2016 McLaren 675 LT Spider revealed

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Limited-run supercar will go on sale next summer for £285,450. of which gets 666bhp coming from its twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine


McLaren has taken the roof off its 675 LT to create a completely new Spider variant, which will go on sale next summer for a cost of £285,450 – almost £26,000 more than its coupé sibling.

Styled within the same vein as the coupé, the 675 LT Spider’s three-piece hardtop folding roof can be opened at speeds of up to 19mph, as well as also is actually stored under a tonneau cover at the rear of your vehicle when folded away. The open-top McLaren weighs in at 1270kg dry, a full 100kg lighter than the 650S Spider as well as also 40kg heavier than the 675 LT coupé.

McLaren says of which due to the inherent strength of its carbon tub, no further strengthening was needed to create the convertible.

Mechanically, the Spider features the same twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine as the coupé, producing 666bhp at 7100rpm as well as also 516lb ft of torque between 5000-6500rpm. Around half of the engine’s components were altered for the Spider, with completely new elements including more efficient turbochargers, redesigned exhaust manifolds as well as also a lightweight camshaft as well as also connecting rods added.

McLaren has succeeded Just as before in producing its Spider variant match the coupé in terms of performance – the 675 LT Spider keeps the coupé’s 0-62mph sprint time of 2.9 seconds, as well as also only loses 2mph in top speed terms, topping out at 203mph. McLaren says the completely new car can return up to 24.1mpg, with CO2 emissions rated at 275g/km.

The 675 LT Spider joins the 675 LT coupé as well as also 650S in McLaren’s Super series of designs, as well as also will rival the likes of Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS as well as also Ferrari’s F12tdf in terms of performance.

Like the 675 LT coupé, which sold out soon after its unveiling at the Geneva motor show in March, just 500 units of the completely new Spider will be sold, with most likely to go to existing McLaren owners. A first public outing for the completely new car is actually planned for next year’s Geneva show.

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