At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, McLaren unveiled a new, more hardcore version of its 650S that the company said would be built in a limited run of just 500 cars. The car is called the 675LT, where the numerical part of the name refers to the metric horsepower rating and the letters LT signify that it is a ‘Long Tail’ model, just like the legendary F1 GTR Long Tail racer.
The 675LT is described as the most track-focused variant among the road-going members of McLaren's Super Series family, which includes the 650S as well as the Asia-only 625C, and in the video above we get to see what it’s capable of out on the track. Keep an eye out for the car’s unique airbrake, which is 50 percent larger than the one on the 650S. Other changes include the new front splitter and Formula One-dervived nose end-plates. McLaren says this results in as much as 40 percent more downforce.
Power comes from McLaren’s familiar twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8, with the peak rating coming in at 666 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Drive is to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and to aid traction the torque is limited in first gear. McLaren quotes a 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds; a 0-124 mph time of 7.9 seconds; and a top speed of 205 mph, though as we’ve seen in the past the Brit firm tends to be a bit conservative with its stats. Remember, the 675LT is around 220 lbs lighter than the already lithe 650S—the dry weight comes in at just 2,712 lbs.
Sadly, all 500 planned examples of the 675LT are accounted for. Production is currently underway at the McLaren factory in Woking, England, and the first examples should be delivered to customers in the coming months. Oh, and in case you were wondering, that bright green hue that would even make Kermit jealous is called Napier Green.
For more on the McLaren 675LT, check out the excellent review from Brit journo Chris Harris.