McLaren Automotive has been about just a few years, but the company’s has been hard at work churning a host of high tech supercars. The latest model to emerge from the company’s Woking, England factory is the 675LT Spider. It’s the convertible variant of the 675LT coupe — LT stands for “Long Tail,” which means that the car is elongated for racing — that was introduced earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show.
Like the sold-out Coupe, McLaren will offer only 500 675LT Spiders for sale worldwide at a starting price of $372,600. The 675LT Spider is a follow up to the company’s successful 650S Spider. Tipping the scales at just 2,800 lbs., the 675LT is a whopping 220 lbs. lighter than the 650S.
McLaren's new 675LT Spider is the company's latest supercar offering and is the convertible variant of the ...
Business Insider has driven both the 650S and 675LT Coupe this year. On both occasions, we came away impressed by the cars' speed, handling and technology. In fact, the 675LT struck as an almost perfect track weapon.
The 675LT Spider is powered by a 666-horsepower 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, shared with the Coupe.
According to McLaren, the Spider is good for 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 203 mph. The 2.9-second claimed 0-62 mph sprint makes it the fastest convertible the company has ever produced.
With automotive journalists reporting 0-60 times of 2.7 seconds for the heavier and less powerful -- 641 hp -- 650S Spider, we expect the 675 Spider to soundly beat the manufacturer's claimed times.
McLaren have worked hard to optimise the 675LT Spider's aerodynamics both with the top up as well as ...
... with the power-retracting roof down. McLaren has also worked to keep the added weight of the retracting top under control -- making the Spider just 88 lbs heavier than the Coupe.
Like all McLarens, the 675 is manufactured at the shiny-new McLaren Production Center located in Woking, Surrey, England.
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