2016 McLaren 675LT Spider
$300,000 - $350,000
- One of just 500 675LT Spiders built
- Track-tuned, ultra–high-performance version of McLaren’s second modern supercar
- Presented in as-new condition
- Less than 2,000 original miles
When automakers talk about taking lessons learned on a race track and applying them to production cars, few are as serious as McLaren Automotive. The British car builder’s rebirth as a builder of sports cars stemmed directly from decades of circuit racing dominance with the striking 650S that bowed at 2014’s Geneva Motor Show.
Sharing only its name with the wild McLaren F1 of two decades prior, the 650S paired a carbon fiber chassis with active aerodynamics and a twin-turbo V-8 engine. A year later, McLaren took an even bigger step forward with the 675LT, the first McLaren since the F1 GTR race car nearly 20 years prior to wear the “Longtail” nomenclature. The 675LT amplified what McLaren learned developing the 650S. Focused on track racing, the 675LT upgraded every functional item from its 650S sibling. Its upsized carbon ceramic brakes bring the car to a halt even faster. Special 10-spoke alloy wheels weighed almost 1.8 lbs. less than those fitted to the 650S, further reducing unsprung weight. Additional use of carbon fiber sliced the curb weight even further. In short, McLaren took a scalpel and sharpened it.
A year after the 675LT debuted, McLaren added a Spider version with a folding hardtop that allowed for sunbaked sprints to 60 mph in under three seconds.
The 2016 675LT Spider offered here comes from the first year of production for the convertible variant and is one of just 500 examples built. Its white exterior is subtle—at least as much so as one of the world’s finest supercars can possibly be. The McLaren is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine which is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Inside, a black and red Alcantara interior is set off by red accent stitching on the dash and seats. Exposed carbon fiber trim sets a sporty mood while saving weight. Wrapped around its narrow-spoke wheels are Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R tires, as recommended by McLaren. The 675LT Spider shows about 2,000 miles, which is backed up by its as-new condition.