

Auto Motor und Sport said that similar to the system used on the 458 Spider, the roof on the McLaren MP4-12C Spider will flip backwards initially. It will then retract vertically into a small recess positioned between the engine bay and passenger compartment.

Ferrari pioneered the mid-engined car with a retractable hard-top but McLaren is slated to be first to accomplish the same with carbon fiber, says MotorAuthority.

Read the entire article Rumor: McLaren MP4-12C Spider to receive a carbon fiber folding roof

Nearly half a year ago when McLaren Automotive unveiled the McLaren 600LT Coupe, the British carmaker is now introducing a version that lets its passengers enjoy the thrill of an open-air drive through track-like performance. The new McLaren 600LT Spider is the latest Longtail model and the third model under McLaren Automotive’s £1.2-billion Track25 business plan.

The new McLaren 600LT Spider is also effectively the fifth car donning the Longtail (LT) name, after the McLaren 600LT Coupe, McLaren 675LT Coupe, McLaren 675LT Spider and the McLaren F1 GTR racer Longtail. Just like these Longtail models, the 600LT Spider offers higher levels of power and aerodynamics, lower weight, greater degree of driver engagement and track-focused dynamics. Likewise, the 600LT Spider is available in limited numbers.

In terms of looks, the McLaren 600LT Spider is a twin of the 600LT Coupe, with the only difference being the absence of the fixed roof. But that doesn’t mean that the driver and the passenger won't be protected from the elements. This is because the 600LT Spider is provided with a three-piece, powered retractable hardtop roof, which can be raised or lowered at speeds of up to 25 mph with a single push of a button. The overall roof mechanism makes the 600LT Spider to weigh 110.2 lbs more than the 600LT Coupe, for a dry weight of 2,859.4 lbs.

Read the entire article 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider offers open-air thrill up to 201 mph

Before people knew it, Ferrari has already created its 50th droptop model. The Italian sports car maker unveiled its 50th droptop model and the latest member of the Special Series family – the new Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – at the highly prestigious Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in California.

Earlier this year, Ferrari introduced the 488 Pista Coupe and the track-oriented Piloti 488 Pista Special Edition. The 488 Pista is the considered as the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined Special Series – the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale. Now, the latest Special Series is welcoming its new member in a convertible form. The decision to unveil the new 488 Pista Spider in the United States was influenced by the fact that Ferrari’s North American clients have been keen connoisseurs of high-performance convertibles since the 1950s.

Essentially, the difference between the Coupe and the Spider versions of the Ferrari 488 Pista is that the latter features a droptop, which roof system is more complex than the fixed one. Because of increased complexity of its convertible roof, the new 488 Pista Spider is around 200 lbs (91 kg) heavier than the 488 Pista Coupe. Since both versions of the Ferrari 488 Pista are powered by the same powerplant -- a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 engine that delivers 720 hp of max output and 770 Nm (568 lb.-ft.) of peak torque – this difference in weight results to a very slight disparity in terms of performance.

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For those of you who follow news on Ferrari, we are pretty sure that you have seen the one of a kind SP38 nicknamed the “Deborah”, which simply is a 488 GTB that has gone through a number of cosmetic upgrades for it to look like a prettier coupe. But have you imagined a car like that, looking like a Spider? X-Tomi Design, and individual artist from Hungary decided to take out the car’s roof to imagine how the unique creation would look based on the 488 Spider.

The coupe’s lovely F40 inspired engine cover may be gone already, but the imaginary SP38 Spider still has everything they need to become a veritable showstopper, though there are zero chances of this to become a reality.

That’s because Ferrari has no plans of making an exact same model for another client, because the first client will probably not want a replica of his car. But instead, maybe the commissioned Deborah wants a matching Spider to go along with the Coupe. But don’t get us wrong because we are really just making up these scenarios in our minds.

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British automaker McLaren developed their MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division to make their already exclusive vehicles a little more bespoke. And today, we are going to discuss some of their newest and coolest products that indicate the company’s expertise in style and performance to the Sports Series range.

For instance, if you own a 570S Coupe, 570GT and 570S Spider, and you want to achieve a meaner sound, you can always order the new titanium exhaust. It is actually lighter than the stock unit by 11 pounds (5 kilograms). Best of all, it makes the sound it produces five decibels louder. MSO claims that the car’s new tone sounds cleaner and crisper, and that this comes from the rear end of the vehicle.

