The McLaren 675LT Spider has arrived, complete with a new color called “solis,” 20-spoke wheels and a price tag of $372,600. The LT moniker stands for longtail, a nod to the old F1 GTR Longtail that raced in the 1997 sports-car season.
Like the coupe, the new LT Spider, limited to 500 examples, will focus on light weight, enhanced aero and track-focused handling.
Only 500 will be produced.
The Spider uses a revised version of the company’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering 666 hp (675 PS) at 7,100 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. The sprint to 62 mph (100 kmh) takes 2.9 seconds while the sprint to 124 mph takes just 8.1. McLaren says it only gives up 0.2 second on the coupe, and still returns a respectable 18 mpg combined in city/highway mixed driving.
Both the Coupe and Spider get a larger front splitter and end plates, front under-body tray, side skirts, intake vents and a host of other aero bits made from carbon fiber, as is the MonoCell chassis. The Spider is only 88 pounds heavier than the Coupe.
The retractable hard top stows under a color-keyed tonneau cover, and the engine remains visible through a lightweight, vented clear engine cover.
The 675LT Spider uses the same suspension as the Coupe. Colors include silica white, delta red, napier green and chicane grey, as well as solis, which you see above. Wheels are offered in a few different colors, too.
First deliveries will start in 2016.