The McLaren 675LT is a series-production McLaren supercar straight to the core. This model is incredibly light, eminently driver-focused, and indubitably exclusive. Following the ethos of the legendary 1997 McLaren F1 GTR “Longtail,” the 675LT pays endearing homage to that machine’s legacy all these years later.
Those lucky enough to find themselves behind the wheel of a McLaren 675LT will get a uniquely intense and visceral driving experience mainlined straight into their brain. To accomplish this, McLaren has opted to load up on power, cut down on weight, and hone the precision of this model to a laser-beam-like intensity. It’s another venerable step on the endless McLaren quest for road-and-track-motoring perfection.
The McLaren 675LT is outfitted with thoroughly striking carbon fiber bodywork. Its streamlined engineering allows it to increase downforce by 40% over any other model in the Super Series. For power, the 675LT turns to a re-engineered M838TL V8 twin-turbo engine. This powerplant chugs along admirably, working hard to eke out 675 PS alongside 516 pound-feet of torque. All that muscle gets routed through a lightning fast seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The carbon fiber sack encasing the whole mess lends itself quite well to prized supercar traits such as lightness, safety, and stiffness. The 675LT manages to weigh in 100 kg lighter than the McLaren 650S, which the designers attribute to an obsessive drive (pun not intended) to save weight in every possible way. This included tossing in carbon fiber racing seats and making the windshield 1 millimeter thinner.
In addition, the 675LT rests on ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels wearing Pirelli P-ZERO™ Trofeo R tires. The machine uses carbon ceramic brakes and an uprated suspension system. There’s also a smattering of technology gleaned from the beloved McLaren P1™ and used here to great effect.