McLaren 600LT Spider
Surprise surprise, McLaren has launched another model as a part of its Track25 plan which promises 18 new cars to be launched by 2025. That’s no mean feat, so it comes as no surprise that the fifth McLaren to carry the LT name is one that we’ve already seen, but without a roof. Meet the McLaren 600LT Spider.
Don’t be surprised if they launch a 600SW (stationwagon) and 600SR (school run) to make up production numbers before 2025. Do be surprised though, if the 600LT spider is vastly different to the 600LT Coupe. One thing that McLaren is very good at is manufacturing Spiders that are no-less engaging or dynamic than their roofed counterparts.
Headline numbers for the McLaren 600LT Spider are 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds (identical to the Coupe) and 0-200 km/h in 8.4 seconds, just 0.2 seconds slower than the coupe. Top speed is 324 km/h and these astonishing numbers are all courtesy of McLaren’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 with outputs of 442 kW and 620 N.m and a weight penalty of only 50 kg over the 600LT Coupe and 100 kg less than the McLaren 570S Spider upon which its based with the optional MSO Clubsport pack fitted. This features Super lightweight carbon fibre racing seats from the P1 (as standard) or the Senna (optional), Carbon Fibre Interior Upgrade; MSO Defined Gloss Visual Carbon Fibre front fender louvres and Titanium wheel bolts. South African pricing hasn’t been confirmed yet, but you can expect the MSO Clubsport pack to add around another R500 000 to the price of your 600LT Spider.
McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt, said; “In addition to our weight advantage over competitors, we have also retained the top-exit exhausts that debuted on the coupé – and I’m pleased to report that they sound and look even better with the roof or rear window of the Spider lowered.”
The 600LT Spider will be a limited run vehicle with build slots scheduled around other Sports and Super Series models.
Available to order from McLaren South Africa, we can expect to see the first units on local shores within the coming months.