The McLaren 765LT Spider is a gorgeous open-top supercar. This one is special because it uses color-changing paint from MSO’s customization division. The price of this particular shade is allegedly $500,000, according to the video. To illustrate, the 765LT Spider retails for $388,000 after a destination cost of $5,500, which means the paint costs more than the car.
The paint shifts from Lantana Purple to Amethyst Black depending on how you view the body. When you look at the vehicle, its color looks like a gradient from blue to black. The shade seems to take on a dark red tone from some angles.
Despite the wild exterior, the cabin is quite understated. It’s just black with light silver trim.
The 765LT Spider debuted in July 2021 as the most powerful convertible to date. Its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 produces 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque. The seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox has tweaks to shift 15 percent faster than the 720S Spider.
This performance is enough for the convertible to hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.8 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 10 seconds. The top speed is 205 mph (330 kph).
Compared to the 765LT Coupe, the Spider only weighs 108 pounds (49 kilograms). The extra mass comes mostly from the retractable carbon fiber hardtop and its operating mechanism. The top can be opened in 11 seconds at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour (50 kilometers per hour).
McLaren limited production of the Spider to 765 units. According to the YouTube description of this video, the owner of this one made sure to get the same build number as his McLaren Senna.
While the 765LT Spider starts at $388,000, it’s easy to pick up a much higher price tag. The example we drove during First Drive cost $507,420 because of options like carbon fiber $67,090, $18030 for track brakes, and $9,400 for paint.