Today, McLaren pulled back the sheets on the anticipated 675LT, the most powerful and lightest model to join the McLaren Super Series. This new model revives the ‘Longtail’ name, which was used on the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail.’ In today’s press release detailing the new car, McLaren announced how its design was focused on “light weight, optimised aerodynamics, increased power, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement.”
Powering the car is McLaren‘s 3.8-liter V8 engine, but with more than 50 percent new parts. This increases the car’s power levels, torque and drivability. More specifically, the 675LT packs 666 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Upgrades include new turbos, modified cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds, new camshaft and connecting rods and a “faster-flowing” fuel pump and delivery system.
All of these drivetrain upgrades result in some fantastic performance numbers. Its 0-62 mph time is just 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph time is 7.9 seconds. McLaren also states that the 675LT will top out at 205 mph.
On the outside, the 675LT has a myriad of body pieces that decrease weight while increasing aerodynamics. These pieces include the carbon fiber front splitter, side sills, an active Longtail Airbrake 50 percent larger than ones found in other Super Series models and more. Two other prominent changes made to the car are the larger side intake and titanium exhaust pipes that exit through the rear of the car, right under the wing.
Customers looking to pick up the 675LT will be able to choose from five ‘By McLaren’ hero specifications. These include four colors never offered before: Chicane Grey, Delta Red, Napier Green and Silica White.
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McLaren will be debuting the 675LT at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show on March 3. Be sure to stay with us for updates as we move closer to the show, and hit the button below to browse our McLaren listings in the mean time.
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