How much would you pay to get yourself from 0 to 100 kilometres an hour in 2.8 seconds in perhaps the sleekish, stylish way possible? Well, McLaren wants you to part with $275k to be able to limitlessly spin in the ‘Spider-Spider’. And even those usually stricken by the most powerful potency of arachnophobia won’t help but be taken in by this beauty.
The Segestria Florentina is one of three Tube Spider species native to Britain, it’s recognisable jaws a lucid, striking green in the dominant female. To spot one you’ll be peeking through holes in walls and turning over a good few stones for the elusive beast.
The larger Tube spider species has the ability to poach large and dangerous prey, seizing and dragging the unfortunate subject into its habitat to its doom. To get people into the racer it has now magnificently inspired, with the super-slick, super-rare McLaren 600LT Spider Segestria Borealis, you’ll have no such problem. Friends, family, foes will be clamouring to partner you in this machine.
Inspired by the arachnid kingdom, and limited to just 12 editions, stepping into this beauty you’ll be less ‘Spider-Man’, more ‘Spider-Don’.
The British manufacturer proudly but boldly claims that the car ‘demands no compromises when it comes to primal performance.’ Balance is the complete and utter onus on the iconic model which tops out at a blistering 201mph (324kph) propelled by a McLaren 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V8 with an extra 30PS and 20Nm of torque. It has a 592 brake horse power and 457 pound-feet (620 newton-metres), running power to the ground through a seven-speed Seamless Shift Dual Clutch Gearbox (SSG).
The car features a stunning three-shade – Horsell Green, Arbor, and Steppe Green - satin paint job that required 430 hours of manpower. The exterior has hand-painted pinstripe accents in Napier Green on the body and contrasting gloss black wheels and upper window surround. The interior is complemented with dark green, jet black and Laurel green leather with Laurel green micro-piping contrasts with charcoal grey cashmere.
The car is longer at both ends and features an eye-catching unique rear wing. It boasts ‘dramatic’ rear buttresses and dihedral doors and the signature daytime running lights have been darkened and feature a bespoke 600LT design.
And, of course, channel your inner James Bond with the press of a button to catch the attention of envious admirers when the ultra-light retractable hard top roof disappears beneath a tonneau cover.
The 600LT Segestria Borealis includes an upgraded Bowers & Wilkins 12-speaker audio system, rear parking sensors, a front axle lift system, and a McLaren Track Telemetry data recorder. And, of course, channel your inner James Bond with the press of a button to catch the attention of envious admirers when the ultra-light retractable hard top roof disappears beneath a tonneau cover.
As McLaren themselves declare, ‘Roof up or down, the 600LT Spider has a sense of perfect balance. Everything is there for a purpose.
‘Upholding the LT name in open-air style.’