The brand new McLaren 675LT has been officially revealed. McLaren introduces its track-focused road-legal supercar inspired by — as the McLaren P1 GTR — an iconic McLaren F1 racecar variant. LT as in “Longtail” comes from McLaren F1 GTR “Longtail” which dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995.
As any other track-focused, McLaren 675LT’s philosophy is pretty easy — decrease weight, increase power and optimize aerodynamic.
McLaren fitted its new car with a lot of carbon fiber parts as the front splitter, side sills, enlarged “door blade” intakes, mirrors and rear bumper. This machine produces 40 percent more downforce than the 650S.
Talking about the rear, this is the part which suffered more modifications in this model boasting two circular exhaust pipes made of titanium and an active rear wing. The exhaust system was optimized to increase performance and reduce weight, saving 1.1 kg. With all carbon fiber parts, lightweight engine and other improvements, the “diet” resulted in a weight saving of 100 kg, thereby, the McLaren 675LT boasts a dry weight of just 1230kg (2711lbs).
Under the hood, the McLaren 675LT has an optimized 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a power output of, as suggests the name, 675hp (666bhp) and maximum torque of 700Nm (516 lb ft). The zero to 62 mph sprint is reached in 2.9 seconds while the top speed stands at 205mph (330kph).
The interior has a lot of carbon fiber and it is finished in Alcantara. Mclaren will offer just five exterior colour theme, which will have its correspondent interior created carefully with selected materials and colours. The five ‘By McLaren’ hero specifications includes four bespoke exterior colours never previously offered: Silica White, Delta Red, Napier Green and Chicane Grey. The famous heritage McLaren Orange completes the list.
The fully track-focused (and road-legal) McLaren 675LT was officially launched at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show and made available only as coupé — McLaren 650S Coupé and Spider continue in production alongside it.