2013 McLaren 50 MP4-12C

As part of the continued celebrations for the 50th anniversary of McLaren, a commemorative model is to be produced, celebrating five decades of race-winning technology and expertise of the British brand. Production of the McLaren 50 12C will be strictly limited to a maximum of 100 globally, split between just 50 examples of the 12C and 50 of the 12C Spider.

The McLaren 50 12C and McLaren 50 12C Spider feature a number of bespoke styling and specification enhancements to mark the milestone event, which will be celebrated on 2 September. These have been produced by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for the delivery of bespoke projects, in conjunction with the McLaren Automotive design team led by Design Director, Frank Stephenson.

Revisions include a remodelled, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)-optimised front bumper from MSO, which provides increased levels of front downforce, and is inspired by the limited-run HS Edition models, to create a more dynamic visual impact. The lower section of the colour-coded bumper, framing the air intakes, is constructed from carbon fibre, while the front floor is made from race-derived carbon Kevlar. Above the bumper, a black McLaren F1-inspired heritage badge, previously only available to MSO clients, is also fitted on the bonnet.

As standard, the McLaren 50 12C and 12C Spider models are fitted with the carbon ceramic brake upgrade, with 394x36mm discs at the front, and 380x34mm at the rear. Offering enhanced stopping power, these sit behind bespoke McLaren 50 Ultra Lightweight wheels finished in Satin Black. This unique design, 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear, offers a combined 2kg saving over the optional Super Lightweight wheels.

Inside the cabin, the McLaren 50 12C models are upholstered with a full leather upgrade, while subtle branding to the carbon fibre sill panel and floor mats is complimented by an anniversary dedication plate on the driver’s door which highlights the limited run.

Available in one of three striking colour finishes – Carbon Black, Supernova Silver or heritage McLaren Orange – exterior aesthetic enhancements for the McLaren 50 12C continue with carbon fibre turning vanes offering further visual appeal, and featuring the McLaren 50 logo.

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

Story by McLaren Automotive

In Detail

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type Limited Production Car
built at Woking, England
production 50
price £/td> £196,000
engine 90º M838T V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbo
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/dual VVT
displacement 3799 cc / 231.83 in³
bore 93 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 69.9 mm / 2.8 in
compression 8.7:1
power 447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 157.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 418.41 bhp per tonne
torque 600 nm / 442.5 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
redline 8500
body / frame Carbon Fiber Monocoque ‘MonoCell’ w/Aluminum Front & Rear Subframes
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Forged Aluminum
front tires 235/35 R19 Pirelli PZero
rear tires 305/30 R20 Pirelli PZero
front brakes Cast Iron Discs
rear brakes Cast Iron Discs
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Hydraulic Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Hydraulic Dampers
curb weight 1434 kg / 3162 lbs
weight distro 42.5 % / 57.5 %
wheelbase 2670 mm / 105.1 in
front track 1656 mm / 65.2 in
rear track 1583 mm / 62.3 in
length 4507 mm / 177.4 in
width 1909 mm / 75.2 in
height 1199 mm / 47.2 in
transmission 7-Speed Seamless Shift
tran clutch Dual-Clutch
top speed ~330 kph / 204.93 mph
0 – 1/4 mile ~10.9 seconds
0 – 100 kph ~3.3 seconds
0 – 200 kph ~9.1 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 11.7 L/100 km or 20.10 mpg-us
emission 279 g/km