'Spider Spider' set to fly: the last open top McLaren 600LTs arrive stateside - with an added MSO twist

19 May 2020

  • Final 12 examples of McLaren 600LT Spiders arrive in North American market
  • Unique Segestria Borealis design theme by McLaren Special Operations showcases visionary creative approach
  • Inspired by a venomous arachnid, custom paint and interior detailing create a striking final opportunity to secure a new 600LT Spider

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.

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About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance 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’s product portfolio of GT, Supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in more than 32 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.

In 2018, the company launched its new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will see it produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider as well as the new GT, the track-only Senna GTR and unveiled the 620R and the McLaren Elva. In 2020, McLaren launched the 765LT.

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, technology and solutions. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, OnePlus, Pirelli,  Richard Mille, and Tumi.

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

Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 714 501 8137
Email: roger.ormisher@mclaren.com

Laura Tilley
Public Relations Manager | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 765 517 2186
Email: laura.tilley@mclaren.com

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