As McLaren’s new 600LT Spider goes into production, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is hoping to inspire owners with their bespoke purchases with a special design treatment curated for the stage at the Geneva International Motor Show.
“Our design team relished the opportunity to accentuate the 600LT’s cutting-edge looks and with painstaking attention to detail, including the use of innovative materials, we’ve showcased our craftsmanship too,” says Ansar Ali, Managing Director of McLaren Special Operations.
In tribute to the car’s 675LT predecessor, the 600LT Spider features flashes of metallic Napier Green on a Dove Grey base. Napier Green was one of the 675LT’s original colours, which has since been strictly relegated to the bespoke colour palette, and is also featured on the brake callipers and interior accent stitching. Using a new production process, the exterior accents are applied to a thin film in a manner borrowed from GT-racecar liveries.
Like previous offerings, the 600LT Spider features a full suite of carbon-fibre options, including the popular front fender gills, which feature a satin finish in another nod to the 675LT. The retractable hard-top is finished in carbon black and the ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels in gloss black.
The car’s lightweight carbon-fibre racing seats are borrowed from the McLaren Senna, and cloaked in grippy Alcantara (as are the steering wheel and headliner. The interior also features carbon-fibre trimmings, and 600LT specifics, such as headrest embroidery, accelerator etching and dedication plaque.
And to finish it off, there is the increase in power to turn the lightweight car into an exhilarating performer — its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V-8 makes 592 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 100 km/h from a standstill in 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of 324 km/h (with the roof on; 315 with it off).