McLaren is rolling out special editions of the company's MP4-12C Coupe and Spyder supercars to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Produced by McLaren Special Operations, the cars will feature a new front fascia with additional downforce as well as carbon-fiber trimmed air inlets. Engineers also shed a few pounds from the machine by crafting the floorboard in carbon Kevlar. Each anniversary edition comes with carbon ceramic brakes as standard equipment as well as a set of bespoke, ultralight 19-inch wheels painted Satin Black. McLaren says the rollers are a full 4.4 pounds lighter than the stock wheels, combined.

Inside, buyers will find a full leather interior, and the anniversary editions will only be available in one of three colors. Those with the cash can choose between Carbon Black, Supernova Silver or McLaren Orange. We'll have ours in the latter, please. McLaren will kindly ask for $295,254 for the coupe and $325,836 for the Spyder at current conversion rates. Take a look at the press release below for more information.
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LIMITED-RUN McLAREN 50 12C AND 12C SPIDER ANNOUNCED TO MARK LANDMARK ANNIVERSARY

Anniversary edition of the groundbreaking 12C and 12C Spider to mark 50 years of McLaren

A maximum of 50 examples of each of the 12C and 12C Spider are to be built featuring unique styling and specification enhancements


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.

The recommended retail price in the UK for the McLaren 50 12C is £196,000, and £215,500 for the McLaren 50 12C Spider.


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      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      They fixed my only small complaint about the car. That front does this car justice.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Bobby_Sards
        • 1 Year Ago
        (Tim Allen noise) *ayyyyyyyuuuuuurrrggghhhhhhhhh!???*
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        I have seen several coupes in person, and now one spider at a car show and one on the road and the car is striking in person, and I say this as someone who thinks the 458 Italia is the most beautiful production supercar today. The MP4 spider driving buy even sounded good.
        • 1 Year Ago
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        Jon Thursday
        • 1 Year Ago
        Seems like you're weighing the cost against the wrong reasons - the looks. People who buy McLaren's aren't looking for the 'valet credibility'/peer approval that you cite by virtue of talking about the looks of an R8. The McLaren is the driver's car, purchased because it's simply the best performing sports car in the segment. It accelerates faster, brakes better, and pulls more g's than the 458, Lambo, R8, or anything else $300k and under (go check for yourself). You should look into an AMG SL63 or a yellow ZR1 so everyone can see your automotive plumage.
        OptimusPrimeRib
        • 1 Year Ago
        You're probably too broke to anyways.
      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great looking car. I love the McLaren Orange... I just don't know if I would take this over the 458. I wish I was in such a predicament, but the 458 just seems to have more passion and just as much pace as the McLaren.
      Clipper44
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car is apparently a dream to drive. Having said that, it's probably the most generic looking super-car that's ever been designed.
      Alex Butti
      • 1 Year Ago
      I will take a McLaren Orange coupe, thank you.