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 named the McLaren MP4-12C Spider, is the sixth original Class A car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1406
- MAX rank: 1543
- MAX+PRO rank: 1610
- Tuning Kit bonus: +33
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 204
- Upgrade rank percentages:
- Nitro Efficiency: 5/10/15
The 12C Spider's performance is well-balanced, 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 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.
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.
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 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.