The resurrection of the LT nameplate from McLaren was something that brought with it great anticipation and pressure to live up to it’s badge, and when the 675LT came out less than a year ago, it certainly didn’t disappoint, with many going as far to say it is the best supercar ever made. The British manufacturer are to continue their relentless onslaught of the supercar world with their latest addition to their Super Series range, the McLaren 675LT Spider. Only 500 examples of the Spider will be made, all of which have already been claimed.
Under the skin you will still find the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine as found in the coupé and, like the coupé, it will still produce 666bhp and 516lb ft of torque. However, more than 50 percent of the components have been replaced in the powertrain including new, more efficient turbos. 0-62mph is dealt with in a measly 2.9 seconds and 124mph is over in 8.1 seconds, just 0.2 seconds behind the coupé due to it’s lesser aerodynamics and extra weight. The 675LT Spider will then max out at 203mph but despite this, the Spider will still return 24.2mpg. The folding hardtop can also be opened at speeds of up to 19mph.
Sticking close to the ‘Longtail’ ethos as first presented by the infamous McLaren F1, the 675LT Spider has been developed with it’s priorities being in lightweight, aerodynamic performance. Due to nearly all of the McLaren being made out of carbon fibre, including the MonoCell chassis, the Spider only weighs 1,270kg, 100kg less than the 650S Spider and only 40kg more than the 675LT Coupé, which is a result of the folding roof mechanism.
The McLaren 675LT Spider will cost £285,450, £26,000 more than the coupé version and is set to make it’s first public outing at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.