RE: McLaren 600LT Spider due next week

RE: McLaren 600LT Spider due next week

Wednesday 9th January

McLaren 600LT Spider due next week

The drop-top version of McLaren's 600hp Longtail will be on sale for just 12 months



Prefer to experience your lightweight McLarens with a little less protection from the elements? You might want to take note of the company's next product, the 600LT Spider, which - as far as we can tell from a new teaser image and video - is due for reveal on January 16th.

Although the brand has not confirmed anything at this stage, history suggests a 600LT Spider will come with the same focused chassis setup as the coupe and incorporate a retractable folding hardtop, as used by the 570S Spider.

That, of course, means the Spider will be weightier than the regular Longtail model, but thanks to its use of a Monocell II tub, the added mass should be limited to the electric mechanism and its surrounding gubbins, since no additional structural strengthening is needed. If the Spider gains 46kg like the standard 570S Spider did, the drop-top 600LT would weigh 1,402kg (DIN).

With that in mind, the Spider's performance statistics will almost certainly be in line with the coupe's, as is the case with the 570S and its convertible alternative, which interestingly makes up 60 per cent of sales of that car. The 600hp 3.8-litre V8-powered 600LT can hit 62mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 204mph, meaning this lightweight Super Series model is a match for cars in the segment above, such as the Ferrari 488 GTB.

Although McLaren's teasers do little more than show the lines of a retractable hard top and a pair of skyward-pointing exhaust exits, the company's previous form suggests we shouldn't expect any departure from the coupe's design - aside from that new lid, of course.

Production of the new car - which is the third to arrive under McLaren's current Track25 business plan - will be limited to 12 months, like the coupe. Prices are likely to start close to the £200,000 mark, which would make the Spider about £15k pricier than the coupe and only a couple of grand more expensive than the less focused Huracan Evo. A comparable bargain, then. If you can get onto the order list, that is.

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Onehp

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731 posts

220 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Spotted the shadow on second viewing...

Porsche911R

16,024 posts

202 months

Wednesday 9th January
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well they did say they need to launch 18 new models based on the 12C in the next 2 years.
same old , next week 760LT week after 760LT spider and so it goes on.

Onehp

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731 posts

220 months

Wednesday 9th January
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I guess you missed the very unexpected launch of the the 992 cab? That will come in how many variants?

Paddy78

124 posts

83 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Onehp said:
I guess you missed the very unexpected launch of the the 992 cab? That will come in how many variants?
At least 8 (2, 2S, 2GTS, 4, 4S, 4GTS, Turbo, Turbo S)? Probably missed at least 1 and I don't count the speedster. biggrin

breadvan

1,270 posts

105 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Paddy78 said:
Onehp said:
I guess you missed the very unexpected launch of the the 992 cab? That will come in how many variants?
At least 8 (2, 2S, 2GTS, 4, 4S, 4GTS, Turbo, Turbo S)? Probably missed at least 1 and I don't count the speedster. biggrin
Loads of variants yes, but Porsche makes no reference to each being a new model.
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noble12345

248 posts

153 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Finally a green one!!! I do hope this doesnt have awfull yellow calipers and silver wheels. Green or black calipers and black wheels for the 600LT

Mclaren, please put a proper bright green with gold flip in your configurators, put MSO next to it if you want. Your oranges are awesome but your cars look amazing in Green too! beer


Oh and the Ferrari 488 GTB is a wobbly metal Joke comapred to this Mclaren Masterpiece! In fact so is the Pista rofl

Edited by noble12345 on Wednesday 9th January 19:59

anthonysjb

370 posts

73 months

Wednesday 9th January
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another week another mclaren .

SidewaysSi

4,932 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Speaking to McLaren I understand the 620LT will be here in a few months.

noble12345

248 posts

153 months

Wednesday 9th January
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anthonysjb said:
another week another mclaren .
Another week another company gets humiliated by McLaren rofl

Sandpit Steve

98 posts

11 months

Wednesday 9th January
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SidewaysSi said:
Speaking to McLaren I understand the 620LT will be here in a few months.
A 600LT upgrade pack, or the LT version of the 720, which I think is what we’re expecting next?

SidewaysSi

4,932 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Sandpit Steve said:
SidewaysSi said:
Speaking to McLaren I understand the 620LT will be here in a few months.
A 600LT upgrade pack, or the LT version of the 720, which I think is what we’re expecting next?
600 LT upgrade. After that there will be a 630 LT then in late Feb a 720 LT followed by a 725 LT around mid March.

Gorbyrev

1,025 posts

91 months

Thursday 10th January
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Great news, it will no doubt be fantastic and perhaps the pick of the range. Thanks for letting us know. As for the world weary comments McLaren have never made a car I would not be proud to own.

Brooking10

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78 months

Thursday 10th January
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Porsche911R said:
well they did say they need to launch 18 new models based on the 12C in the next 2 years.
same old , next week 760LT week after 760LT spider and so it goes on.
Quick answer

Don’t buy one if it bothers you that much smile


ReaperCushions

3,443 posts

121 months

Thursday 10th January
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Coming to Shmee's garage soon as well do we think?

theRossatron

851 posts

169 months

Thursday 10th January
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breadvan said:
Loads of variants yes, but Porsche makes no reference to each being a new model.
So that’s where the line is?

daveco

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144 months

Thursday 10th January
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theRossatron said:
breadvan said:
Loads of variants yes, but Porsche makes no reference to each being a new model.
So that’s where the line is?
How much is a Porsche 911 in comparison to a McLaren?


Short term, this business plan is not affecting their sales but at some point you have to think that residuals will become a factor surely?

cookie1600

1,046 posts

98 months

Thursday 10th January
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Isn't it odd that no one is crucifying Lotus for not bringing out an SUV or a four dour saloon or an EV? How many cars did Lotus sell last year in comparison and how long have they been going? Do people generally love their ethos and like their cars, even though the basic designs are many years old?

If TVR get off the ground, are people going to be complaining in 7 or 8 years time that they've sold x amount of cars and haven't diversified into SUV's?

Perhaps McLaren are doing what they are good at and making what appears to be fine sports and supercars. Maybe that's their expertise and they are making a success of it. Why should we not celebrate a British company exporting £millions of cars and creating jobs.

Seems like a certain element in this country aren't happy unless they are talking the UK down. I'm sure if this was Germany and we were talking about Porsche, everyone would be heaping praise on them.

For goodness sake, lets back Britain and things made in Britain!

Porsche911R

16,024 posts

202 months

Thursday 10th January
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Brooking10 said:
Quick answer

Don’t buy one if it bothers you that much smile
I won't thanks for the advice.

Tuvra

7,731 posts

162 months

Thursday 10th January
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ReaperCushions said:
Coming to Shmee's garage soon as well do we think?
Who care's? Sick of the sight of the bellend.

E65Ross

21,696 posts

149 months

Thursday 10th January
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Porsche911R said:
well they did say they need to launch 18 new models based on the 12C in the next 2 years.
same old , next week 760LT week after 760LT spider and so it goes on.
So they make a model, a more track-oriented version of that model, and a convertible version. Don't see the problem with that? Or are you a communist who thinks people shouldn't be allowed a choice?

Genuine question.