McLaren opens up

with Longtail Spider

McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, side, static
McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, front
McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, side, action
McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, side
McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, rear
McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, spoiler
McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, interior
McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, tail
McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019, exhausts

MCLAREN is expanding it line up of Longtail models with the introduction of an open-top version of the 600LT.

Priced from £201,500 the 600LT Spider follows on from the coupe released last year and comes with the same performance of 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds and a maximum of 201mph.

It is the fifth McLaren to carry the Longtail name which began in 1997 with the McLaren F1 GTR Longtail which won the GT1 class at Le Mans and the third car to be released under the brand's current £1.2 billion business plan.

McLaren says the 600LT Spider fully embodies its Longtail philosophy of increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, track-focused dynamics and limited availability with all cars hand-assembled at its factory in Woking.

With a retractable hardtop it features the same top-exit exhausts introduced on the £185,500 coupe which are designed to amplify the note from the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine.

Developing 600ps - the same as the coupe - the convertible tips the scales at some 1.3 tonnes, a weight penalty of 50kg over the coupe and gives the Spider a power-to-weight ratio of 463ps-per-tonne.

Fuel economy is rated at 23mpg with emissions of 277g/km.

The three-piece hardtop roof is more secure and wear resistant than fabric alternatives and similar to that McLaren uses in the 650S, 675LT and 570S Spiders.

When lowered, the roof stows with the assistance of a soft-close system beneath a tonneau cover located behind the seats. With the roof raised, the tonneau storage area provides an additional 52 litres of luggage space.

The 600LT Spider also features an electrically-operated, glazed wind deflector which can be activated independently of the hardtop, to reduce buffeting or increase ventilation - or allow more of the exhaust sound into the cabin.

The convertible has the same design of fixed rear wing as the coupe which generates 100kg of downforce at 155mph to enhance stability at speed.

Inside, the Spider has lightweight Alcantara trim and carbon fibre racing seats from the McLaren P1 as standard. Super-lightweight carbon fibre racing seats designed for the McLaren Senna are an option,

Like the coupe, availability of the 600LT Spider will be limited, with build slots scheduled around other McLaren Sports and Super Series models.


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