Something about getting a brand new toy; the smell, the fresh plastics, it’s like an orgasm of materialism and frankly it’s irresistible. Especially when the toy is a McLaren 675LT. You can almost smell the anticipation in those factory-sealed seats.

Even the keys are still in a wrapper!

I don’t know why the virginity of material objects has such a powerful draw, probably because I’ve been programmed by modern marketing to crave consumption. But watching this car come out of its cellophane chrysalis as a beautiful 666 horsepower butterfly is deeply satisfying.


Congratulations to Lee in Australia on his fresh new ride. Stay in school, kids.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL

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