Few petrolheads will have failed to have their heads turned by the March unveiling of McLaren’s 675LT. After all, many a reviewer (ourselves included) reckoned the 650S to be just about the best car in its class, so the announcement of an evolution version was pretty big news.
As if to qualify this the 675LT was sold out almost immediately upon release, which probably galvanised any designs McLaren had on producing a roofless version. So here it is.
You’ll need to shell out an extra £26,000 over the £259,450 it took to acquire the coupe version. Mind you, if you’re baulking at the thought of such expense you can relax because existing McLaren owners are likely to be offered first refusal.
As with the two versions of the 650S, the two 675LTs share near-identical performance, with the Spider suffering just two fewer mph at it’s maximum speed. Sixty comes up from rest at just 2.9 seconds and according to McLaren you’ll be able to hypermile your 675LT all the way to 24.1mpg if you can resist the temptation of its shattering performance. Remarkably, even though the Spider is 40kilos heavier than the LT Coupe, it manages to be a full 100kilos lighter than the 650S Spider.
Just 500 examples are planned to be built, with the earliest buyers taking delivery of their cars next summer. Production will apparently only begin after all the 675LTs have been nailed together.
We only hope that there will be examples available for Chief Test Driver Chris Goodwin to fire up the hill at next year’s Festival of Speed!
Photography courtesy of McLaren