The new McLaren 12C Spider version which is the 2nd model of McLaren 12C-series and a high performance convertible Sports Car with good fuel efficiency, which is all set to have Austrian and Central & Eastern Europe[CEE] debut at the 7th edition of the Vienna Auto Show, which is just started from 9th to 13th January 2013. If look at the Engine configuration, it is very similar like sports-car McLaren 12C with a 3.8 Litre V8 biturbo Engine, capable of easily generating a power of 625 PS[i.e. 616.5 hp or 459.7 kilo-Watts]. With the 7-speed SSG dual-clutch transmission, the 12C Spider can sprint from 0 to 100 km/hour in us 3.1 seconds with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres and accelerate to top speed of 329 km/hour[i.e. 204.43 miles/hour]. The 12C spider has a combined(city+highway) fuel efficiency of 9.09 km/liter and have CO2 emission of 279 grams/kilometer.
The new 12C Spider too is a 2 seater Sports Car with a mid-engine and rear drive. Its body and structure are made specially to make it more lighter, stronger with torsional rigidity and to implement that in 12C spider, electrical RHT-hardtop is used with the carbon fiber MonoCell chassis which has unique property of more light by weight and more stiffer in strength, to make it 25% lighter than the aluminum chassis and strong enough to save you from an accident, same way like in a Formula 1 car. In addition to the safety feature, 12C Spider has provided with unique McLaren Airbrake, an ‘active’ rear wings to give extra stopping power and sharp corner stability.
Photo Gallery of New McLaren 12C Spider
Auto Press Release 2013
12C SPIDER TO MAKE AUSTRIAN PREMIERE AT THE VIENNA AUTO SHOW
Jan 9, 2013
- Austrian debut of the 12C Spider – new Spider version of highly acclaimed 12C
- Developed alongside 12C as a ‘pure McLaren’ – including revised 625PS 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine
- Carbon fibre MonoCell ensures class-leading rigidity, handling and safety
- Fully automatic two-piece Retractable Hard Top (RHT) can be raised or lowered in less than 17 seconds and on the move up to 30 km/h
- Official retail location represented by Denzel Sportscars at McLaren Vienna
The innovative new McLaren 12C Spider will make its Austrian and CEE countries debut at the 7th edition of the Vienna Auto Show, taking place from 9-13th January. More than 150,000 Austrian car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see, and discover more about the groundbreaking new 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 – 0-100 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 11.7 l/100km on the combined cycle and 279 g/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 329 km/h.
Carbon fibre MonoCell ideally suited for convertible use
As with the mechanically identical 12C, the 12C Spider is a mid-engine two-seat rear-drive high performance sports car. Unlike rivals, it uses a carbon fibre monocoque chassis, the MonoCell. This confers major advantages in weight, strength and torsional rigidity – all improving handling, ride comfort and performance.
The MonoCell is a unique one-piece moulded chassis that weighs just 75kgs. It is 25 per cent stiffer than an equivalent all-metal structure and 25 per cent lighter than a comparable aluminium chassis (the difference with a steel chassis is even greater). It is also stronger and safer in a crash, acting as a safety survival cell, as it does in a Formula 1 car.
Retractable Hard Top
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. It is controlled by a two-position switch on the centre panel within the cabin.
Unique Airbrake provides active aerodynamics
As with the 12C, the 12C Spider is fitted with the unique McLaren Airbrake – an ‘active’ rear wing that increases its angle to boost downforce and improve stopping power and stability through corners. The ‘active’ aerodynamics of the McLaren Airbrake is another Formula 1™-derived innovation – although now banned, as it conferred a substantial performance advantage.
McLaren Vienna, operated by Denzel Sportscars Vienna GmbH, is the sole McLaren retailer in Austria and other CEE-countries and was chosen for its outstanding customer service. Visitors to McLaren Vienna will have the opportunity to see the groundbreaking 12C and 12C Spider at the luxurious showroom, located at Denzel Sportscars Vienna, 3rddistrict.
Commenting on the Austrian debut of the 12C Spider, Mag. Gregor Strassl, Managing Director of McLaren Vienna explained: “We are delighted to introduce such a prestigious sports car as the 12C Spider to the Austrian and other CEE markets. 50 years experience in motorsport is a real achievement, and it is exciting to see the McLaren range growing year after year. We are confident that the introduction of new exciting models of McLaren can reply to the needs of the sports car fans in this exclusive sector.”
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McLaren Vienna Managing Director: Gregor Strassl
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