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McLaren 675LT teased, debuts at the Geneva Motor Show

January 31, 2015
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McLaren has teased its latest upcoming sportscar in a new teaser video. The new sportscar is named the McLaren 675LT; ‘LT’ stands for Longtail. The new 675LT will join the new McLaren Super Series range that includes the 650S and the Asia-only 625C. Aside from the obvious longtail treatment, the 675LT will have optimized aerodynamics, increased downforce, driver engagement, power and reduced weight.

Full engine specifications have not been released yet but the sportscar maker has revealed that the engine will develop 675 PS (666 bhp). The new model will be the most powerful one in the Super Series and will be offered only in coupe bodystyle. The McLaren 675LT will debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Sales will commence this year itself with deliveries scheduled to start later this year.

More information is available in the press release below.

A SECOND GENEVA DEBUT AND A NEW NAME: THE McLAREN 675LT – Press Release

  • LT model designation – standing for ‘Longtail’ – to join exisitng C and S range hierarchy
  • LT to be the lightest, the quickest, and the purest version in the range
  • Introduced by the 675LT which joins 650S and Asia-only 625C in the newly named McLaren Super Series
  • Global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015 alongside the production-intent McLaren P1™ GTR
  • Modern day interpretation of the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’– the evolution of a true world-beater

McLaren will look to its heritage when it revives the legendary ‘Longtail’ name given to one of the purest GT sportscars of all time, the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’, for the launch of the new McLaren 675LT at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. This road legal supercar will embody the ‘Longtail’ ethos with a focus on performance optimised aerodynamics, increased downforce, driver engagement, power and reduced weight.

The 675LT will join the core range of McLaren supercars alongside the existing 650S and Asia-only 625C to form the newly named McLaren Super Series which sits above the recently announced Sports Series in the range hierarchy. In line with the convention begun with the 650S, the number 675 denotes the power produced by the 675LT’s engine in PS – the output equating to a devilish 666bhp. This figure makes the 675LT the most powerful offering in the Super Series. It will be offered in coupé bodystyle only when deliveries start later this year.

The iconic Longtail name made its debut during the 1997 season of sportscar racing, and saw a legendary model from McLaren on the grids around the world evolve into the most efficient race-focused version seen to-date. Rather than rest on the laurels of the highly-successful examples from the previous two seasons, which included a win on its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, McLaren moved the benchmark on further – an approach that echoes through the company to this very day. Formula 1™ knowledge and experience, and the know-how gained from the pinnacle of the sport created the purest version of a true world-beater.

The distinctive stretched silhouette of the McLaren F1 GTR became known during the season as the ‘Longtail’. The nickname stuck, and the model demonstrated the ultimate example of one of motorsport’s most successful GT cars.

More details of the 675LT, including its startling performance figures, will be announced in the weeks running up to the Geneva Show.

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