The last open top McLaren 600LTs arrive stateside with an added MSO twist
All examples of McLaren’s acclaimed 600LT Spider coming to North America have now been fully ordered – with the exception of a final opportunity to catch one of 12 cars with a striking McLaren Special Operations (MSO) design theme. Inspired by a venomous arachnid, Segestria Florentina, the dozen McLaren 600LT Spider Segestria Borealis by MSO – which have already gained the nickname of ‘Spider Spider’ – arrived in the USA this month and are now reaching the select retailers who will be offering them for sale.
These final McLaren 600LT Spiders embody the McLaren Longtail philosophy of increased power, reduced weight, optimized aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement, track focused dynamics and limited availability. But more than this, they also have a unique and striking design theme, inspired by two distinct elements:
• The green fangs of the venomous spider, which are mirrored in the twin Napier Green stripes that run from the nose of the car to the signature top-exit exhausts at the tail
• The irridescent black body of the spider, which is represented by the Borealis black MSO Defined paint that shimmers through deep green, purple and claret undertones as the angle of the light changes
Additional exterior features that further highlight the theme include MSO Bespoke Napier Green brake calipers: 10-spoke lightweight forged wheels in gloss black; a web motif in Napier Green on the rear wing and door mirrors, and pinstripe detailing on front fender, side skirt and rear diffuser vanes.
Customers will also benefit from the MSO Clubsport Pack as part of the specification, meaning that Super Lightweight Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, a Carbon Fibre interior upgrade, lightweight titanium wheel bolts and MSO Defined Gloss Visual Carbon Fibre Front Fender Louvres all feature as standard.
The cockpit of the McLaren 600LT Spider Segestria Borealis continues the bold color scheme with MSO Bespoke bright green stitching and webbing design to the Alcantara trimmed racing seats, unique headrest embroidery, steering wheel stitching and 12 o’clock highlight mark.
The specification of the car is further enhanced with the inclusion at no additional cost of a high-performance Bowers and Wilkins 12 speaker audio system; McLaren Track Telemetry; rear view camera and parking sensors; volumetric alarm upgrade and vehicle lift to allow the nose of the car to be raised when required.
Like all McLaren 600LTs, the Segestria Borealis by MSO features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 592bhp and 457lb ft of torque, enabling 0-60mph acceleration in a blistering 2.8 seconds. Performance is further enhanced by both the lightweight carbon fibre bodywork that creates the Longtail silhouette and the fixed rear wing, which generates 220.5lbs of downforce at 155mph.
Ultra-precise, track-focused handling is supported by a forged aluminum double-wishbone suspension system with recalibrated dampers, firmer engine mounts and a lightweight braking system. The 600LT Spider is fitted with bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P- Zero™ Trofeo R tires and the driving experience is further enhanced with quicker steering and sharpened responses from throttle and brake pedals. The three-piece, retractable hardtop can be operated at speeds up to 25mph, with the simple push of a button.
“The McLaren 600LT Spider Segestria Borealis by MSO is a singular example of the visionary, creative approach to the artistry of McLaren Special Operations. Like any 600LT, it is a purposeful, single-minded and menacing creation, but in this instance all the power and performance of this supercar is expressed in a unique and striking design scheme that fits with the desire of many McLaren owners to personalize their cars to make them truly their own.” Anthony Joseph, President, McLaren North America
With an MSRP of $275,500, this final version of the 600LT Spider is available to purchase now from select McLaren Retailers.