McLaren has announced another beauty that is soon to be released. The new 2020 600LT Spider is slated to be the un-roofed variation of the 600LT coupe. A few innovations and a little tweaking and they’ve taken on the massive undertaking of fulfilling the goal of making a topless version with no consequence to the driver or the manufacturer. The feat of brilliance in automotive design begs us to take a much closer look at what’s coming down the road in the near future.
The new retractable roof feature
The new 2020 600LT Spider will only be roofless if you want it to be. The top of the sexy new sports car is actually engineered with a retraction device that lets you roof it when there’s a need for protection from the elements but when you want to enjoy the full benefits of the sun shining on your shoulders and your hair flapping in the wind, you can put the top down.
The same DNA of the 600LT Coupe
The power source for the 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider is a variant in itself of the 562 horse power twin turbo 3.8 liter V-8 engine in previous iterations of the spider. With a few tweaks the powerhouse has emerged as the 592 version of the same engine. It’s evenly matched with seven speed dual clutch transmission. An extra 30 horses doesn’t hurt a thing if you can keep them reigned in.
The structure of the new Spider
The 600LT Spider features a carbon fiber structure that makes it strong yet light as the wind. McLaren has seen fit to develop the car from the winged and vented body of the Coupe model and add the retractable roof mechanism which was borrowed from the 570S Spider. McLaren is a small company but they have an uncanny ability to take a few components such as a couple of varied suspension systems and their twin turbo V8 engine, make some mods and adjustments and come up with some really cool variations. Creative genius is at work at McLaren.
A few differences between the Coupe and the 600LT Spider
in essence, the Coupe and the Spider is the same car as the coupe with some revisions. The addition of the power roof mechanism adds to the weight of the vehicle to the tune of approximately 110 pounds. The body is more highly stylized over the coupe. When you’re on the inside of the Spider looking out, you’re totally surrounded by the -interior. Be aware that the hard top isn’t as fight fitting as it could be and you’re going to hear the whistle of the wind at higher speeds, but that’s just a part of the package.
When you take it out on the track, the rid is a little stiff and you’re going to get some road noise from the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R track tires. The car offers a lot of power but it’s handling is commensurate giving you as much control as is possible. It gains speed rapidly with amazing acceleration and precision steering. When you step on the brake there’s a reassuring firmness that gives you an even greater feeling of control, which can be deceptive if you’re not paying careful attention to the contours of the road. changing of the gears are quick and don’t interfere with the balance of the vehicle.
The new 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider is the fancied version of the Coupe that is set to take center stage. It’s a beauty that offers a great piece of eye candy for onlookers and it has the likelihood of becoming the most enjoyable new toy you’ll play with when the sun is out and the weather is warm. It’s going to be offered for a price tag of around $250,000 for the base vehicle. If you want to make it even more sassy, you can add on some of the optional equipment offered by the manufacturer for an extra $60,000. Keep your ears to the ground and your eyes peeled for more information on the release date.