The McLaren 675LT is the most powerful and lightest car in the McLaren Super Series. It was launched at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show in March and only 500 models were be produced, which McLaren has confirmed, have already been sold out.
Yes, despite carrying a hefty price tag in excess of around US$400,000, people with deep pockets have wasted no time to book the new track-focused, road-legal supercar.
The 675LT is based on the 650S but is 100 kilograms lighter that its counterpart because of heavy use of carbon-fiber material and several weight-reducing techniques, like the removal of carpets and the sound-deadening materials under the skin. The ‘LT’ in the name gives homage to limited-edition F1 GTR Longtail produced by McLaren in the late 1990s. Around 100 changes have been made to the engine of the 675LT to improve the performance and driveability of the car. Moreover, the suspension set-up has been borrowed from the P1 and a string of exterior design modifications allow for a 40 percent more downforce than the 650S.
The coupe-only road ready supercar is powered by a 3.8-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 675 hp and 700 Nm of torque. This is 25 hp and 22 Nm more than the 650S Coupe. The engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission. The 675LT sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, and go further to hit a top speed of 330 km/h. It is basically the most track-oriented McLaren of the Super Series.
“The McLaren F1 GTR Longtail was the final highly successful iteration of the F1, and it is an appropriate name for the most exhilarating and driver-focused version of the Super Series. The 675LT is the purest distillation of what McLaren stands for — pure driving pleasure,” Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive chief executive officer, had stated about the car.