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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Track Focused McLaren 675LT Spider Sells Out in Just Two Weeks

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The folks at McLaren have probably earned some time off for the holidays. The British supercar brand has been hard at work growing the product portfolio from just one car in 2011 to five cars by the end of this year, and one of their newest models has sold out in just two weeks.
 
The current McLaren lineup starts with the 540C and 570S, which are something of  Porsche 911-fighters. Then you have the 625C, 650S, and 675LT before the range-topping P1 hybrid hypercar.

That makes the 675LT the highest-tier car that is not a world-beating $1.6 million hypercar. And it is the convertible version of the 675LT that has sold out so quickly.

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According to Carscoops, McLarean has sold all 500 examples of the high-performance drop-top in just two weeks. The 675LT Spider was something of a revelation, considering how when the 675LT coupe debuted debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we were assured that we would not see a convertible version.
 
Unsurprisingly, there was a demand from McLaren’s well-heeled clients, and thus the 675LT Spider was born…and then sold out.
 
 
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The 675LT stands for “Long Tail” and is an more hardcore, track-focused version of the 650S, which was based on the MP4-12C that kicked off McLaren’s current run of new models.

 It features efforts in weight reduction, carbon fiber bits throughout, a new active rear spoiler that also acts as an air brake, and a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that puts out a sinister 666 horsepower.


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The Spider version of the 675LT shares all of these attributes, but has a unique folding hardtop roof. The 675LT Spider has a starting price of $372,600, which is not bad for a supercar that gets from zero to sixty in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 203 mph.

 Too bad there aren’t any more available for the 2016 model year, which went on sale two weeks ago. You’ll have to wait for the 2017s, which should go on sale late next year.