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McLaren's 675LT Spider is an extremely hardcore convertible supercar

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As we discovered for ourselves, the McLaren 675LT is one of the most perfectly balanced track-focused supercars on the road today. The problem is that they're only making 500 of them, and it's really, really hard to add that base layer of tan when you've got a full roof over your head.

Now, there's a solution: McLaren has taken the wraps off of its 675LT Spider, a convertible hardtop version of the craziest car that Woking makes short of the P1 hypercar. Like the regular 675LT, the Spider is basically a reworked version of its 650S equivalent with more of everything (horsepower, aerodynamic bodywork) except weight — this model is a full 220 pounds lighter than the 650S Spider, McLaren says. The company says it is making the Spider "in direct response to significant customer demand."

Like the hardtop, the Spider is limited to 500 units and is motivated by a 666-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8. The 0-62 mph comes in 2.9 seconds (same as the hardtop) with a top speed of 203 mph, only 2 mph slower. And let's be honest: if you're going over 200 with the top down, 2 mph probably doesn't make much of a difference.

If you want one, come with a comically large paycheck backed by an equally large bank account — McLaren is charging $372,600 for the Spider, and odds are good that it'll sell out quickly. There's no shortage of rich people who appreciate a top-down supercar, after all.

McLaren 675LT Spider photos