Teased earlier this year, McLaren has officially unveiled its latest ride, the 600LT Spider convertible. The fifth Longtail model from McLaren is said to combine the track performance of the 600LT Coupé with added exhilaration of open-air driving.
The 600LT Spider features a revised twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V8 engine, an uprated cooling system and the shorter exhausts tuned to deliver more power. The engine produces the same 592bhp and 620Nm as the Coupé. McLaren’s engineers also shaved off weight by introducing the strong carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis. The result is a convertible 100kg lighter than the 570S Spider.
Aided by a dual-clutch, Seamless Shift seven-speed Gearbox, the 600LT Spider will reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill in 2.9 seconds, with 200km/h (124mph) achieved in just 8.4 seconds. That’s only 0.2 seconds slower than the Coupé. Max speed is 324km/h (201mph) with the roof raised, or 315km/h (196mph) with it lowered.
The precise track-focused handling is supported by a forged aluminium double-wishbone suspension system with recalibrated dampers, firmer engine mounts and a lightweight braking system. 600LT Spider is fitted with bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P- Zero Trofeo R tyres and the driving experience is further enhanced with quicker steering and sharpened responses from the throttle and brake pedals.
Inside, lightweight Alcantara trim and Carbon Fibre Racing Seats from the McLaren P1 are included as standard. Further weight-saving options include completely removing the audio and climate control systems.
Like the Coupé, availability of the 600LT Spider will be limited, with build slots scheduled around other Sports and Super Series models. The 600LT is available to order now from McLaren retailers, with each vehicle to be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England.