Confirmation has been given to Dutch publication Autovisie that a McLaren 675LT Spider derivative is indeed in the works. The news was confirmed by the British marque during an interview with the news outlet.
When the 675LT was initially revealed, McLaren said that it would only be offered as a coupe given its hardcore and track-focused dynamics. On the back of exceptional demand for the 675LT which saw all 500 units sold out almost instantly, McLaren has been convinced to also offer the car as a convertible.
It remains to be seen how many examples of the McLaren 675LT Spider could be produced, but there’s certainly a possibility it will also be restricted to 500 examples. It isn’t all that surprising that a 675LT Spider is being developed as most supercar manufacturers that offer hardcore coupe variants, also later introduce convertible versions. For example, Ferrari with the 16M Scuderia Spider, 458 Speciale A and 599 SA Aperta and Lamborghini with the Gallardo Superleggera Spyder and Aventador SV Roadster.
It’s inevitable that the 675LT will receive all the same weight savings, aerodynamic improvements and engine modifications as the coupe. It should therefore weigh about 100 kg less than the regular 650S Spider and be powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering 666 hp.