McLaren 600LT Spider: Legendary Track Car Gets A Convertible Makeover
I’ve had the good fortune to get behind the wheel of some of the world’s best super cars, but there are few which left me with the long-lasting impression that I got from driving a McLaren. There’s something about those British engineers - call it attention to detail - but as a driver’s experience, it was second to none. Yes, I’d found my brand. No, I couldn’t afford it.
This month, those geniuses at McLaren released the fifth car in their Long Tail series; remodeling the dynamite 600LT. I salivated like one of Pavlov’s dogs in anticipation (metaphorically). The McLaren 600LT has a well-earned reputation as one of the best performing road-legal cars in production. With the added push-button convertible drop top, these guys just made her sparkle with Monaco glamour.
The McLaren 600LT Spider maintains the lightweight, track-ready, street-legal approach with has remained the primary ethos behind the Long Tail brand. The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces a monstrous 592 hp.
The 600LT Spider is just under 50 kgs heavier than the coupe version, with no sacrifice to the car’s handling capability and trademark driving feel (so say McLaren). The fancy roof barely affects the car’s performance, with tests clocking 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, 0-124 mph in 8.4 seconds, and a hair-raising maximum speed of 201 mph.
The hydraulic retractable roof neatly tucks behind the passenger seats at the push of a button. The sleek operation reveals two rollover bars and a small rear windscreen.
You can see the roof drop and some guy throw it around an aircraft hanger in this promo video:
The 600LT Spider isn’t just a poser’s car for cruising around in the sunshine. McLaren maintained their track-focused dynamics for a true driver’s experience. Without the roof, the engineers at McLaren re-imagined the structural rigidity of the ultra-lightweight carbon fiber chassis. The focus was always kept simple: increased power, reduced weight, further optimized aerodynamics.
The McLaren 600LT Spider features vertical, top-exit exhausts which create a different sonic experience compared to other supercars. With the roof down, you can really hear that engine roar, adding another dimension to your driving experience.
The McLaren 600LT Spider has a fixed rear wing and carbon fiber bodywork.
The carbon fiber bodywork increases the aerodynamics while balancing the soft, stylish lines with a little hardcore aggression.
The simple cockpit is designed purely for performance, with carbon fiber racing seats and lightweight Alcantara leather.
For extra zing, buyers can ditch the audio and climate systems to further reduce weight.
The legendary British supercar manufacturer is offering the 600LT Spider with limited availability. The sticker price is in the region of £200,000 ($260,000).
Serious buyers are invited to inquire for further details with our trusted partners at EliteLYFE.
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