The McLaren 675LT supercar has been confirmed for a limited production of 500 examples worldwide. The road legal supercar runs on a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 675 hp and 700 Nm of torque. A 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels. The 675 LT reaches 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and tops out at 330 km/h.
The McLaren 675LT mainly focuses on track-focused dynamics, increased power, light weight, optimised aerodynamics, and driver engagement. Compared to the 650S, the engine is 25 hp more powerful and produces 22 Nm of torque more. Over half of the parts have been changed in the engine to produce this increased power and torque. The windscreen and the rear bulkhead glass have been kept thinner to save 4.5 kg. Another weight saving measure is the engine cover which has been replaced with a motorsport-style polycarbonate. With a dry weight of 1,230 kg, the 675LT is 100 kg lighter than the 650S and the lightest model in the McLaren Super Series range.
The Normal, Sport and Track driving modes have been re-calibrated for enhanced performance. The throttle response has been optimised and the gearshifts have been made twice as fast as before. McLaren has borrowed the ‘Ignnition Cut’ technology from Formula 1 due to which, there’s only a momentary cut of fuel spark on gearshift; this is what makes gearshifts faster. The Electronic Stability Control system can be calibrated to have even greater control over the throttle and brake response.
The high-performance supercar was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in new Chicane Grey exterior colour, with the McLaren Club Sport pack. Priced at £5,090 in the UK, this track-focused driving enhancement pack includes titanium roll hoop with four point harnesses and a fire extinguisher.
The McLaren 675LT is now available to order in the UK, with a starting price of £259,500. Deliveries are scheduled to begin from July 2015. Five exterior colour options are available – Silica White, Delta Red, Napier Green and Chicane Grey, and the signature McLaren Orange colour.
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