Just in time for the holidays, meet the McLaren 675LT Spider.

McLaren has yet to release final performance figures, but there's little doubt the Spider will come within a tenth of a second or so of the coupe's 2.9-second zero-to-62mph time, and no more than one mile per hour off its 205mph top speed.

It is the British carmaker's fifth new model this year, and in the US, it will set its happy buyer back a cool $372,600. For this sum, that lucky he or she will take the wheel of the fastest open-top production car in the company's history — and let's be honest, that's saying something. Like its fixed-head stablemate (a limited-production masterpiece that has long since sold out, after a debut at the Geneva motor show in March), the Spider packs a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 producing 666 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. At 2,800 pounds, it is 88lbs heavier than the 675LT coupe but 220lbs lighter than the lesser 650S Spider. The car matches the coupe's 2.9-second zero-to-62mph time, and loses just 2mph to its 205mph top speed. And that's with the top down, of course.

Apart from its three-piece folding hard top, the Spider sets itself apart from the coupe with gorgeous new 20-inch, 10-spoke forged alloy wheels and a Hot Wheels-like metallic paint colour called Solis.

All it needs is a big red bow.

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