McLaren marks 50th anniversary with McLaren 50 12C Limited Edition

McLaren has announced it will produce an anniversary edition of the McLaren MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spider, with a limited run of 50 units for each model globally.

Christened the McLaren 50 12C and McLaren 50 12C Spider, the commemorative editions are produced to mark 50 years of McLaren and features a number of bespoke styling and specification enhancements to mark the milestone, which will be celebrated on 2 September.

Produced by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the 50th anniversary models feature a remodelled, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)-optimised front bumper, inspired by the limited-run HS Edition, which provides increased levels of front downforce. The lower section of the bumper that frames the air intakes is constructed from carbon fibre, while the front floor is made from race-derived carbon Kevlar. Carbon fibre turning vanes featuring the McLaren 50 logo offers further visual appeal.

A black McLaren F1-inspired heritage badge is fitted on the bonnet, a feature previously only available to MSO customers. Both McLaren 50 12C and 12C Spider models are fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, with 394x36mm discs up front, and 380x34mm at the rear. These sit behind bespoke McLaren 50 Ultra Lightweight wheels finished in Satin Black. Measuring 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear, they are 2kg lighter than the optional Super Lightweight wheels.

Inside, the McLaren 50 12C models are covered in full leather upholstery, while subtle branding to the carbon fibre sill panel and floor mats is complemented by an anniversary dedication plate on the driver’s door highlighting the limited run.

The anniversary 12Cs are available in three colours – Carbon Black, Supernova Silver or heritage McLaren Orange.

Each of the McLaren 50 models will be delivered 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 McLaren 50 12C retails for £196,000 in its UK home market, and £215,500 for the McLaren 50 12C Spider. 


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