McLaren release details on new 50th Anniversary MP4-12C models

McLaren is set to mark its 50th anniversary by releasing special editions of both the coupe and Spider versions of the MP4-12C.

The British car manufacturer will create just 100 examples of the ‘50’ editions and will be offered worldwide, with a 50/50 split of coupe and Spider models.

Both technical and cosmetic additions will be made on the limited run of models, although power output will remain unchanged. The add-ons will be made by McLaren’s Special Operations division.

A remodelled front bumper is one such addition and is one that will increase downforce, whilst more carbonfibre components and a front floor constructed by motorsport-bred carbon Kevlar will ensure weight is brought down and the car is more rigid.

Carbon ceramic brakes will come as standard on both 50 edition 12C models, and bespoke ‘Ultra Lightweight’ wheels save 2kg off of the optional ‘Super Lightweight’ wheels that are optional on the standard 12C models.

On the inside, changes include leather upholstery, 50-edition badging and an anniversary plate on the driver’s door. Customers can choose from a choice of three exterior colour options that include carbon black, supernova silver or heritage McLaren orange.

Other perks to purchasing a 50-edition 12C will include a tailored black and silver car cover, a limited-edition key, a carbonfibre key presentation box and a specially commissioned print signed by McLaren’s Automotive Design Director Frank Stephenson.

As expected, the special editions will cost a marginal premium, with the coupe starting at £196,000 and the Spider from £215,000 – £20,000 more than the standard models.