The McLaren 675LT Spider is a wicked droptop

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by Gerard Jude Castillo | Dec 7, 2015
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McLaren 675LT Spider

After the McLaren 675LT blew everyone away last year, its roofless version has been introduced. Gentlemen, meet the 675LT Spider.

Just like the coupe, the Spider promises thrills behind the wheel in the form of a 0-100kph time of 2.9 seconds, 0-200kph time of just 8.1 ticks, and top speed of 326kph. Of course, the fun doesn’t just come in a straight line. The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that puts out 675hp at 7,100rpm and 700Nm at 5,000-6,500 rpm gives this beastly machine more than enough power to blast out of corners. And with a feather-like 532hp per ton, you will surely feel it fly.

Apart from the eye-watering performance, this McLaren is also a visual treat to stare at. Those dramatic-looking extended front splitters, end plates, side sills, air inlets, radiator grilles, and other aerodynamic bits all combine to give the car massive amounts of downforce. These are in addition to that signature Longtail Airbrake, which is 50% larger than those found in other Super Series models.

And speaking of that roof, the retractable hardtop stows neatly into its own color-coordinated cover. Not only does this aid in the aesthetics, it likewise keeps that awesome engine visible behind a polycarbonate cover. Finally, the 675LT Spider can be had with 10-spoke or five-spoke or even specially designed 20-spoke alloy wheels. These are sized 19 inches up front and 20 inches in the rear.

The ultra-quick performance and handling of the supercar is made possible by a carbon fiber-filled exterior, as well as interior trims lined with the stuff. In fact, even the A/C has been removed to help save weight. Those that can’t live without this luxury can specify it as a no-cost option.

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The McLaren 675LT Spider is the second model to wear the Longtail moniker after the Coupe, since its resurrection last year. It is a fitting successor to the McLaren F1 GTR LT of 1997--the most menacing version of the potent F1 supercar. This new version promises to bring more spills and thrills to those lucky enough to own any of the 500 units that will be built. Of course, you need to be able to afford the £285,450 (P20.26 million) price tag. If only money grew on trees...

 

McLaren 675LT Spider

McLaren 675LT Spider

McLaren 675LT Spider

McLaren 675LT Spider

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