It took less than two hours for all 12 McLaren MP4-12C Spiders
offered by retailer Neiman Marcus to sell out after sales of the limited edition model commenced on Wednesday.
The Neiman Marcus special was listed at $354,000, an $85k premium on the regular 12C Spider
, though buyers will be able to avoid the waiting list as McLaren hasn’t even started deliveries of the car yet.
That premium also gets you a trip to the UK where you’ll get to visit the McLaren Technology Center and enjoy a dinner with the supercar manufacturer’s chairman, Ron Dennis.
The Neiman Marcus version of the 12C Spider is finished in Volcano Red and comes with lightweight diamond-cut wheels with gloss black highlights. Inside, there’s more of the glossy black trim, along with contrasting red stitching on the leather surfaces, a numbered plaque and a custom luggage set.
Otherwise, it’s pretty much your run-of-the-mill 12C Spider, which like the 12C coupe, gets a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine rated at 616 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, and a dual-clutch transmission.
The vehicle weighs in at just 3,200 pounds with all fluids, and is able to accelerate from 0-60 in just 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 204 mph (196 mph with the top down). The roof system is a retractable hard top, which operates at speeds of up to 19 mph and takes just 17 seconds to move into place.
Note, while two hours for the Neiman Marcus McLaren may seem quick, it took just 50 minutes for the retailer’s 10 Ferrari FF supercars
to sell out last year and just 3 minutes--no, that’s not a typo--for 100 of its special Chevrolet Camaro Convertibles
to sell out in 2010.
To read up on some of the other Neiman Marcus autos launched over the years, hit this link