2014 McLAREN MP4-12C SPIDER: On special appearance in the Comcast Business Garage at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, is the exotic McLaren MP4-12C Spider. The mid-engine, two passenger sports car creates 616 horsepower from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. All that power is directed to the 20-inch rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Weight-saving is an obsession at McLaren, starting with the compact downsized engine, which is combined with the new one-piece MonoCell cabon fiber composite chassis. The close position of the driver and passenger allows for a narrower, lighter body while giving improved visibility with a clearer perception of the car’s extremities. Inside the cockpit, the airbags, steering column and a significant number of interior components all mount to a single one-piece pressure die cast magnesium beam that is 75 percent lighter than steel. With its low rate of weight to high horsepower/torque, the McLaren MP4-12C is capable of 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, and can reach 204 mph top speed, all for an MSRP of $265,750.
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