12C Spider - LIKE NO OTHER


Class leading retractable hard top

It takes just 17 seconds for the retractable hardtop roof to fold gracefully into the bodywork. It can also be operated at up to 30kph (19mph).

No roof no compromise

The 12C Spider comes to life with the roof down. The performance characteristics dont change, but the experience does. The open road, weather, wind and the thundering soundtrack of the McLaren V8. Nothing feels like it.

An Incredible Finish

Mixed by hand. Painted by hand. Finished to perfection. Our 3-stage, Formula 1 inspired paint technology ensures the colour, tint, lustre and finish of the 12C Spiders paintwork is flawless. It also keeps the paint weight to an absolute minimum.

Many of our Special and Elite paint finishes contain a higher level of metallic and pearlescent content. Using exclusive pigments and a greater holographic effect, these highly crafted finishes compliment the cars aero-led design by accentuating every line, curve and contour of the body.

Lighter. Stronger. Faster.

Reducing wheel weight is more effective than removing weight from any other part of the car, which is why we obsess over every detail of our wheels. Mass is stripped. Strength is increased. Performance is enhanced.

Pirelli_Logo.jpgOur specialist Pirelli tyres come with wheels in five and ten spoke designs, and in a range of stunning finishes including Diamond Cut and Stealth.

Illuminating Design

Our distinctive running lights use the latest LED technology to defuse light through three grills, echoing the McLaren speed mark.


The 12C Spider takes open-top driving to a new level. A pure McLaren, its innovative design and Formula 1 inspired technologies make it one of the most versatile and potent supercars on the road.

Hard Numbers

No roof. No compromises. That was the goal. When we developed the Retractable Hard Top (RHT), we set aggressive performance targets.  Numbers that, at the time, seemed unachievable.

Active Aerodynamics

It took hundreds of hours of advanced computational fluid dynamics, weeks of wind tunnel testing and an obsession with perfection to create the contours of the 12C Spider. Technically beautiful and performance focused, the 12C Spider is an aerodynamic work of art.


We pioneered the use of carbon fibre in Formula 1 and in production road cars. Our knowledge and experience of carbon fibre is unrivalled and our success with it is unmatched. For over 30 years, every car we have made has had carbon fibre at its core.

It took 4,000 hours to make each carbon fibre chassis on the McLaren F1. Twenty years of innovation later, it takes just 4 hours to produce the MonoCell at the heart of the 12C Spider.

  • Maximum Power 616 hpat 7500 rpm
  • Maximum Speed 204 mphover 329 km/h
  • 0-62 mph 3.2 sec0-100km/h
  • Maximum Torque 443 lbs/ftat 7500 rpm
  • Maximum Revs 7500 rpmV8
MAXIMUM SPEED 329kph (204mph)
0-100kph (62mph) 3.3s
0-200kph (124mph) 9.2s
0-60mph (97kph) 3.2s
0-100mph (161kph) 6.3s
0-400m ( mile) 11.0s @ 214kph (133mph)
0-1,000m 19.6s @ 271kph (168mph)
Type 90 V8
Technology Twin-turbo, dry sump
Valvetrain 32-valve, DOHC, VVT
Bore x stroke 93mm x 69.9mm
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Max rpm 8,500
Power     625PS (460kW) 616hp @ 7,500rpm
Torque 600Nm (443lb ft) @ 3,000-7,000rpm
Driver aids | ABS, traction control, ESC, launch control, brake steer
Wheels and Brakes
Wheel size (F/R) 8.5 x 19/11 x 20
Tyre type Pirelli P-Zero Corsa
Tyre size (F/R) 235/35 R19/305/30 R20
Brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs
200-0kph (124-0mph) 123.5m (405ft)
100-0kph (62-0mph) 30.7m (101ft)