Today, the titanium exhaust runs 4,750 pounds ($6,570 at current exchange rates), and this part can be had in a Nano Black finish, instead of the standard Nano Clear colour. The good news here is that these add-ons will not only be available as an option for new cars, as later this year, MSO will be offering these as an upgrade to already existing Sports Series owners.

Read the entire article Give your McLaren 570S Coupé, 570GT, or 570S Spider a meaner sound by installing MSO titanium exhaust

McLaren’s special department, the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team, has created a unique colour that is a tribute to the home of the automaker’s founder, Bruce McLaren, in Surrey, England. This unique paint they call the Muriwai White has a white base with subtle hints of blue. We first saw it on the 570S Spider pictured here, but anyone can get their McLaren in this shade through MSO.

This white paint came to light with the help of Amanda McLaren, Bruce’s only child and a brand ambassador for McLaren Automotive. She worked with MSO to develop the special colour. Their family home in England was painted in white, accented with blue doors. You might be wondering where the name Muriwai originated. Well, it is a town in New Zealand, located northwest of Auckland where Bruce grew up and where he won his first hill climb at the young age of 15.

But there’s more to this story. Amanda also said during the announcement of the new paint that her mom, Patty, was at a dinner party once, and a palm reader told her that she would live in a big white house with blue doors and shutters. Following that, she said that this unique shade of white is a symbol of her father’s pride and her mother’s comfort. Her father died prematurely in 1970 at the age of 32. Now we understand what makes this unique hue so special for the McLaren family.

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Yes, there is no more reason to stay at home when it’s freezing outside. Some folks sometimes feel the need to just stay snuggled up at the fireplace most especially if the dreaded wet and snowy roads start to threaten those hot summer wheels. But what if you have better things to do than sip coffee all day or hang out with your bae while staring gloomily at the frosted window? Boy we’ve got some good news for you.

British car maker McLaren and Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli have partnered in developing a winter wheel and tire bundle for McLaren’s Sports Series. What does that mean exactly?

Pirelli has optimized the tires to perform whether on rain, snow or dry conditions and these have been integrated with McLaren’s tire pressure monitoring equipment that works in conjunction with the vehicle’s onboard systems. Developed for its latest 570S Spider as well as for the 570GT, 570S and 540C, each package will include four 14–spoke forged alloy wheels in Dark Metal Grey finish plus a set of Pirelli’s MC Sottozero 3 winter tires.

Read the entire article Assembled Pirelli winter tires for your McLaren Sports Series cars are now available

McLaren Special Operations division (MSO) recently finished two new bespoke supercars: an MSO R Coupe, and an MSO R Spider. Both vehicles were based on the 650S and are fitted with a number of features. There’s another thing you should know: both vehicles were also made for one lucky and wealthy customer.

The coupe and the spider are among the latest projects of the MSO, and both are equipped with the same internal, external and mechanical specifications. For instance, both come with a 3.8 liter biturbo V8 that carries out 679 horsepower (506 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. That is actually quite a big difference when you compare it to the standard 650S that produces only 641 horsepower (477 kilowatts). To give them both a unique roar, they were given a new titanium exhaust system with a crossover muffler.

To give them the overall package, both models will be given a dramatic-looking exterior, finished in a beautiful Liquid Silver paint, contrasted by a unique Delta Red pin stripe feature on both the front splitter and side blades. It has been given new elements like the MSO Visual Carbon Viber (VCF) front bumper, hood, louvered fenders, roof scoop, side mirror casing, and the rear decklid. The owner will be reminded of MSO when looking at the exterior, because of the splitter, side skirts, door sills, and rocker panels. Lastly, the coupe comes with a set of new satin black five-spoke wheels, while the spider has been fitted with five-spoke gloss black wheels.

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In the automotive scene full of custom projects and bespoke vehicle programs, several aftermarket specialists are now starting to think differently. Enter Mulgari Automotive, the British tuner that offers a unique customization package known as “Signature Vehicles” in which prospective clients were given access via exclusive invite.

