The official McLaren MP4-12C Spider launch video has been released showing the car, in both roof up and roof down form, letting loose at the track and through the mountains in Southern Spain.
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The film shows the Volcano Red 12C's retractable hardtop in action, going from solid roof to open-air in 17 seconds while on the move - the McLaren's roof can be opened or closed at speeds up to 30km/h.

The convertible McLaren delivers a 0-100km/h time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 329km/h thanks to its 460kW/600Nm 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 powerplant.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrPpxwYcFMM

The $543,900 Spider will come at a $50,000 premium over the McLaren MP4-12C hardtop when it lands in Australia early next year.

Orders for the Spider can be made now through McLaren's Australian distributor Trivett.

Read CarAdvice's McLaren MP4-12C Review.