The McLaren 675LT, which debuted in production form at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, is the lightest, most powerful, fastest and most track-focused yet road legal model in the McLaren Super Series. It resurrects one of the most revered names in modern-day GT racing, the Longtail. It is also the most exclusive in the range, with confirmation that 500 coupés will be produced, all of which are now sold.
The 675LT, the first McLaren in nearly two decades to wear the LT name, stays true to the spirit of its iconic predecessor with aerodynamically optimised, dramatically enhanced styling that results in 40% more downforce than the 650S, which it sits alongside in the McLaren Super Series.
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. 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.
The main focus for the McLaren 675LT is clear: to deliver maximum performance, engagement and excitement. To achieve this, weight has been reduced by 100 kg through the increased usage of carbon fibre. Power of the newly-developed M838TL 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine is 666 brake hp at 7,100 RPM, with a torque figure of 700 Nm at 5,500-6,500 RPM.
These extreme weight-saving measures see the 675LT with a dry weight of just 1,230 kg, meaning a power-to-weight ratio of 549 PS per tonne. The sprint from 0-100 kmph takes 2.9 seconds, with controlled torque delivery ensuring optimised traction off the line. Acceleration continues at relentless pace with the 200 kmph barrier broken in 7.9 seconds, on to a top speed of 330 kmph. ..... McLaren Press