McLaren Automotive Automotive division presented the open version of the MP4-12C supercar, to get to the title prefix Spider. Receiving orders for the novelty has already started, and deliveries of the first machines to customers will begin in November 2012. McLaren MP4-12C Spider received a retractable roof, which retracts into a special compartment behind the rear seats. The entire procedure takes 17 seconds and can be performed in both directions on the fly at speeds up to 30 km/h. The folding mechanism added to the weight of 40 kg, compared with the compartment, so that Spider weighs 1474 kg. However, the assurance of the automaker, according to the car’s handling is not inferior to a machine with a hard top. The movement of the new McLaren MP4-12C Spider leads upgraded 3.8-liter V8 engine with twin-turbocharged, 625 hp which gives and 600 Nm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed transmission, providing acceleration from zero to a hundred in the same 3.1 seconds as the coupe. But in place of the acceleration to 200 km/h gives 0.2 sekudy new car with hard top – it takes 9.0 seconds from the spider. Maximum speed supercar reaches 329 km/h (with a raised roof) – 4 km/h lower than the coupe. On the UK market price McLaren MP4-12C Spider is £194,400 which is 20,000 pounds more expensive than the coupe, but £300 cheaper than its main competitor – the Italian supercar the Ferrari 458 Spider Italia.
by Cars NB