Video: Rhys Millen in a McLaren Automotive 12C Spider vs Snowboarder

April 2nd, 2013 by Road Test TV

Rhys Millen in a McLaren Automotive 12C Spider vs Snowboarder

To celebrate the deliveries of the McLaren MP4-12C Spider in North America, McLaren Automotive has released a short film featuring the drop-top super car, Rhys Millen and professional snowboarder Chanelle Sladics.

What’s the plot? Millen basically drives the MP4-12C Spider down a snowy mountain as Sladics flies down on her snowboard – the first to reach the bottom wins.

Filed in Loveland Pass, Colorado, the video definitely shows some nice capabilities of the MP4-12C Spider.

Here’s a summary of the plot:

The 12C Spider is being driven in the video by Rhys Millen. The Native New Zealander is the current overall record holder for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, 2005 Formula Drift champion and 2008 Drifting World Champion. Rhys has appeared in over 500 commercials spanning 20 years and films including several appearances within the Fast and the Furious franchise, Indiana Jones and is currently working on a new film project soon to be released. “With a familiar back ground in Hill Climb competitions and a native New Zealander myself, on the eve of this 50 year celebration for McLaren it was an honour to have driven the 12C Spider up the twisty snowy mountain roads.”

Professional snowboarder Chanelle Sladics co-stars in the video, taking the 12C Spider to task as she takes the most direct route across the snow covered landscape. Sladics is an 8 time competitor at the winter X-Games and has hosted snowboarding competitions on ESPN.

At 11,990 feet (3,655 m) above sea level, Loveland is the highest mountain pass in the world that stays open during the winter months.

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