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Is This the McLaren 675LT Spider? Spyshots Point to "Yes"

McLaren has accustomed us to its “a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind” philosophy, so we’ve learned not to expect too many decision-switching moves from them. As it turns out, we were wrong, and this is one mistake we’re glad to have made.
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That’s the only attitude you can have when Woking appears to have changed its mind on building a Spider version of the 675LT. You are now looking at what seem to be the first spyshots of the 675 Longtail Spider.

The photos were sent to us by one of our readers, who explained the German-plates supercar was spotted testing in Spain.

Unless somebody has decided to come up with the worst McLaren wrap job ever, this supercar seems to be covered in camouflage. However, the clues underneath the black faux skin are mixed.

While the massive air intakes on the sides of the Mac resemble those of the 675LT, the rear end details look more like they belong on a 650S.

Nevertheless, given the latest report, we expect this to be the Longtail version. We’re talking about a report that explains that McLaren’s initial decision of only building the Longtail as a coupe was changed thanks to strong customer demand.

And it’s not difficult to understand why the supercar clientele would want Woking to also build a Spider. For one thing, the 675 is Mclaren’s current non-hybrid flagship. Fetishists will also tell you this is a nod to the Longtail incarnation of the F1 GTR.

Packing 675 PS (666 hp) and with a diet-enhanced dry weight of 2,712 lbs (1,230 kg), this $400k contraption is Britain’s answer to people asking how a Huracan rival can become an Aventador fighter.

With Mclaren only building 500 units of the fixed-roof model, all of which are already sold out, the need for extra Longtailness only comes naturally.

The Brits are probably the best in the supercar business when it comes to building open-top versions that offer nearly the same performance as coupes. For instance, we expect the weight penalty brought by the Spider to sit at around 90 lbs (40 kg) or less. If you want one, you’d better call the right people now.

 
 
 
 
 

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