Inspired by the wild 1997 McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’, the 675LT features striking carbon fibre bodywork that increases downforce by an astonishing 40 percent over any other model in the Super Series. The 675LT has a devilish 666-horsepower engine from the 675LT coupe but also adds a folding roof to enjoy open-air motoring.
The mechanism adds 88 pounds, but the droptop can still hit 62 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds. The top speed is 203 mph, just 2 mph lower than the hardtop.
The carbon fibre MonoCell provides the 675LT with an unrivalled combination of lightness, safety and stiffness, in common with all models in the McLaren Super Series.
But an obsessive weight-saving strategy unlocks a further 100kg reduction compared with the 650S. From lightweight carbon fibre racing seats to a 1mm thinner windscreen, no opportunity to save weight has been overlooked.
Ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels and Pirelli P-ZERO™ Trofeo R tyres, carbon ceramic brakes and an uprated suspension system that embraces technology from the McLaren P1™ also contribute to the radical specification.
McLaren sold out of its 500-vehicle run of the 675LT Spider just two weeks after the droptop supercar’s debut. With such limited production, the convertibles aren’t a common sight, but this clip lets us check out two early examples of them on the road.
More info: McLaren