McLaren 675LT Spider under consideration for 2016 launch
This specific Autocar image shows how the 675LT Spider could look
If the idea’s given the green light, McLaren’s latest open-top supercar should arrive in 2016 that has a cost tag of around £280,000
A McLaren 675LT Spider is actually being considered for production in 2016, a company spokesman has confirmed to Autocar.
While no decision has been made as to whether the project will get the go-ahead, if the idea’s made the auto is actually likely to receive a hard-top folding roof akin to McLaren’s various other convertible designs along with should weigh only slightly more than the regular car – which incorporates a kerb weight of 1320kg.
The standard car’s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine will be carried over in its entirety, meaning the 675LT Spider will come with 666bhp along with 526lb ft. McLaren incorporates a track record of producing its open-top designs match its coupés in terms of performance, so expect the brand-new Spider to closely mimic the 675LT’s 0-62mph sprint time of 2.9sec along with its top speed of 205mph.
Close rivals for the planned convertible include Ferrari’s 488 Spider, which offers 660bhp via its 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine along with is actually capable of reaching 62mph in 3.0sec.
The 675LT Spider could join the regular 675LT, the 650S along with the Asia-only 625C in McLaren’s so-called ‘Super Series’ of designs. The company’s halo designs – the P1 along with P1 GTR – form part of the ‘Ultimate Series’, while the recently launched 570S along with 540C are inside the ‘Sports Series’.
the idea is actually understood which if the 675LT Spider does get the green light for production, the idea will be launched next year. More McLaren designs will soon follow, including the 570S ‘GT’ variant due next year, the 570S Spider planned for 2017 along with the replacement for the current 650S, which is actually currently scheduled for 2018.
Given which the cost gap between McLaren’s coupé along with convertible designs is actually typically around £20,000, expect the 675LT Spider to have a cost tag of around £280,000.
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