McLaren 600LT Spider now arriving in North America

(May 9, 2019) While all examples of the limited volume McLaren 600LT Coupé have been allocated, customers wanting the opportunity to own one of the brand’s signature LT model still have the opportunity to place an order for a 600LT Spider. The newest Sports Series convertible, which combines the acclaimed track-honed dynamic experience of a 600LT with the added exhilaration of open-air driving, is arriving now to North American retailers.

“The 600LT Spider carries the Longtail story on to its fifth chapter, and in time will become just as legendary as the 675LT. And as the first Sports Series Spider to carry the coveted badge, it is set to be one of the most sought-after McLaren cars in years to come,” said Jolyon Nash, executive director, Global Sales & Marketing.

McLaren’s newest convertible fully embodies the McLaren Longtail philosophy: increased power, reduced weight, optimized aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement, track focused dynamics and limited availability.

Unveiled in January, the open-top 600LT has almost indistinguishable performance to the acclaimed Coupé, thanks to McLaren’s carbon fibre Monocell II chassis, which requires no additional bracing or strengthening to remove its roof.  The three-piece, retractable hardtop can be operated at speeds up to 25 mph, with the simple push of a button.

Featuring a 3.8-liter V8 engine that produces 592 bhp and 457 lb. ft of torque, the 600LT Spider’s 0-60 mph acceleration is a blistering 2.8 seconds. Performance is further enhanced by both the lightweight carbon fibre bodywork that creates the Longtail silhouette and the fixed rear wing, which generates 220.5 pounds of downforce at 155 mph.

Ultra-precise, track-focused handling is supported by a forged aluminum double-wishbone suspension system with recalibrated dampers, firmer engine mounts and a lightweight braking system. The 600LT Spider is fitted with bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P- Zero Trofeo R tires and the driving experience is further enhanced with quicker steering and sharpened responses from throttle and brake pedals.

“The 600LT has been well received by customers and media alike — there has been high overall market demand, and the car was named an Automobile All-Star and awarded ‘Best Track Car’ by Nobleman Magazine,” said Tony Joseph, president, McLaren North America.

“The benefit of a McLaren convertible is that because of the strength of the carbon fibre chassis, performance isn’t lost by removing the roof. The McLaren 600LT Spider really is a convertible without compromise, and offers the same thrilling performance capabilities, even with the roof down.”