McLaren 600LT Spider Coming for 2019
The McLaren 600LT Spider will arrive for the 2019 model year, according to documents submitted with the California Air Resources Board.
The CARB document is the emissions certification for all variants of the McLaren 540, 570 and 600LT for the 2019 model year. Among the model variants listed was a ‘Mclaren 600LT Spider’, which essentially confirms that the British manufacturer has a drop-top version of the 600LT Coupe on the way. This isn’t surprising since McLaren also produced a Spider version of the 675LT, but we didn’t expect the 600LT Spider to arrive so soon after the coupe.
Like the hardtop, the 600LT Spider will be powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The coupe makes 592 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque and we’re expecting output to stay the same for the Spider. The coupe is 200 lbs lighter than the 570S on which it’s based, and while the 600LT Spider may not be as light as coupe, it should still manage to shed a few pounds. The coupe’s exterior enhancements, like the aero kit, lightweight wheels, top-exit exhausts and extended rear wing, should appear on the 600LT Spider too.
The McLaren 600LT Spider may debut at the upcoming 2018 Paris Motor Show. If it doesn’t show up there, expect it to arrive at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show shortly after.
Update: McLaren says the 600LT Spider won’t appear in either Paris or LA.
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Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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