British carmaker McLaren today unveiled the 675LT at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show 2015. The McLaren 675LT is the lightest, most powerful and fastest model in the McLaren Super Series, and also the most exclusive. It will enjoy a limited production run of only 500 units worldwide.
The limited production model has a clear focus on light weight, optimised aerodynamics, increased power, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement. At its core is the lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell chassis, shared with each model in the Super Series, but the chassis set up and powertrain are bespoke, with a third of overall parts and components modified.
The LT in the name stands for ‘Long Tail’. One of the many updates featured on the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ was a wider track, front and rear. This approach is echoed in the 675LT, with the front and rear track widened by 20mm. The 675LT has been bestowed with lightweight springs at the front and rear which have been stiffened – 27 percent at the front and 63 percent at the rear – to improve body control and allow for the 40 percent increase in downforce generated by the revised bodywork and active aerodynamics. Newly-developed suspension geometry includes lightweight uprights and wishbones based on the learnings from the McLaren P1™.
McLaren has ensured the supercar tips the scales at only 1230 kg (dry weight), making it the lightest model in the already lightweight Super Series, with a saving of more than 100kg.
The 675LT uses the familiar seven-speed SSG transmission found in the other Super Series models, retaining the Normal, Sport or Track modes. The newly developed ‘Ignition Cut’ technology is a technique adopted from Formula 1™ which sees a momentary cut of the fuel spark on gearshift. This delivers the fastest change possible, and is accompanied by a dramatic aural ‘crack’ on both upshift and downshift. Also debuting on the 675LT is an all-new Electronic Stability Control (ESC) calibration, giving the driver an even greater level of control over the throttle and brake inputs.
The McLaren 675LT is available to order from all McLaren Retailers and has been priced from £259,500. Deliveries will begin from July this year.