As expected, the overall package does not deviate far from the coupe, and with McLaren’s carbon fibre tub usually ensuring little-to-no compromise dynamically when the roof is removed, the 600LT Spider should impress just as much as the coupe.
It is powered by the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 packing 592 hp (441 kW) and 620 Nm of torque. Shifting is taken care of via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, operated via paddle shifters situated behind the wheel on a single rocker. Like all other McLarens, there is no locking rear differential, rather a brake-steer system operated with the braking system.
The tub required no strengthening when converting to a Spider so the total weight gain is a mere 50 kg which takes total dry weight to 1,297 kg.
The production will commence in March this year for a limited 12-month period.
This model will be coming to South Africa around April this year but pricing has not been released yet. Based on the UK price (£201,500) the local Coupe price, we can expect a base price in SA of around R5,750,000.