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McLaren MP4-12C / 12C Spider Convertible (2011-2014)

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Product Overview

McLaren MP4-12C Spider is a mid-size convertible sports car in production from 2011 to 2014. It was powered by a bi-turbocharged V8 engine that displaced 3.8 liters paired to a 7-speed DCT that sends power to the rear wheels. The vehicle was renamed 12C Spider in 2012.
A hardtop convertible, the MP4-12C Spider is a more fun-filled variant of the the MP4-12C while being only marginally heavier. It is the first convertible that bears the McLaren badge and is a superb option for those who like the performance and styling that the marque offers while enjoying open-top cruising.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Hardtop convertible
  • Good handling characteristics
  • Glorious 8500rpm redline
  • Great suspension setup
Cons
  • Some awkward angles

What external reviewers found***

Ext 100% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb ride
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Gorgeous looks
Cons
  • Brake Steer isn’t for everyone
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Specifications

Capacity

Engine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
72.0 L / 19.0 gal
Passengers
2

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
235/35 R19, 305/30 R20
Turning Circle
12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mm / 4.7 in
Size | Height
1203 mm / 47.4 in
Size | Length
4509 mm / 177.5 in
Size | Width
1908 mm / 75.1 in | 2093 mm / 82.4 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1656.0 mm / 65.2 in
Track Width | Rear
1583.0 mm / 62.3 in
Weight
1474.0 kg / 3249.6 lbs
Wheel Size
8.5J x 19, 11J x 20
Wheelbase
2670 mm / 105.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.3 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.1 sec
Braking | 100 km/h - 0
30.7 m / 100.7 ft
Braking | 200 km/h - 0
123.5 m / 405.1 ft
CO2 Emission
279 g/km
Fuel Economy
11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
329.0 km/h / 204.4 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Mid-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Engine
M838T
Engine | Bore
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
8.7:1
Engine | Displacement
3.8 L / 231.8 cu-in / 3799.0 cc
Engine | Power
625.0 hp / 466.1 kW @ 7500 rpm
Engine | Redline
8500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
164.5 hp/L / 2.7 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
69.9 mm / 2.8 in
Engine | Torque
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 3000-7000 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic SSG

Production

Availability
2011 ~ 2014

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External Reviews

carmagazine[1]

Sentiment Score 100%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 now packs 616bhp instead of 592bhp. The weight penalty of the roof is just 40kg because no additional strengthening is needed thanks to the super-stiff carbon tub. With the suspension set to Track, there's zero roll, while the pop-up Airbrake stabilising effects can be clearly felt under braking.
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Pros
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Superb ride
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Brake Steer isn’t for everyone

User Reviews

References

1. ^ McLaren 12C Spider (2012) review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mclaren/mclaren-12c-spider-2012-review/. 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2022-05-20.

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