Making it’s debut in production form at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the McLaren 675LT is the lightest, most powerful, fastest and most track-focused, yet road legal model in the McLaren Super Series (Super Series is McLaren’s groundbreaking carbon fibre MonoCell chassis which includes the 12C, 650S and now the 675LT)
The McLaren 675LT is the first McLaren in nearly two decades to wear the LT (Longtail) name which stays true to the spirit of its iconic predecessor. Its optimised aerodynamics result in 40 percent more downforce than the 650S.
‘The Longtail is a famous name in the history of McLaren, first used on the fastest version of the iconic McLaren F1,’ explains Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Officer. ‘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.’
Focusing on maximum performance, engagement and excitement, the McLaren 675LT’s weight has been reduced by 100kg through the increased use of carbon fibre and lighter components throughout, incudling newly developed suspension geometry from the McLaren P1. Power has also been increased with the use of the newly developed 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 pushing 666BHP (497KW) at 7,100RPM with a torque figure of 700Nm.
Coupling the weight reduction with the increased power, the 675LT manages the sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9seconds with controlled torque delivery ensuring optimised traction off the line. The accerlation to 200 km/h is achieved in just 7.9 seconds, with a top speed of 330 km/h. Despite these performance figures, the 675LT is quite fuel efficient returning 11.7 l/100 km.
Unfortunately the 675LT has been limited to 500 coupés in which all have already been sold with the first deliveries schedule to begin this month.
MCLAREN 675LT FACT SHEET
ENGINE: V8 Twin Turbo
POWER: 497kw (675PS 666 bhp) @ 7,100 rpm
TORQUE: 700Nm (516 lb ft) @ 5,500-6,500 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 7 Speed SSG
0-100 KPH: 2.9 seconds
0-400m: 10.45 seconds @ 228 km/h (142 mph)
TOP SPEED: 330 km/h