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McLaren 50: Ton-up for 12Cs

2013-05-24 13:19

LONDON, England - McLaren is to produce a commemorative model celebrating five decades of race-winning technology - but only 100.

Production of the McLaren 50 12C will be strictly limited to that number, 50 12C units and 50 12C Spiders. You’ll have to drop a few names...

The 50 12C and 50 12C Spider will have a number of styling and specification enhancements to mark September 2 2013 event and will be assembled by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) in conjunction with the McLaren design team led by design director Frank Stephenson.

STYLE UPGRADE

Revisions include a HS Edition-inspire bumper which provides increased levels of front downforce. The lower section of the bumper is carbon-fibred, while the front floor is made from race-derived carbon Kevlar.

Above the bumper you can spot a black McLaren F1-inspired heritage badge, previously only available to MSO clients.

The models are  fitted with upgraded carbon ceramic brakes, with 394x36mm discs at the front and 380x34mm at the rear. The models have new 19” rims at the front and 20” at the rear.

The interior has a McLaren anniversary dedication plate on the driver’s door.

Each of the McLaren 50 models will be presented with a monogrammed black and silver car cover, limited edition key, carbon-fibred presentation key box and a specially commissioned print signed by Stephenson.

The McLaren 50 retails for the rand equivalent of R2.8-million, and R3.1-million for the Spider.