McLaren 600LT Spider Seems Awesome On Track, Can’t Wait For Full Reviews

McLaren’s latest road-legal supercar is the 600LT Spider. It is, for all fits and purposes, identical to the amazing 600LT Coupe, albeit with a power retractable hardtop and a 50 kg (110 lbs) weight penalty.

Tipping the scales at 1,297 kg (2,859 lbs) dry, it’s described as “vivid, raw, visceral and unforgettable”. And with an ability to sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and reach a 324 km/h (201 mph) top speed, it’s hard to argue with that.

The quarter-mile is completed in 10.5 seconds, and pushing the brake pedal all the way down brings it to a complete stop from 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 32 meters (105 ft). Like the Coupe, the 600 LT Spider’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 600 PS (592 hp / 442 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque.

Also Watch: Chris Harris Reviews McLaren 600LT, Finds It More Rewarding Than The Senna

Now, we have yet to find out if it’s equally exciting to drive as its fixed-top sibling courtesy of Carfection. Shot at the Arizona Motorsports Park, it shows the new 600LT Spider being ushed to its limits by the brand’s chief test driver (and former IRL champion and Indy 500 winner) Kenny Brack.

The first reviews of the car will come out later this week, as they’re currently under embargo, so we expect lots of reviews in the following days. In the meantime, let’s see the 52-year old former pro-driver, who survived a horrific accident in Texas back in 2003 at over 350 km/h (~220 mph), tame it in the following video.


  • Shobin Drogan

    The P1’s M838T engine makes around 730hp, i dont think it would be ridiculous to assume the 600LT makes close to 690hp.

    • Eagle By Singer

      It makes around 600hp, hence the name 600LT….

      • Shobin Drogan

        Lol, try 600whp? They have been severely underrating their hp figures since the 12c.

  • SteersUright

    Don’t care if its as fast as the speed of light, when it looks that damn ugly.

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