The McLaren 675LT Spider has been officially unveiled.
As the fifth new model debuted by McLaren Automotive this year, the 675LT Spider is the second model to sport the LT badge, nearly 20 years after the British automaker resurrected the nameplate.
Focused on lightweight performance with enhanced aerodynamics, here are five things you need to know about the new McLaren 675LT Spider.
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It is Priced from $372,600
The company has announced that pricing for the new convertible sports car will start from $372,600 in the U.S., making it more expensive than the Huracan Spyder but cheaper than the Aventador Roadster.
It has Loads of Power
Powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the McLaren 675LT Spider has the same power output as its coupe counterpart, 666 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. According to the British automaker, the convertible can go zero to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 203 mph. Even with all that power, the 675LT Spider manages to return 18 mpg in combined city and highway driving.
It Weighs Just 2,800 Pounds
Despite being a convertible, the 675LT has a dry weight of 2,800 pounds, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 4.2 lbs per hp. The three-piece retractable folding hardtop can be opened at speeds up to 10 mph. Compared to the 650S Spider, the 675LT Spider is 220 lbs less while being 88 lbs heavier than the coupe.
It is First to Wear the Solis Paint Shade
The new convertible will be the first and only model to sport McLaren’s Solis paint shade, which gets its name from the Latin for sun. The bespoke color joins an exterior palette that includes Silica White, Delta Red, Napier Green and Chicane Grey.
It is Limited to Just 500 Units Globally
Just like the coupe, the convertible 675LT will be limited to just 500 units globally and expect it to sell out fast. First deliveries of the sports car will begin in summer 2016.
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