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McLaren 650S Shock Collar Prank Is Hilariously Cruel

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It's not everyday that you run into a Mantis Green McLaren 650S Spider and certainly not often that you'll find one unlocked, unattended and just waiting to be stolen in a desolate parking lot.

Road Tripping With A 911 GT3 RS, Aventador SV And 675LT

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The cars pictured above are most certainly three of 2015's highlights, each offering hardcore driving thrills and being produced in limited numbers.

McLaren P1 And Bugatti Veyron Go Head-to-Head In Epic Drag Race

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While the Bugatti Veyron (in Super Sport guise) remains the world's fastest production car, the three current hybrid hypercars are capable of equally-impressive acceleration times thanks to their superior power-to-weight ratios.

Ignition Drives McLaren 570S On Track And Along Some Stunning Mountain Roads

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Thanks to its fun-loving nature and driver-focused personality, the McLaren 570S has been very well received by the press and customers alike.

McLaren P1 And 650S Drag Race Is Closer Than You'd Think

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Given the rather restrained design of the McLaren 650S and its lack of a screaming engine or exhaust note, one can easily dismiss just how incredibly fast it is.

Stock McLaren 570S Sounds Better Than Expected

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The McLaren 570S doesn’t have to get an aftermarket exhaust system to sound menacing, as a new video proves. The British sports car was captured on camera around Monaco, starting up its engine, revving and accelerating.

McLaren 675LT Burnout At Yas Marina Unleashes 666hp

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Alongside the P1 hybrid hypercar and the 570S sports car, the McLaren 675LT will long be remembered as one of three vehicles which turned the British automaker into a true rival for established sports car marques like Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini.

What Sounds Better; Ferrari's FXX K Or McLaren's P1 GTR?

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For wealthy supercar enthusiasts who aren't satisfied with the road cars offered by the world's leading automakers, the likes of the track-only Ferrari FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR offer the perfect answer.

Bruno Senna Drives The New McLaren 675LT Spider

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It may have been sold out in no time, but McLaren isn’t letting the the 675LT spider, which was officially unveiled over the web earlier this month, fade away.

McLaren Unveils New 675LT Spider, Prices It At $372,600

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With its 675 PS and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), McLaren's 675LT Spider looks ready to keep supercar customers away from the Ferrari 488 Spider.

Just like the Coupe version, the 675LT Spider is limited to 500 examples worldwide, which isn't a whole lot considering how strong customer demand has been for this model since the British supercar manufacturer launched the 675LT Coupe early this year.

McLaren is calling the 675LT Spider the "most focused, fastest and exhilarating open top model to ever wear a McLaren badge", which is understandable considering how it shares the same key characteristics as the Coupe - light weight, enhanced aerodynamics, high power and track-focused dynamics.

So far, 2015 has been a terrific year for McLaren Automotive, with notable debuts such as the two Sports Series models and the P1 GTR. The 675LT Spider however is here to further strengthen the Super Series range, which is why prices for it will start at $372,600 (£285,450).

Under its exclusive Solis painted skin sits the same 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V8 powertrain found in the Coupe, which means performance is certainly not going to be an issue. We're talking about 675 PS (666 BHP) at 7,100 rpm and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque available between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm, resulting in a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of just 2.9 seconds.

On paper, this is now the fastest accelerating car in its class, beating out the 488 GTB Spider by 0.1 seconds. It's actually not relevant in real world scenarios, but flashing these types of numbers can be a great way to win over both fans and potential customers.

Other performance figures include the 0-200 km/h (124 mph) sprint time which takes just 8.1 seconds, and the 326 km/h (203 mph) top speed, which also bests the Ferrari, though not the 2016 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. Of course you'll need to go a "little slower" than that in order for the three-piece retractable folding hardtop roof to open (up to 30 km/h or 19 mph).

The suspension setup and geometry of the 675LT Spider is similar to that of the Coupe, though the front end sits on lightweight springs and the front track has been increased by 20 mm (0.7 in). Overall stiffness has increased by 27% at the front and 63% at the rear, allowing for 40% more downforce than you'd get on the slightly older 650S Spider.

In terms of weight, we're looking at a power-to-weight ratio of 532 PS per tonne, while the dry weight of the vehicle holds steady at 1,270 kg (2,799 lbs) - with a 42/58 distribution. In fact, this car is a full 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the 650S Spider, which is part of the reason why it can return 24.2 mpg (11.6 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle. Compared to the 675LT Coupe, the Spider is only 40 kg (88 lbs) heavier, all because of the retractable roof system.

The 675LT Spider is fitted with 10-spoke Ultra-Lightweight forged alloys measuring 19" at the front and 20" at the rear, wearing P Zero Trofeo R tires developed in collaboration with Pirelli (McLaren's technical partner). By customer choice, two other wheel options are available - a new 20-spoke design which comes in both liquid metal and diamond cut finishes, as well as the 5-spoke design which we first saw on the Coupe.

As for exterior colors, the Spider gets the full paint palette offered on the Coupe, which now includes the new Silica White, Delta Red, Napier Green and Chicane Grey finishes, though this deep golden Solis color was developed only for the open-top Spider model.

First deliveries will take place in the summer of 2016, with the car expected to be on deck long before that, arriving at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.

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McLaren 570S Looks Truly Beautiful In Latest Promo

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When McLaren Automotive reinvented itself as a brand new automaker with the 12C in 2011, it got off to a slow start. Early 12C models were criticised for their lack of emotion, particularly when compared to the car's Italian rivals, the Ferrari 458 Italia and Lamborghini Gallardo.

LaFerrari, 918 Spyder and P1 Go Against Each Other On The Track

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After a few failed attempts and delays, Chris Harris managed to get the latest breed of hypercars together at the same circuit.

Track-Only McLaren P1 GTR Is Quite A Spectacle In London Streets

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McLaren’s answer to the Ferrari FXX K is called the P1 GTR. The track-only supercar is currently the pinnacle in the brand's portfolio and one of them was delivered in London.

McLaren 570S Vs. Lamborghini Huracan In Acceleration Test

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McLaren's 570S is the British brand’s latest model, but can it really challenge the hotter, more powerful and more expensive Lamborghini Huracan?

McLaren Debuts GTR Driver Programme In Barcelona With Seven P1 GTRs

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The ultra-exclusive P1 GTR Driver Programme was launched at the Circuit de Catalunya, with seven very lucky -and very rich- people meeting their new track toy for the first time.

It Looks Like McLaren’s New Entry-Level 570S Puts Fun Above All

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McLaren finally let the media have a go in what is arguably, the most important model of its lineup, the all-new 570S.

Sutcliffe Drives The McLaren 570S, Says It Makes Sense

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The 570S is McLaren’s idea of a sports car and this highly positive review by Steve Sutcliffe seems to confirm all the other good things we’ve heard about it.

Haters, Look Away: McLaren 675LT Customized By MSO Gets Delivered

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Only days after taking delivery of his first Ferrari, YouTuber Shmee150 has collected a brand new McLaren 675LT customized by McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

McLaren Details Special 650S Can-Am Next To A Beautiful 1965 M1B Racer

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The official reveal of the new limited edition 650S Can-Am brought us also the first promo video from the British supercar maker.

Bruno Senna To Mentor McLaren P1 GTR Driver Program [w/Video]

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Former Formula 1 and current McLaren GT factory driver Bruno Senna, has joined the McLaren P1 GTR Driver Program where he will act as mentor at each track event.