McLaren will be busy crowding up its range of sports cars in the coming years, with the new smaller, 911-rivaling Sports Series coming soon which will also spawn 4 models. The latest announcement from the Woking based manufacturer teases the 675LT, the third, and the most powerful model to join the newly named Super Series, now comprising of the 650S and the Asia-specific 625C. LT, an acronym for “Longtail” will be the lightest, the quickest, and the purest version in the Super range. The 675LT will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015, alongside the manic, track ready P1 GTR.
In line with the convention begun with the 650S, the number 675 denotes the power produced by the 675LT’s engine in PS – the output equating to a devilish 666bhp, making the 675LT the most powerful offering in the Super Series. It will be offered in coupé body-style only when deliveries start later this year.
As for the “Longtail” name, it has been derived from the distinctive stretched silhouette of the McLaren F1 GTR, which during the 1997 season of LeMans 24 Hours was nicknamed the ‘Longtail’. The sobriquet stuck, and now it will be used on the brand’s highly successful Super Series flagship. More details of the 675LT, including its startling performance figures, will be announced in the weeks running up to the Geneva Show. Stay tuned!