How does 0-124 mph in 6.7 seconds sound?
The McLaren 765LT Spider is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 755 horsepower, which gets it from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. Keep your foot flat for seven seconds, and you'll be knocking on the door of 124 mph.
For most people, that's fast enough. But the kind folks at Novitec reckoned they could still get more out of the car if only to go full Mad Max on the Autobahn. It already offers an insane upgrade for the hardtop, and now the drop-top is getting a turn.
The Spider gets the same upgrades as the 765LT, which takes power up to 855 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 662 lb-ft of peak torque at 6,300 rpm.
The 765LT Spider is equipped with a Novitec N-Tronic plug-and-play module, available in three levels. The module plugs directly into the ECU of the vehicle and provides Novitec-developed maps for injection, ignition, and boost pressure control.
To unlock the full 855 horses, you also need to add the thermally-insulated Novitec Race high-performance exhaust system and ceramic-coated turbo inlet pipes.
These upgrades have a significant impact on the performance. Novitec claims a 0-62 mph time of 2.5 seconds, and a 0-124 mph in just 6.7 seconds. According to Novitec, the top speed is increased to over 206 mph.
Novitec claims its high-performance exhaust system is a must, even if you don't opt for the plug-and-play module. It claims the system produces a sportier soundtrack and has a performance-enhancing effect courtesy of sophisticated exhaust routing. Thanks to the thermal insulation, the engine bay is also cooler. One can further optimize the thermal management via 999 finer gold plating.
The upgraded exhaust also looks different on the outside, thanks to four 3.5-inch tailpipes available in various versions with or without carbon embellishers and with fine gold plating.
It comes with several naked carbon exterior fittings to help differentiate the Novitec 765LT Spider from the standard car. They include inserts on the trunk lid, headlights, scuff plates, and air intakes.
The rims are made for Novitec by Vossen in the USA. According to Novitec, they are made using state-of-the-art forging and machining technology featuring seven delicate twin spokes and a hub cover in a center lock design. The wheels are available in 72 colors in a brushed or polished finish. This particular car runs 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inches at the rear. Thanks to Novitec's sports springs, the ride height is dropped by 0.8 inches.
A leather and Alcantara interior is standard in a virtually endless variety of colors.