McLaren has staged the world premiere of the 675 LT Spider limited edition set to go on sale next year. It’s basically an open-top version of the coupe and comes with just about the same aggressive body featuring a big front splitter, revised side skirts and a newly developed active Longtail airbrake 50% bigger compared to the one on other Super Series models. The vehicle has received a bespoke titanium dual exhaust setup and rides on unique 19-inch front & 20-inch rear forged alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero R tires. As for the retractable folding hardtop, it can be operated at speeds of up to 19 mph (30 km/h).
Motivation for the McLaren 675 LT Spider is provided by the familiar V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine that produces 675 PS (496 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. It’s 25 PS (18 kW) and 22 Nm (16 lb-ft) more than the 650S Spider thanks to the new turbochargers, updated cylinder heads and revised exhaust manifolds. The motor also benefits from new lightweight connecting rods, crankshaft and a high-flow fuel pump.
It needs just 2.9 seconds to cover the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and 8.1 seconds for the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) task before topping out at 203 mph (326 km/h).
Only 500 units will ever be made and McLaren says deliveries will begin in the summer of 2016 to those willing to pay at least the starting price of £285,450.