Available to order now, the new 600LT Spider fully embodies the McLaren Longtail philosophy of increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, track-focused dynamics and limited availability. In addition, it brings a new dimension of excitement over the 600LT Coupé, without compromise to the dynamic purity of the most performance-focused car in the Sports Series line-up: a retractable hardtop to give the choice of open-air driving.
“In creating the 600LT Coupé we took a radical decision to incorporate the top-exit exhausts, but it was an even greater challenge to make these work with the added complication of a retractable hardtop designed to operate whilst the car is in motion. It was certainly worth the effort; not only have we retained the 600LT’s unique feature but we’ve also enhanced the visual and aural experience with the excitement and drama that only a spider can deliver.”
Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive
Lightweight one-touch roof mechanism with soft-close technology engineered to function with top-exit exhausts. The 600LT Spider’s folding hard top roof dramatically enhances the driving experience, yet gives very little away to the Coupé in terms of performance
“The McLaren 600LT Spider adds a new dimension of excitement to the most extreme model in the Sports Series family, while losing none of the Longtail focus. Taking full advantage of the strength of the carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis has ensured that the new Spider has dynamic abilities and performance on par with the 600LT Coupé, for a weight premium of just 50kg and with no additional structural strengthening required. In addition to our weight advantage over competitors, we have also retained the top-exit exhausts that debuted on the Coupé – and I’m pleased to report that they sound and look even better with the roof or rear window of the Spider lowered.”
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive