Just six months after the 600LT coupe was announced, McLaren is unveiling the Spider version of the track-focused Sports Series model. First teasers including a picture of the rear and a short film were released today while the full reveal will take place online on Wednesday, January 16.
The 600LT Spider will be the fifth car in McLaren’s history to carry the LT moniker and the third new car confirmed under the £1.2bn McLaren Automotive Track25 business plan. The LT badge was first featured on the F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ in 1997, which competed successfully in the FIA GT Championship. It was later revived in 2015 on the 675LT coupe with a Spider version following suit. The 600LT coupe, revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year was the fourth car in Mclaren’s LT range.
The 600LT Spider will feature the same upgraded twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 seen on the coupe which produces 592 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. The 600LT coupe is 100 kg lighter than the 570S but expect the Spider to weigh a little more thanks to the added weight of the roof system. Just like the 600LT coupe, the spider will be produced only for 12 months. So, if you are looking to get one, you will have to move quickly. The 600LT has received raving reviews from critics and we don’t expect that to be any different for the Spider.
While Mclaren could have postponed the launch of the 600LT to the Geneva Motor Show in March, we know that the event is reserved for a much more important car: the 570S replacement.