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To be faster. Lighter. Nimbler. To provide undiluted feedback and encourage you to push. To the edge and even further. The new McLaren 600LT Spider takes this formidable mix and intensifies it – heightening every sensation. Vivid. Raw. Visceral… Unforgettable.
At the press of a button, the ultra-light retractable hard top roof vanishes beneath its tonneau cover. And puts the driver even closer to the mind bending LT experience. At every compelling moment.
Just like every McLaren that has earned the LT name before, the 600LT Spider is aggressively aerodynamic and obsessively light. In fact, its unique carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis is so light and strong that no extra stiffening was needed to maintain the incredible levels of performance and agility.
From a family of rare, revered cars, here’s something rarer still. A Spider without compromise. That takes LT exhilaration and pushes it further. Welcome to the edge. Amplified.
All the focused, purposeful design cues are here. The aggressive fixed aerodynamic package. The elongated silhouette. The lowered stance and wider track. The ultra-lightweight alloy wheels – wrapped with bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P ZERO™ Trofeo R tyres. And the minimal Alcantara® trimmed interior. But the retractable hard top changes the game. Bends the rules.
This utterly focused hardcore McLaren adds a whole new dimension. At the touch of a button, the elements rush in and your senses are overwhelmed. And not only by sun and fresh air. Now you’re even closer to the heart of this extraordinary car: the 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged McLaren engine and its trademark top-exit exhaust system. It’s a noise that will stay with you. An experience that will never grow old.
The radical fixed aerodynamic package features a unique rear wing. The car is longer at both ends. And lower. The retractable hard top and tonneau storage area flow perfectly into the whole. The 600LT Spider does nothing by halves. And it shows. Among the muscular forms and sharp lines are elements that could only ever be McLaren.
The dramatic rear buttresses and dihedral doors. The signature daytime running lights in the shape of the famous speedmark – now darkened and featuring a bespoke 600LT design. Roof up or down, the 600LT Spider has a sense of perfect balance. Everything is there for a purpose. Upholding the LT name in open-air style.
Unique to the 600LT models, the top exit stainless steel exhaust system is pure drama. And yet also purely functional. Reducing weight and sharpening engine response, it also enhances powertrain cooling. And like so many elements on this extraordinary car, it delivers an aerodynamic advantage – leaving space free around the rear bumper and diffuser for more streamlined bodywork. Then there’s the noise. Venting straight up and out of the twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the system creates a breath-taking range of sounds. Felt as much as heard, this is the LT’s unique signature sound. And with the roof down and the glazed wind deflector lowered, it’s even more vivid and extreme. It will leave you short of breath. It will have you wanting more.
A McLaren only wears the ‘LT’ badge when it’s undergone a radical and uncompromising programme of change. It’s got a lot to live up to. Nothing escapes attention. That’s why the 600LT Spider is by far the lightest car in its class. And why it engages you so completely when you drive it. The target when creating the car was to save 90kg. The final result? 94.1kg. A figure that rises to 102.2kg with the optional Clubsport pack. Built around the immensely strong and light MonoCell II carbon fibre chassis and lightweight aluminium bodywork, the silhouette is 47mm longer. With good reason. This elongated tail generates an extra 100kg of downforce at 155mph (250kph).
For the 600LT Spider’s engine to deliver its sustained rush of power, it needs cool air. Lots of it. There’s a host of ingenious extra cooling solutions… from nose to tail. Even the front splitter has twin end plates that guide air into low temperature radiators mounted beneath each darkened headlight unit. And the trademark Dihedral doors channel air into unique enlarged side air intakes. The tonneau cover, that so intelligently stows the lowered roof, also guides cool clean air over the engine bay. Look at the carbon fibre rear deck and you’ll spot larger, finer mesh. It’s better for drawing hot air away from the engine and high temperature radiators.