McLaren today released details of two special edition McLaren 12C and 12C Spider models. The mark 50 years of McLaren with a number of unique styling and specification enhancements. 100 examples will mark five decades of race-winning technology and expertise from the British brand. That number will be split evenly between the 12C Spider and 12C Coupe models.
The upgrades are applied by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for the delivery of bespoke projects. Each car will get a remodelled, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) – optimised front bumper from MSO. It is designed to provide increased levels of front downforce, and is inspired by the limited-run HS Edition models. Each car will get McLaren F1 inspired badging, while the front floor is made from race-derived carbon Kevlar.
Carbon ceramic brakes come as standard on the 50th Anniversary Edition McLaren 12C and 12C Spider. A special set of McLaren 50 Ultra Lightweight wheels finished in Satin Black are supplied for each car. This unique design measures 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear, offering a combined 2kg saving over the optional Super Lightweight wheels.
Inside the cabin, the McLaren 50 12C models are upholstered with a full leather upgrade. Subtle branding is applied to the carbon fibre sill panel and floor mats. This is complimented by an anniversary dedication plate on the driver’s door which highlights the limited run. Onwers have three exterior paint options – Carbon Black, Supernova Silver or heritage McLaren Orange.
Each of the McLaren 50 models will be presented with a monogrammed black and silver car cover, limited edition key, carbon fibre presentation key box and a specially commissioned print signed by McLaren Automotive Design Director, Frank Stephenson. The recommended retail price in the UK for the McLaren 50 12C is £196,000, and £215,500 for the McLaren 50 12C Spider.