Limited in production, McLaren’s Super Series 675LT Spider brings boundless energy to only the second McLaren to ever wear the LT badge. The world demanded it and McLaren delivered it in 2016 with the fastest open-top McLaren in history. The McLaren 675LT Spider’s retractable folding hardtop opens up a new world of possibilities and thrills for the select few fortunate enough to secure one.
When Less is More
When it comes to minimizing weight, less is more with the McLaren 675 LT Spider, starting with the minimal mass chassis using McLaren’s light carbon MonoCell construction. Every piece, every part is optimized for efficiency and every curve has a purpose. Even with tractable roof system, the total weight of this convertible is a mere 88 lbs. heavier than the Coupe, yet 220 lbs. lighter than the 650S. Downforce has been increased by 40%, bonding driver and car to the road for an unparalleled driving experience. This is a road-hugging, thrilling ride, enhanced by the open cockpit.
Indulgent Power and Performance
At the heart of the McLaren 675LT Spider, is an upgraded 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine that is deserving of the LT “Longtail” name. The engine is capable of producing 666 hp with 516 lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a dual-clutch, seven-speed Graziano gearbox.
When motivated, the 675LT Spider will accelerate from 0-62 mph in a blistering 2.9 seconds, equal to the Coupe. Launching from zero to 124 mph can be accomplished in a mere 8.1 seconds. Not for the timid, the Spider has a top speed of 203 mph. More efficient turbochargers, re-engineered cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds, a fuel pump that is faster-flowing and a new camshaft with lightweight connecting rods all contribute to the phenomenal performance of this sought-after supercar.
Soar with Advanced Aerodynamics
Not only has every ounce of the 675LT Spider been optimized but each aspect of its aerodynamics have been engineered for enhanced performance. Like its Coupe sibling, the Spider has a prominent front bumper. This bumper, along with a magnified splitter and end plates, increase downforce at the front end. The rear of the Spider is kept firmly planted with a ‘Longtail’ Airbrake, about 50% larger than that of the 650S. Crafted from carbon fiber, it has aggressive side intakes, side skirts, a front underbody, and the rear bumper and diffuser which all contribute to the advanced wind management aspects of the 675LT Spider. Lightweight carbon brakes and the P Zero™ Trofeo R tires help keep the 675 LT Spider under control whether it is in normal, sport or track driving mode.
Inside, little comforts like a suede-covered steering wheel and race-inspired seating set the tone. A straight-forward, almost analog style dashboard puts required data front and center to the driver with an infotainment screen in the center of the cockpit. The 675LT Spider is a superb blend of performance, power, and aerodynamic styling combined with a heavy dose of rarity that makes this McLaren so desirable.