McLaren Automotive have released the first images and details of the new McLaren 600LT Spider, the fifth car to carry the Longtail name.
The new convertible continues to embody the McLaren Longtail philosophy of increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, track-focused dynamics and limited availability. The 600LT Spider brings a new dimension of excitement over the 600LT Coupé, without compromise to the dynamic purity of the most performance-focused car in the Sports Series line-up.
Mike Flewitt, CEO of Mclaren Automotive claims; “The McLaren 600LT Spider adds a new dimension of excitement to the most extreme model in the Sports Series family, while losing none of the Longtail focus. Taking full advantage of the strength of the carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis has ensured that the new Spider has dynamic abilities and performance on par with the 600LT Coupé, for a weight premium of just 50kg and with no additional structural strengthening required”.
The uprated powertrain enables the driver to exploit the 600LT Spider’s carbon fibre monocoque chassis to the full, aided by a dual-clutch, Seamless Shift seven-speed Gearbox that features Ignition Cut in Sport mode to facilitate faster changes whilst delivering a dramatic aural crack from the top-exit exhausts, plus Inertia Push in Track mode to optimise acceleration. The 600LT Spider will reach 62mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds, with 124mph achieved in just 8.4 seconds. The maximum speed clocks in at 201mph with the roof raised, or 196mph with it lowered.
Like the Coupé, availability of the 600LT Spider will be limited, with build slots scheduled around other Sports and Super Series models. Available to order now from McLaren retailers, each car will be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England.
We at Private Motor Club have had a play around on the McLaren configurator, here is a specification we put together of the “Private Motor Club edition”, we opted for the MSO Defined Amethyst black paint from the infamous Mclaren P1 with the new 5 spoke ultra- lightweight forged wheels in a deep gloss black finish, the full MSO Clubsport pack and a smothering of carbon fibre.