2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider Review
Drive - A quick blast around the Ascari Race Resort in the new drop-top McLaren. Carbon tub should mean it loses very little over the Coupe. Latest engine spec gives 625hp!
Motor Trend - From idyllic seaside oyster bars to hidden tank museums and spectacular twisting roads, California's Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, offers a feast of dazzling sights and world-class driving. With help from our friends at the California Highway Patrol, who temporarily shut down some of Marin's choicest two-lane roads, host Arthur St. Antoine guns the thrilling, Formula 1-inspired McLaren 12C Spider at full throttle-soaking up the scenery, the sunshine, and secret gems you won't want to miss.
Auto Car - The 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo McLaren MP4-12C has been criticised for a shortage of emotion. So can the 616bhp MP4-12C Spider - which retains the same torsional rigidity as the coupe and gains only 40kg in weight - rectify that? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.
Car & driver - Contributing Editor Basem Wasef gets behind the wheel of the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider to see how it compares to its hardtop counterpart on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Abroad.