2017 McLaren 675LT Spider

Almost every top supercar coupe has a cabriolet variant. During
the Geneva Auto Show held a few months ago, McLaren unveiled
the McLaren 675 Longtail coupe whose production was limited to
only 500 units. Two months after the debut, all 500 units were
sold out.

Following up hot on the heels of the coupe is a drop-top
version of the sports car dubbed the “2017 McLaren 675LT
Spider”. The new convertible is based on the 650S Spider and
will be almost identical to its 675LT coupe sister. So if you
missed the chance to buy the coupe, hurry up and place your
order early as the cabriolet will fly out of dealer showrooms
just like its coupe sister.

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2017 McLaren 675LT Spider Exterior

Except for a few tweaks, the Spider is identical to the
coupe.  The vehicle still comes with the active Longtail
airbrake, enlarged door sills and a small air intake under the
main air intake which made the coupe design unique.  It
measures 178.97 inches long, 82.48 inches wide and stands at
46.92 inches.

However, unlike its sibling’s large window, the cabriolet has a
smaller window between the roof and the deck. At the rear, the
convertible features new circular-shaped twin exhaust pipes
made from titanium. The rear also features an open fascia which
improves heat extraction; it also features air intakes at each
edge of the bumper and a carbon-fiber diffuser. The C-pillars
of the convertible have also been revised and moved slightly
forward.

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The top roof stows below a color-coded cover which leaves an
elegant flying buttresses look. The vehicle will ride on
10-spoke, 19-inch alloy wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels
at the rear. There is also an option for 20-spoke wheels in
diamond Cut or Liquid Metal finish. The wheels are wrapped in
P-Zero Trofeo R tires.

2017 McLaren 675LT Spider Interior

The interior of the 2017 McLaren 675LT Spider is identical to
that of the coupe except for the additional button that is used
to operate the retractable roof and modified rear windscreen.
The cabin will feature racing seats upholstered in Alcantara
and leather. Other features will include a race-inspired center
stack, a flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in leather and
featuring carbon-fiber spokes.

The cabin will also feature contrast stitching and a huge dose
of carbon-fiber trimming. The cabin will also feature a
top-of-the-art infotainment system. The vehicle will also
feature up-to-date technologies like Bluetooth connectivity,
Smartphone integration and a USB port among others.

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Engine Specs and Performance

The 2017 McLaren 675LT Spider cabriolet features the same
drive-train as the coupe. It is a 3.8 L, twin-turbocharged V-8
engine that pumps out 666 hp at 7,100 rpm and 516 lb-ft of
torque at 5,000 rpm. This represents a 25 hp and 16 lb-ft of
torque increase from the 650S on which it is based. All the
power is channeled to the rear wheels via a 7-speed,
dual-clutch transmission system.

The 2017 McLaren 675LT Spider cabriolet runs from 0-60 mph in
2.9 seconds which is identical to the coupe even though the
cabriolet is 88 pounds heavier. However, its maximum speed is
slightly lower at 203 mph than the coupe’s 205 mph. The engine
fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg according to the automaker. It
also has a 275 g/km CO2 emission rating.

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Price and release date

McLaren is yet to release pricing details for the American
markets. However, in Europe, the Spider will retail at
£285,450. The coupe MSRP starts at $ 349,500 in the U.S. and
given the convertible will have a 10% premium over the coupe;
it is safe to assume that the Spider will have a starting price
of around $ 384,450. The vehicle will likely be released in the
second half of 2016.

Competition

Top rivals of 2017 McLaren 675LT Spider will be the likes of
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder, Ferrari 484 Spider,
Porsche
918 Spyder and Bugatti
Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.