McLaren 600LT Spider Arrives In America With Eye-Popping Price Tag

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It’s likely to sell out fast, so you better act quick.

If you were hoping to place an order for the McLaren 600LT Coupe, we’re afraid you’re out of luck because it’s sold out in the US. However, if you still want to experience one of McLaren’s legendary LT models, there’s still time to order the new McLaren 600LT Spider, which is now arriving in US dealerships.

You’ll need deep pockets though because the 600LT Spider starts at an eye-popping $256,500 - and that's before you start exploring the extensive options list. Like the Coupe, production of the 600LT Spider is extremely limited and is likely to sell out fast. Its predecessor, the McLaren 675LT Spider, was limited to 500 units and sold out less than two weeks after it was unveiled, but McLaren isn’t saying how many units the 600LT Spider is capped at.

McLaren’s latest convertible follows the tried and tested Longtail recipe: increased power, reduced weight, optimized aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement, track-focused dynamics, and limited availability. First unveiled back in January, the open-top 600LT has nearly identical performance to its coupe sibling thanks to McLaren’s carbon fiber Monocell II chassis, which requires no additional bracing or strengthening due to the removal of its roof. The three-piece retractable hardtop can be operated at speeds of up to 25 mph.

Under the hood, you’ll find a 3.8-liter V8 engine that produces 592 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque, enabling the 600LT Spider to accelerate from 0-62 mph in a hair-raising 2.8 seconds, while the fixed rear wing can generate 220.5 pounds of downforce at 155 mph. A forged aluminum double-wishbone suspension system with recalibrated dampers provides precise handling, which is further aided by firmer engine mounts, a lightweight braking system, and bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P- Zero Trofeo R tires.

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"The 600LT has been well received by customers and media alike - there has been high overall market demand, and the car was named an Automobile All-Star and awarded ‘Best Track Car’ by Nobleman Magazine,” said Tony Joseph, President, McLaren North America. "The benefit of a McLaren convertible is that because of the strength of the carbon fiber chassis, performance isn’t lost by removing the roof. The McLaren 600LT Spider really is a convertible without compromise, and offers the same thrilling performance capabilities, even with the roof down.”

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