It was only a matter of time until the McLaren 765LT Spider made its appearance as an open-top alternative to the Coupe that was revealed last year. With a retractable roof, this new variant enters the British supercar’s legacy as its most powerful convertible car in its history.
Boasting the twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 petrol engine, the McLaren 765LT Spider provides the rear wheels with a power output of 563 kW and 800 N.m of torque via an optimised seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with Formula One-grade materials.
With a number of weight saving materials, the McLaren 765LT Spider boasts a claimed kerb mass of 1 388 kg, making it 49 kg heavier than the hardtop alternative and 80 kg lighter than the 720S Spider on which it is based. With this, the brand claims it’ll sprint from 0-100 km/h in 2,8 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 7,2 seconds and reach a top speed of 330 km/h.
The electrically operated retractable hard top roof is made from a single piece of carbon fibre and can be lowered or raised in 11 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h.
Like the Coupe offering, the McLaren 765LT Spider boasts enhanced chassis dynamics with bespoke longtail springs and dampers, an increased front track, lower front ride height and unique software programming for the linked-hydraulic “Proactive Chassis Control II” adaptive suspension system. Fitted as standard to both axles are a set of 10-spoke ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels and bespoke P Zero Trofeo R tyres.
Comprising the cockpit is a motorsport-inspired interior with carbon fibre used for the racing seats, centre tunnel and exposed floor. This is complemented by Alcantara upholstery on select trimmings. Air-conditioning and an audio system not included as standard to save weight, but can be specified at no additional cost.
The McLaren 765LT Spider is available to order and like its Coupe variant, which has already been sold out, just 765 units will be produced.