The new 12C Spider will be built on the same carbon 165 lbs “MonoCell” chassis as the coupe version. The McLaren MP4-12C Spyder features 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This exciting engine delivers 616 HP at 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 442 lbs-ft between 3000-7000 rpm and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission driving the rear-wheels. With the additional weight, it comes as no surprise that the MP4-12C Spider is marginally slower than the coupe from 0-60 mph, but in saying that, it still conquers the sprint in 3.1 seconds, just 0.1 second behind the coupe. This rapid acceleration continues all the way up to the car’s impressive top speed of 204 mph. On the British market price is £195,500, and on the US market, the MP4-12C Spyder will be priced at $268,250.

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via: mclaren automotive