McLaren has dropped the top of its 600LT supercar and created the McLaren 600LT Spider. The newcomer is the 3rd new model in McLaren's £1.2bn Track25 business strategy and the 5th car to carry the Longtail name
McLaren Automotive has announced the arrival of the 600LT Spider and it's the 5th car to carry the Longtail name. The McLaren Longtail program focuses on increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, track-focused dynamics and limited availability. Speaking of availability, McLaren says build slots scheduled around other Sports and Super Series models will be available and the car will be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England.
The 600LT has been on a strict diet and the McLaren engineers managed to shave 100 kg off in comparison to the 570S Spider. Thanks to its strong carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis, the Spider has the same rigidity as its coupe sibling and is just 50 kg heavier. The roof setup is a 3-piece powered retractable hardtop and can be lowered or raised at speeds of up to 40 kph.
The McLaren 600LT Spider is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, producing 441 kW and 620 Nm, giving it enough shove to reach 100 kph in a claimed 2.9 seconds. 0-200 kph is dispatched in 8.4 seconds, making this one really quick convertible. Maximum speed comes in at 324 kph. Customers will be able to customise their 600 LT Spiders with a ton of options, including further weight-saving tricks like removing the audio and climate control systems. Seats from the McLaren Senna are also available.
A McLaren dealer in Cape Town estimated that the first 600LT Spiders will be arriving in July 2019.
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