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

connoisseur August 11, 2013 0
Anniversary edition of the groundbreaking 12C and 12C Spider to mark 50 years of McLaren

A commemorative model of McLaren is to be produced as part of the continued celebrations for the 50th anniversary of McLaren  to commemorate five decades of race-winning technology and expertise of the British brand, which has its Middle East home located in Bahrain. Production of the McLaren 50 12C will be limited globally to a maximum of 100, and it will be split between 50 examples of the 12C and 50 of the 12C Spider.

The celebration are set to take place on September 2, 2013 and the McLaren 50 12C and McLaren 50 12C Spider will undergo a number of bespoke styling and specification enhancements to mark the milestone event. These have been produced by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) in conjunction with the McLaren Automotive design team led by Design Director, Frank Stephenson.

McLaren Automotive’s Regional Director for Middle East and Africa, Mark Harrison says “Exclusivity and race winning heritage are key reasons why McLaren has quickly gained a loyal base of customers in the region. The McLaren 50 12C’s will offer a unique combination of both to these examples of the McLaren 12C and 12C Spider. Many options featured are normally only reserved for customers of our bespoke business, McLaren Special Operations. The McLaren 50 12C’s are both great value with the options costing significantly less than if purchased individually, and will be ultra-rare on the streets of the Middle East.”

The McLaren 50 12C is 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 offers a combined 2kg saving over the optional Super Lightweight wheels. Inside the cabin, the McLaren 50 12C is 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.

McLaren 50 12C is available in three colours- Carbon Black, Supernova Silver or heritage McLaren Orange. 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.