See the birth of the McLaren 675LT Spider – the first of its kind and the second wearing the 675LT badge. This car and its coupe sibling open a new chapter in the history of the iconic ‘Longtail' name. The sad news is that it will be strictly limited to only 500 examples worldwide. Just like its coupe, the spider is too focused on reduced weight, better aerodynamics, increased power and track-focused dynamics.

Typical for the 675LT family is that they are driven by the revised 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 powertrain. Therefore the power output and torque for the spider variant are the same, namely 675PS (496 kW) delivered at 7,100rpm and 700Nm (516lb-ft) available between 5,000-6,500rpm. Acceleration from 0 to100kmh (0-62mph) happens in only 2.9 seconds, and the sprint to 200kmh (124mph) is rated at 8.1 seconds. The top speed is 326km/h (203mph).

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If you wonder about how big the fuel consumption is, then I will have to disappoint you because this McLaren returns 24.2mpg on the EU combined cycle and emits only 275g/km of CO2.

Exterior Full of Carbon

McLaren 675LT Spider and Coupe

At the core of the building of the 675LT Spider is the focus of on the lightweight technologies and materials as well as on the aerodynamic performance. This of course means nothing else but an extensive use of carbon fibre for the bodywork, including the front bumper with larger splitter and end plates, front under body, side skirts, side intakes, lower side intakes, rear bodyside lower, rear fenders, rear deck, rear bumper, diffuser and ‘Longtail' Airbrake.

As a result the dry weight of the car measures just 1,270kg, which is 100kg lighter than the 650S Spider. Another effect is the power-to-weight figure of 532PS per tonne.

Unlike the coupe, the Spider sits on new lightweight springs and a wider track, which has been increased by 20mm. In addition, the supersports car runs on 10-spoke Ultra-Lightweight forged alloys that are sized 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear. They have been fitted with P Zero™ Trofeo R tyres.

Furthermore, the exterior paint palette includes Silica White, Delta Red, Napier Green and Chicane Grey paint finishes. There is a new deep golden color, called Solis, which is the bespoke color available exclusively for the open-top 675LT Spider.

Interior Filled with Lightweight Components

The cabin is adorned by Alcantara and bare carbon fibre. For instance, the lightweight material has been used for the racing seats, which offers the best lumbar support and visual charm. Unlike the coupe, there is an addition of exclusive Xenon Yellow contrast stitching.

Club Sport Professional Pack

McLaren 675LT Spider Rear View

This package will give any customer the chance to enhance its McLaren 675LT Spider with more carbon and stealth detailing. It is offered in Titanium Silver, Storm Grey, Onyx Black and Chicane Grey, while the Ultra-Lightweight wheels are stealth finished. There is also a satin carbon fibre finish applied to the front wing end plates, lower side air intake and the centre of the rear bumper, along with the side intakes, wheel arches, wing mirrors and ‘Longtail' Airbrake.

Detailing of McLaren Orange has been added to the brake callipers, embossed leather and stitching. They come in the heritage color made famous by the Formula 1™ and Can-Am racers of Bruce McLaren.

Following the example of the coupe, the production of the 675LT Spider will be strictly limited to only 500 units. The starting price begins at £285,450 with first deliveries next summer. Don't forget to watch and hear the roar of this unique vehicle in the video below.

McLaren 675LT Spider Technical Details:

PERFORMANCE
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
2.9 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph)
8.1 seconds
  • Top speed
326 km/h (203 mph)
  • Power-to-weight
532PS per tonne
ENGINE & POWERTRAIN
  • Engine Configuration
V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc
  • Power
675PS (666 bhp) @ 7,100 rpm
  • Torque
700Nm (516 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm
  • Transmission
7 Speed SSG
  • CO2
275g/km
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
  • Dry weight
1,270kg
  • Weight distribution
42 / 58
  • Length
4,546 mm
  • Width
2,095 mm
  • Height
1,192 mm

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Video Source: YouTube

Source: McLaren