Is McLarens second attempt at a modern long tail supersport ready for the track as good as the first – the 675LT? Thats the hot topic this week, and all the signs so far have promised.

The 600LT coupé is, of course, the best car for the coach driver. In October last year, at the Anglesey circuit, he won a close vote at the head of a fairly incredible field that included the A110 Alpine, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 and the Ferrari 488 Pista.

Road Tester

At that time, the coupe escaped our road test treatment, so now is our chance to lavish the full six-page performance evaluation exercise on the new 600LT Spider. Now we can finally explore in depth what makes this latest Longtail brilliant, and also better define what exactly was the car that made your victory at Anglesey last year so tight.

Our first drive of the 600LT Spider occurred earlier this year in North America, where, only on the road, the car repeated a feat that we are beginning to take for granted from McLaren: it demonstrated all the apparent advantages of the coupé – huge pace, superb steering, balanced handling and an impressive calibration of the right suspension for the road – but added the appeal of open-top driving with a rigid, foldable roof.

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