The spider variant of McLaren Automotive's 12C supercar, the McLaren 12C Spider, released in 2013, comes with a unique, RHT folding roof system operable while in motion and a carbon fiber "MonoCell" chassis originally featured in the 12C.
The McLaren 12C Spider, originally as named the McLaren MP4-12C Spider, is a low Class A car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1406
- This was changed to 1362 in the Fast Lane Update.
- MAX rank: 1543 (+137)
- This was changed to 1501 (+139) in the Fast Lane Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1610 (+67)
- This was changed to 1570 (+69) in the Fast Lane Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +33
- This was changed to +35 in the Fast Lane Update.
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 204
- This was changed to 208 in the Fast Lane Update
- Nitro Efficiency: 5/10/15
The 12C Spider's performance is well-balanced, improved over the Chevrolet Corvette C7, including superb acceleration, decent handling, great top speed, and good nitro efficiency. Overall, the 12C Spider is a mid-range car that is competitive on virtually any track, although the Pagani Zonda R is a further improvement.
Given its cheap buying and upgrade price and its decent stock performance, the McLaren 12C Spider is a good choice for class A starter car. It is useful for clearing class A career events, although in the case of McLaren-exclusive events, the McLaren 675LT is a better but much more expensive choice. Until the player can afford other better class A vehicles like the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, it is recommended for players to stick with the McLaren 12C Spider. However, in late March 2018, the aforementioned three cars are now purchasable only for .
Usually, the McLaren 12C Spider won't do well in Time-Limited Events unless the event's car selection has the 12C Spider appearing in the top 100 positions of the leaderboard. In terms of multiplayer, the car performs well, but should not be upgraded above 1586, lest the player runs the risk of encountering cars ranked above 1600.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades costs 720,000 while Pro Kits require 240,000, 10 of each Class A Part, 6 Early & Initial Techs each, 16 Mid-Techs and 16 Forced-Induction V8 engines.
The 12C was also part of the 21st Multiplayer Season, Spring Fling Season 2 as a Champion League reward. Players who already had the 12C would win 120,000 instead.
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