No one can challenge Jamaica’s Usain Bolt’s “fastest man in the world” title, but fastest convertible on the road? Meet the newest contender, the MP4-12C Spider Convertible, McLaren’s new retractable hard top sports car with a 616-horsepower, 3.8-liter V8 engine that sprints an impressive zero to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds. Its arrival brings the latest in vehicle dynamics technology, a clear challenge to the Ferrari 458 Spider already on the market. The 12C Spider (photos/video) delivers race car performance and handling on the track while still giving you the upmost comfort—which is a very good thing, since most of our maneuvers won’t be accompanied by a pit crew anytime soon.

The highly anticipated McLaren will have its first public outing in September at the Paris Motor Show with deliveries to the US planned for late December/early January. Prices in the States will start at $260,750 and are available for order now.

Below are three homes beckoning for the new 12C Spider to appear in their driveways:


11400 Sunshine Terrace
Studio City

This Studio City beauty can park 15 cars but everyone will be looking at yours. As you pull up, switch the retractable hardtop that automatically lowers, folds, and stows as you prepare for a sun-filled afternoon in your infinity pool.


1060 Woodland Drive
Beverly Hills

A contemporary style house so architecturally pleasing, you’ll want to bring your friends along for the ride. Point out that behind the driver and passenger seats sits a rear windscreen which may be lowered or raised to maximize the comfort of your backseat guests.


100 N Carolwood Drive
Holmby Hills

You’d be hard-pressed to find a finer place in Los Angeles to roll up in your 12C Spider than this elegant French Chateau estate that boasts 17,000+ square feet of living space. Along with Beverly Hills and Bel Air, Holmby Hills makes up the “Platinum Triangle”, home to the country’s most exclusive and wealthiest neighborhoods.