The McLaren 675LT made its debut today at the Geneva Motor Show and is said to be the most powerful and lightest model in the McLaren Super Series. It’s clearly track-focused with its optimized aerodynamics, increased power, and drop in excess pounds. It’s the first McLaren in nearly twenty years to be given the “Longtail” tag but it’s certainly deserving as inspiration comes from the McLaren f1 GTR ‘Longtail’. That beauty dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans in ’95 before getting LT version developed specially for the 1997 FIA GT1 Championship, which featured an elongated silhouette made to reduce drag and increase downforce. Now, when you compare the 675LT to the 650S, we’re talking 40 percent more downforce thanks to the prominent carbon fibre front splitter, which are complemented by new front wing end plates. The carbon fibre side sills help to push air flow towards the rear bodywork while an enlarged ‘door blade’ intake and a subtle air intake ahead of the leading edge of the rear wheel arch feed cool air into the side-mounted radiators. The active ‘Longtail’ Airbrake is 50 percent bigger than the one on the 650S but, since it’s made from carbon fibre, we get a drop in weight there as well. In terms of performance, more than half of the enhanced M838TL engine’s components are new, helping it to produce 666 horses and 541 lb-ft of torque. This takes the new McLaren 675LT from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds with controlled torque delivery to ensure you’re not just spinning wheels at the line as you make your way up to a top speed of 205 mph. The McLaren 675LT comes in a choice of “By Mclaren” colors, with the cockpit featuring ultra lightweight carbon fiber bucket seats done up in Alcantara as standard.
The McLaren 675LT is on display now at the Geneva Motor Show. Look for more details around availability and pricing to be available in the weeks ahead.