The McLaren 600LT Spider is a pretty special thing by any measure, with a 592bhp engine and handling so precise it puts a surgical laser to shame. This clutter of Spiders, though, are just a bit more special.
They’re called the Pikes Peak Collection, after the infamous hillclimb race in Colorado. Why? Because they were ordered by McLaren Denver, the dealership local to the Peak. Clearly, whoever it was at the dealership that put the specs together – working with McLaren Special Operations – has a really good eye.
The six cars are finished in Nerello Red, Black Gold, Volcano Red, White Gold, Midas Grey and Aurora Blue. Each has a matte black and gold stripe and they all roll on Speedline wheels finished in matt gold. Delicious.
All of them also have the MSO Club Sport pack. That includes various bits of bare-carbon bodywork, racing seats nabbed from the Senna and titanium wheel bolts. Which must take a couple of thousandths of a second off lap times by themselves.
Inside, the seats are embroidered with the Pikes Peak logo, there’s lots of gold trim and a numbered plaque.
Mechanically, the cars are standard with the aforementioned 592bhp from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 mounted amidships. It’s good for 457lb/ft of torque, as well. The net result is a 0-62mph time of 2.8secs and a top speed of 201mph. And you can drop the roof, giving you unfettered access to the aggressively gutural sound coming from the exhaust.
In America, the 600LT Spider carries a list price of $256,500 and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if McLaren Denver will charge another 100 grand on top of that for one of Pikes Peak Collection.
By Graham King