McLaren Builds Limited Edition Carbon Fiber Bodied 675LT Spiders
Only 25 units will be made worldwide and they're already spoken for
If the 675LT Spider is not exclusive enough for you, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is building 25 carbon fiber bodied 675 LT Spider models that feature a similar bodywork treatment as the McLaren P1 displayed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Although the standard 675LT Spider features plenty of carbon fiber bits, McLaren's bespoke division has added a further 40 percent of body panels made from the same lightweight material with a unique gloss finish.
Called the MSO Carbon Series LT, the exclusive model is strictly limited to 25 units worldwide. Don't rush to the bank, though, as all of them have already been sold.
Body elements that distinguish the 675LT from the 650S are all carbon fiber with a gloss finish that reveals the weave of the material. Furthermore, the electrically retractable roof and tonneau, A-pillars, bonnet and rear deck, side blades, fuel filler flap, as well as front and rear wings are all made from gloss finished carbon fiber.
Since the car features around 40 percent additional carbon fiber parts over the standard model, significant additional development work was required from the MSO craftsmen. The bad news is owners of 675LT Spiders won't be able to retro-fit the gloss carbon fiber body to their cars.
Besides the spectacular appearance, the exclusive supercar packs more standard equipment such as the McLaren Track Telemetry pack (including three track cameras), as well as GT3-inspired functional louvers on the front wings.
Nothing changes from a mechanical point of view, with the MSO Carbon Series LT featuring the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine from the 675LT Spider. Delivering 675 PS (666 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, the engine offers blistering performance. 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes just 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) is achieved in 8.1 seconds, and top speed is 326 km/h (203 mph).
Production of the first MSO Carbon Series LT units begins in autumn 2016, with first deliveries expected before the end of the year.