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1 Dec 2015

When McLaren showed the 675LT to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in early 2015 the car had already sold out, with all 500 examples reserved by McLaren’s select customers. Those customers were told, without any doubt that the 675LT would only ever be a Coupe to fit in with the track-focused ethos of the car and that their limited run cars would stay super-rare. So here’s the 675LT Spider! Confused? So are we….

Much like the Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta, the 430 Scuderia 16M and Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante there appears to be a market out there for hardcore cars that have a convertible roof. It may seem counter intuitive, but you can’t use 100% of a car’s potential on the road, which is where most of these cars spend most of their time so owners want to be able to dial it back to 70% and enjoy the sun with the roof down. Still, we’d rather have the coupe with the MSO roof scoop for full on mini-P1 action:

Anyway, back to the Spider. Thanks to the folding hardtop roof (same one as seen on the 650S Spider) the Spider weighs in at 40kg more than the LT Coupe, but it’s still 100kg lighter than the 650S Spider thanks to the same weight saving measures introduced on the Coupe. It also has the same 666bhp 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 from the Coupe so performance, whereas not quite as sharp as the coupe is still electrifying – 0-62mph takes the same 2.9 seconds (thank the limits of a RWD setup for that) and top speed is down 2mph to 203mph.

Visually the LT Spider gets the same body mods as the Coupe, so there’s the new, longer nose with a huge jutting carbon fibre splitter and end plates, larger side intakes, revised sills with a braking intake and the new longer tail with two round titanium exhaust pipes and the larger air brake. We may not want the Spider as much as the Coupe, but it still looks absolutely fantastic and we can imagine it’s going to be epic having nothing between your ears and that fearsome exhaust.

There are going to be 500 675LT Spiders sold, each costing £26,000 more than the Coupe at £285,450.