This is the second street car makes on the platform McLaren MP4-12C has been a success in Europe. It has a retractable hardtop and electric motor and 3.8-liter biturbo of 625 horses. McLaren said it would launch in November, the convertible version of the MP4-12C, a sports car that will be called Spider, which will be very few changes but enough to make it compete with rivals like the Ferrari 458.
Among the changes that made the brand with this coupe is the change of roof, as the new MP4-12C Spider will feature a folding hard cover and will allow its two occupants ‘taste’ to the fore issues such as speed, the pure sound and feel of one of the supercars of the day. This additional element forced a redesign of the back, then had to modify two sculptural ‘tunnels’ that serve as roll-bar and allow a space of 52 liters more luggage storage time.
The only condition to enjoy the sunroof, which employs less than 17 seconds to open or close and should be run at a maximum speed of 30 kilometers per hour, is a slight increase in weight 40 kilos in total, which is reflected in a small change in performance.
Behind the chairs is a rear window that can be operated electronically. When wheel with the top down, this glass works as a baffle to minimize discomfort to the occupants, with the roof and put down the glass, you can hear the roar generated by its powerful V8 engine.
When compared with the previous model, the Spider reaches to make the same 3.1 seconds from 0 to 100 kph, but in a longer pulse, to 200 kph, the time goes on 2/10 to reach a top speed of 329 kph. The two forms have the same power as they share a centrally located engine 3.8-liter, eight-valve twin-turbo complete the 625 horsepower. This force is sent to the rear wheels by a dual clutch transmission SSG with seven speeds, powered by paddles located on the wheel of the vehicle.