Mulgari’s visual enhancement package for the Signature Vehicle range gives its customers a unique new experience of owning their brand new purchase. The program focuses on the client’s personal specifications including interior, performance and cosmetic upgrades that are only available exclusively from the company.

Its latest “Project Twelve” concept or the Mclaren MP4-12C challenges various norms related to customization as it took them eight months to finally complete the whole new set-up. The tuning kit features revised side skirts, new front bumpers, rear bumpers and new carbon fiber diffuser built to their special standards. Likewise, Mulgari has modified the sports car’s 3.8-liter biturbo V8 for it to develop an additional 40 horsepower than the standard 600hp. For them to achieve this, the team tweaked the McLaren MP4-12C’s onboard electronics as well as the ventilation system.

Read the entire article Mulgari Automotive offers exclusive tuning kit for McLaren MP4-12C

Having a full list of MSO options is certainly one of the modern miracles in the world of after-market tuning. That said, there’s a McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO upgrades currently on sale at McLaren Scottsdale. For $487,572, the 675LT Spider features Mercedes Benz’s Flintgrau Metallic paint with MSO’s front splitter, rear diffuser, rear bumper, hood and side skirts all made with carbon fiber. In addition, the airbrakes, roof and hood have been painted off with a pair of racing stripes in Cerberus Pearl.

With this many MSO options, the one listed here may not even be the highest priced McLaren 675LT but it surely is one of a kind. We say this because a whole other range of MSO upgrades could be seen throughout the exterior. For example, there’s a new set of wheels in bronze with brake calipers in signature McLaren Orange. It also boasts a satin blue carbon fiber paddle shifts and a 24 carat gold heat shield throughout the exhausts.

Inside, the MSO specced 675LT Spider comes with a unique combination of carbon black leather and Alcantra fabric with a touch of Midnight Blue to highlight the accents. To create a connection with the exterior motif, the seat belts feature the same McLaren Orange just as the one painted on the brake calipers. All in, this entire set would typically cost you more than $90,000, which we think isn’t bad for a car bearing the Speedy Kiwi “swoosh” logo to start with.

Read the entire article You can own this McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO specifications for less than $500,000

It’s finally here, the much-awaited open-air version of the McLaren 570S. Two years after McLaren launched the coupe form of the McLaren 570S, the British carmaker is now opening the order books for the new McLaren 570S Spider. As designed and engineered, the new McLaren 570S Spider is basically the same as the McLaren 570S Coupe, but without the fixed roof.

The new McLaren 570S Spider is essentially the third body style of the carmaker’s Sports Series product family (570 family), following the McLaren 570S Coupé and the McLaren 570GT. The main difference between the 570S Spider and the 570S Coupe is the fact that the open-top version comes with a retractable roof. Of course, the new 570S Spider still offers splendid levels of dynamism and refinement, coupled with supercar attributes and attitude.

As intended, the new two-seat, rear-wheel drive is provided with two-piece retractable hardtop made from lightweight composite panels. This sleek roof was engineered using the technology employed in the McLaren 650S and 675LT Spider models. Operated electrically with just a simple push of a button in the driver’s cockpit, the roof could be opened or closed in around 15 seconds, as long as the McLaren 570S Spider is travelling at speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph).

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WheelsAndMore has done it again. Aside from customizing multi-piece special lightweight wheels, WheelsAndMore could also make a car more dynamic in terms of road performance. This is shown on one of the company’s latest works, a performance-enhanced version of the already powerful Ferrari 488 Spider.

As it is typically, the Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t your ordinary roadster. Any car produced by Ferrari reigns supreme, especially in the area of performance. The Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t an exception.

Its beautifully and elegantly design exterior faithfully reveals how crazy is the Ferrari 488 Spider in terms of power. It is quite important to mention that the 488 Spider is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that could deliver 670 PS (661 hp) of max output at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm (561 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 6,750 rpm. With this amount of power at its disposal, the Ferrari 488 Spider could accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and to 200 km/h (0 to 124 mph) in around 8.7 seconds. As far as top speed is concerned, the Ferrari 488 Spider could go as fast 325 km/h (203 mph).

Read the entire article WheelsAndMore comes up with tuned 777-PS Ferrari 488 Spider Triple Seven