Following its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show in March, the McLaren 675LT coupe soon went out of sale, as officially confirmed by the company in July. However, the 675LT is not done after all, as there will be a convertible version too, named as the ‘McLaren 675LT Spider. The British sportscar maker confirmed in an interview with Autovisie that the McLaren 675LT Spider is planned to follow the McLaren 675LT coupe, and will arrive in 2016.
The coupe version, which is based on the 650S coupe but 100 kg lighter than the same, was limited to just 500 units, and the open-top version could be rarer.
The 675LT coupe is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out 675 hp and 700 Nm of torque, 25 hp and 22 Nm more than the 650S Coupe. The engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission and makes the supercar capable of clocking 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and hitting a top speed of 330 km/h. The same specifications could be carried over to the Spider.
Being a convertible, the 675LT Spider won’t benefit from weight savings as much as the 675LT, but regardless, should be lighter than the 650S Spider. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time and top speed figures should remain close to that of the coupe.
The McLaren 675LT coupe was priced at £259,500 in the UK and its convertible version should be priced below the £300k mark.