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 made its video game debut in Asphalt 8: Airborne on release date (August 22, 2013) and later appeared in Need for Speed: Rivals as a Racer vehicle.
The McLaren 12C Spider, originally named the McLaren MP4-12C Spider, is the sixth original Class A car and the only McLaren vehicle to not be added to the game, but instead be already part of the game since initial release.
A mid-range Class A car, the McLaren 12C Spider starts with 1406 rank points, maxes out at 1543 rank points, and becomes ranked at 1610 with Pro Kits. The car's rank is boosted by 33 rank points with a Tuning Kit. With this, the 12C Spider is the lowest-ranked McLaren vehicle in the game.
The McLaren 12C Spider's performance is well-balanced, vastly improved over the Chevrolet Corvette C7, including superb acceleration and launch, decent handling, great top speed, and most importantly, very efficient nitro rated at 5/10/15. Overall, the 12C Spider is a mid-range car that is competitive on virtually any track, although the Pagani Zonda R basically replaces this car.
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 run the risk of encountering cars ranked above 1600.
Since v1.3.0, the McLaren 12C Spider is priced at 90,000. Originally, the car was priced at 75,000, but was raised to 100,000 before finally being dropped to 90,000. The car costs 364,400 to max out.