For those who find the ‘regular’ McLaren 720S Spider boring, this is for you

When you find the McLaren 720S Spider too mild
by Greg Potts | Jan 18, 2020
PHOTO: TopGear.com

Toward the end of 2018, German tuning company Novitec decided it would inhabit the nightmares of other road users by unveiling an angry, widebody version of the McLaren 720S. Every single body panel was changed. It featured a Senna-like front end, a mashed-potato-beige paint job, and the small matter of 795hp. Yikes.

You’ll now be pleased to learn, then, that Novitec has got its hands on the 720S Spider. Above is the result—it’s similar-looking to the hardtop, only now, all of the aero addendums have been left bare in that marble-effect forged carbon fiber. Novitec says the “sophisticated design” has been optimized in a wind tunnel, too.

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Like its hardtop sibling, the Spider also goes by the name N-Largo, and is very much large-o (sorry). It’s 60mm wider at the front and 130mm wider at the rear than a standard 720S, while a new sports suspension setup drops the ride height by 35mm. The wheels are from Miami-based manufacturer Vossen.

There’s the same engine upgrades as the coupe too. An ECU upgrade, combined with an Inconel exhaust, sees power from the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 rise to 795hp and torque to 878Nm.

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That’s plenty, we’d imagine. The 0-100kph sprint takes just 2.7sec, and top speed is now  346kph.

Just 15 examples of the 720S Spider N-Largo will be built by Novitec, but there’s no word on how much each one will cost. No doubt it’ll be plenty, though. What was that saying about money and taste?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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