AERODYNAMICALLY OPTIMISED: THE NEW McLAREN 675LT

With a 40 percent increase in overall downforce, the new 675LT stays true to the iconic McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’.

The new 675LT, the first McLaren in nearly two decades to wear the LT – or ‘Longtail’ – name, will stay true to the spirit of its iconic predecessor. With aerodynamically optimised, dramatically enhanced styling – including an active ‘Longtail’ Airbrake – the result is 40 percent more downforce than the 650S, which the 675LT will sit alongside in the McLaren Super Series. 

A total power output of 675PS (666bhp) and torque figure of 700 Nm (516lb ft), produced by a heavily revised 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 featuring lightweight components and new turbos, plus a focus on weight saving, will ensure an electrifying, engaging and visceral driving experience.

Further enhancements include a redesigned cross-over exhaust system, bespoke to the 675LT, and formed from lightweight titanium. Two circular titanium exhaust pipes exit centrally through exposed bodywork below the rear ‘Longtail’ Airbrake. The new exhaust system is designed to optimise performance and reduce weight – another pillar of the LT ethos inspired by the iconic McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’.

Available as a Coupé only, the 675LT will join McLaren’s core range of supercars later this year as a more track focused alternative to the established 650S Coupé and Spider. Together they form the newly named McLaren Super Series, which sits above the recently announced Sports Series in the range.

Further details of the McLaren 675LT, including its startling performance figures, will be released with the car’s global debut at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday 3 March 2015. 

 

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