McLaren unleashes 600LT Spider in Australia

14 Jun 2019

  • New McLaren 600LT Spider arrives in Australia, combining acclaimed track-honed dynamic excellence of 600LT Coupé with added exhilaration of open-air driving
  • Demand for 600LT Coupe and Spider surges globally
  • Maintains McLaren Longtail ethos of limited availability, increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement and track-focused dynamics
  • Priced from $496,000 plus on-roads

McLaren Automotive today released images of the new 600LT Spider taking to Victoria’s famed Great Ocean Road in an exhilarating open top drive to celebrate the model’s arrival Down Under.

Rob Pritchard, Head of Asia Pacific, McLaren Automotive, said: “The 600LT Spider carries the Longtail story on to its fifth chapter. Born from the legendary F1 bloodline, the 600LT lives and breathes the spirit of its predecessors, the F1 Longtail and 675LT, and the Spider is no exception.

“The response to both the 600LT Coupe and Spider globally has been exceptional, with our customers eager to enter into the exclusive McLaren LT family. With availability limited on the 600LT range, we anticipate the Spider variant will be equally sought after in the Australian market, with orders swiftly approaching production capacity.”

The new model captures McLaren’s Longtail philosophy of increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, track-focused dynamics and limited availability, but now with the added exhilaration of open-top driving capabilities of the Spider. Hand assembled in McLaren’s Woking headquarters, the 600LT Spider carries the coveted LT badge, joining an illustrious heritage that began in 1997 with the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’, of which only a development prototype and nine examples were built.

Victorious in five of the 11 rounds of the 1997 FIA GT Championship, the original Longtail also finished first and second in the GT1 class at Le Mans, almost 30 laps ahead of the opposition. McLaren Automotive revived the legendary Longtail name at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, with the launch of the 675LT Coupé, a limited-volume model that rapidly sold out. In response to customer demand, a 675LT Spider followed, all 500 examples of which were sold within two weeks. The fourth model to bear the Longtail name, the 600LT Coupé, was revealed in July 2018 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and has since been hailed by critics as one of the finest cars in its class – an accolade now being challenged by its new Spider sibling.

Like the Coupé, availability of the 600LT Spider is limited, and available to order now from McLaren retailers. The third vehicle from McLaren’s £1.2billion Track25 business plan, the 600LT Spider is priced from $496,000 plus on-roads. For more information, please contact McLaren Sydney (02 8892 8165), McLaren Melbourne (03 8420 8888), or McLaren Gold Coast (07 5509 7110).

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Notes to Editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

2017 saw the company launch further models including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, OnePlus, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

Visit cars.mclaren.com for more details.

Further information:

Gracia Yap
PR Manager – Asia Pacific | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +65 6338 3700
Mobile: +65 9109 3698
Email: gracia.yap@mclaren.com

Luisa Regattieri, Ruth Fletcher, Jordan Bishop
DEC PR for McLaren Automotive 
Phone : +61 2 8014 5033
Email : mclaren@decpr.com.au

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