The McLaren MP4-12C Spider is set for its European debut, this weekend at the Windsor Concours of Elegance. The second model in the 12C family will form part of a four car McLaren display in the grounds of Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.
Following the recent unveiling at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 12C Spider finished in Volcano Yellow, will be displayed as part of a line-up representing McLaren Automotive, McLaren GT and McLaren Racing.
Adding to the event will be a second example of the McLaren MP4-12C Spyder which will make its dynamic debut on Sunday, 9 September. The convertible sports car will travel from Kensington Palace in central London out to Windsor Castle as part of the Octane Jubilee Tour of Elegance. The rolling showcase is a celebration of each of The Queen’s 60 years as monarch, and will feature an automotive icon from each year.
McLaren GT will also be present on the lawns of the royal residence with the McLaren 12C GT3 race car adorned with the Union Jack livery, which premiered at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Joining the display will be a 12C featuring a front bumper with revised styling from McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The lower section of the colour-coded bumper, framing the air intakes, is constructed from carbon fiber, while the front floor is made from race-derived carbon Kevlar. This new floor section incorporates additional diffusers, which delete the tyre spoilers fitted to the standard 12C models.
Completing the McLaren line-up will be the pioneering MP4-1 Formula 1 car, which was the first racing car to use carbon fiber in the production of the chassis.