Now, we’re not usually ones to enjoy a so-called ‘special edition’ when only the paint colour has been changed and a few optional extras added. However, we’ll park our prejudices for a moment, because look what we have here.
This is the Pikes Peak Collection of McLaren 600LT Spiders. There are six of them, so technically it’s a cluster of Spiders. Don’t they look fantastic?
The collection has been commissioned through McLaren’s Special Ops division (MSO) by McLaren Denver – hence the connection to Colorado’s awesome hillclimb event – and each car is specced with the MSO Club Sport Pack, featuring bare carbon exterior pieces, titanium wheel bolts and the lightweight racing seats from a McLaren Senna.
Those stunning colours are known as Black Gold, White Gold, Nerello Red, Volcano Red, Aurora Blue and Midas Grey. Lovely. Plus, each of the Pikes Peak editions includes a gold and matte black vinyl stripe as well as Satin Speedline Gold wheels. As any good car enthusiast will tell you (often repeatedly), stripes very definitely boost horsepower.
Inside, the Pikes Peak logo is embroidered into the headrests and there are touches of gold everywhere you look.
No mechanical changes have been made to the six 600LTs, so you’re stuck with the standard 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, which puts out 592bhp and 457lb ft of torque, and will get from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds. Enough, really.
All that remains is to hope and pray that McLaren fancies a run at the actual Pikes Peak climb. After all, the production record is currently held by the Bentley Continental GT…