7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission allows the car to run 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds.

The sports car tops out at 204 mph.

Paint finishes include Volcano Red and an optional Volcano Yellow.

Buyers can an expect a delivery date in December or early January.

The Retractable Hard Top (RHT) roof folds and stows itself.

The MP4-12C Spider is the second model in the MP4-12C lineup.

Showgoers can get an early viewing of the vehicle on the Concept Car Lawn during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend.

Orders can be placed for the $265,750 Spider from McLaren retailers across the globe.

Power emanates from a commissioned 616 horsepower 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine.

2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider

—KIMANTI D. RAWLINS, automotiverhythms.com | July 10, 2012 | Homepage Latest The Latest

They say things only get better with time, and McLaren proves the adage true with the announcement of a second all-new model to its line-up: the MP4-12C Spider, a convertible manipulation of the 12C. The lightweight Spider features a distinctive Retractable Hard Top (RHT) roof that folds and stows itself—theoretically making this vehicle a luxury coupe and performance convertible all in one.

Power emanates from a commissioned 616 horsepower 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine and is paired to a 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission, which allows the British sports car to run 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and top out at 204 mph. Currently, orders can be placed for the $268,250 Spider from McLaren retailers across the globe with an expected delivery date in December or early January. During the Concept Car Lawn during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend, show-goers will be treated to an early viewing.

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