McLaren 675LT Spider 'Longtail' Goes Topless And Evil With 666 HP

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The last time we visited McLaren, the company had just unveiled the 570S, which is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that thumps out a generous 562hp and 443 ft-lbs of torque. Today, however, McLaren has introduced something that is a whole lot more sinister… and that’s a good thing.

The 675LT Spider is the drop top version of the 675LT coupe that was first introduced last year. But this rolling art doesn’t come with a garden variety fabric soft top; the 675LT Spider feature a three-piece retractable hardtop. So when the cold weather rolls into town, you’ll still be able to enjoy your hell-raising chariot with reckless abandon.

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And speaking of hell-raising, the 675LT Spider features a version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine shared with the rest of the McLaren family. In 675LT Spider duty, it generates a demonic 666hp and 516 ft-lbs of torque. That’s enough to send the vehicle to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, pass 124 mph in 8.1 seconds and top out at 203 mph.

The 675LT Spider, which is basically a reworked version of the 650S Spider albeit with 220 fewer pounds to lug around, features a heavy dose of carbon fiber that is used in everything from the front bumper/splitter to the front underbody to the side skirts to the rear fenders. The 675LT Spider also makes extensive use of aerodynamic aids to ensure that the vehicle hugs the road when hitting the track (and believe me, you’ll need to take the 675LT Spider to the track to really see it truly shine, as public roads just aren’t enough to showcase its skills).

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Like the standard 675LT, the 675LT Spider is limited to just 500 units globally, and we have the feeling that McLaren will have no trouble finding a home for each and every one of them – and that’s despite the lofty asking price of $372,600.