2017 McLaren 675 LT Spider

2017 McLaren 675 LT Spider
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  • McLaren 675 LT Spider
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8(Est.)
  • Transmission:
    Seven-Speed Dual Clutch (Est.)
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    666 @ 7100 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    516 @ 5000 (Est.)
  • Displacement:
    3.8 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    2.9 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    203 mph
  • Price:
    285450
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The most aggressive member of the Super Series family goes topless

At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, McLaren launched the 675LT, a modified version of the 650S that paid homage to the F1 "Longtail." Slightly longer than the 650S, revised aerodynamically, and equipped with a more powerful engine, the 675LT was limited to only 500 units and became a hit, selling out in just two months after its official debut. Although the original "Longtail" wasn’t offered in a drop-top configuration, McLaren went ahead and chopped the roof off the 675LT in order to give enthusiasts a more powerful and exclusive option to the already exhilarating 650S Spider.

Set to go on sale next year, the 675LT Spider will find its way to customers starting summer 2016, most likely as a 2017 model in the U.S.. Production will commence as soon as McLaren builds all 500 675LTs. The 675LT Spider is the seventh member of the Super Series family, which already includes the 650S, 625C, 650S Le Mans, and the track-only 650S GT3.

As expected, the convertible shares most of its exterior design with the coupe, while the drivetrain is identical. Although heavier than the coupe, the 675LT Spider is just as fast, being quicker than the newly-launched Ferrari 488 GTB. Keep reading for the full specs.

Updated 06/02/2016: McLaren dropped a series of new images of the 675LT Spider taken during the car’s media launch in Scotland. Check the "Pictures" section to see the 675LT in all its glory.

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2018 McLaren 675LT MSO Gulf Racing Edition

2018 McLaren 675LT MSO Gulf Racing Edition

A true homage to the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail

The McLaren 675LT MSO Gulf Racing Edition is a one-off creation that was designed to pay homage to the F1 GTR cars of the 1990s; with a recreation of the Gulf Racing colors that were worn by the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail race car. There aren’t any serious performance upgrades, but MSO gave this 675LT the full interior and exterior treatment.

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2017 McLaren MSO R Coupe and Spider

2017 McLaren MSO R Coupe and Spider

The absolute definition of having your cake and eating it too

If you have money and are into cars, what do you do? You go to McLaren and order up one of the coolest cars on the market, tailored to your exact specification, right? Of course, you do, but what happens when you have a little too much money? Well, you do what McLaren’s latest customer did – you walk into McLaren, head right over to McLaren Special Operations, and commission, not one, but two, McLaren 675LT models with 100-percent complete specification tailored to whatever your little heart desires. After all, who wants just a custom 675LT Coupe when you can have it topless sister the 675LT Spider? What we can admit, is whoever the anonymous customer was, they certainly have some really good taste. The cars take on a beautiful silver color, with each representing a different finish, while they also get some special MSO carbon fiber and some unique pinstriping in all the right places. This twins even feature the same wheels, while the interior of both get a fine combination of red and black.

But, that’s neither here nor there, and the real joy is in the details, so let’s take a closer look at these one-of-a-kind twins commissioned from nothing other than MSO. They are called the MSO R, and it’s time to go say hi.

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2019 McLaren 750LT

2019 McLaren 750LT

The successor to the 675LT is set to arrive in 2018

After only three years on the market, the first-generation McLaren Super Series, mostly known for its 650S core model, was replaced in 2017. The second-gen supercar now has the 720S at its core, but more versions are set to follow. Arguably the most anticipated variant is McLaren’s successor to the 675LT. This supercar has yet to be officially confirmed, but an unveiling is expected to happen in the first half of 2018, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show. We just created a rendering of the Super Series’ upcoming, range-topping model and put together a speculative review about what it may bring to the table.

If the 675LT is any indication, the recipe for the new LT model should be somewhat straightforward. McLaren will probably take the 720S and give it a more comprehensive aerodynamic package, as well as use a lot more carbon-fiber in order to make it lighter. The car will be further enhanced by a more powerful engine, and there’s a great chance the next LT will be quicker and more powerful than the McLaren P1 (if we ignore the latter’s electric motor that is!). But, how will it compare to the competition? Find out in my speculative article below.

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McLaren Offers Aftermarket Personalization Options For Its Super Series Models

McLaren Offers Aftermarket Personalization Options For Its Super Series Models

Plenty of new accessories are now available to dress up your Super Series McLaren

McLaren counts itself as one of the most exclusive brands in the world and that status comes with certain standards and expectations. One such expectation is to have an extensive personalization division that can distinctive and dramatic design offerings that further enhance the exclusivity of its models. This is where McLaren Special Operations (MSO) takes center stage and just in time for the holidays and the coming new year, MSO is loading up on a lot of new extra options and accessories for its MSO Defined line that’s poised to take McLaren personalization to a whole new level.

The new wave of MSO options area available for current and future owners of any of McLaren’s Super Series models, which includes a wide range of models that run from the 12C to the 675LT. The objective here is to give these new models a fresh shine, so to speak. Whether it’s through exterior upgrades or interior amenities, the objective has always been the same: make these models more personalized to reflect the tastes and preferences of its owners.

For the exterior, McLaren Super Series owners can expect even more carbon fiber options because carbon fiber is awesome. Among the notable additions include a carbon fiber rear diffuser that provides improved airflow and weight reduction. There’s also new carbon fiber mirror arms that can be combined with matching mirror casings and just in case it doesn’t get mentioned, carbon fiber louvered front fenders are also on the MSO Defined menu now. This particular component is an important one since it saves close to 0.5 kilos (1.1 pounds) over the standard version. It’s also a nice nod to the automaker’s storied history in motor racing, which made good use of the material. Last but certainly not leased is a carbon fiber hood that provides visual and performance enhancements for any McLaren Super Series model that gets them.

Move to the interior and the carbon fiber treatment continues in waves. Carbon fiber vent bezels and sill tops are particularly noteworthy, in large part because they add more emphasis to the sporty and driver-focused architecture of a McLaren’s interior. The same can be said for the carbon fiber steering wheel and extended carbon fiber gear shift paddles. Not only are they awesome to look at, but their lightweight nature helps drop even more pounds from the car’s weight. Remember, a lighter McLaren is a faster McLaren.

The extended menu of upgrades included in the McLaren Super Series MSO Defined range should serve McLaren owners well, especially when they’re in the market for more exclusive options to add to their already exclusive supercars. Why even bother go the aftermarket route when McLaren’s MSO Defined range has what you’re looking for, right?

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2017 McLaren MSO HS

2017 McLaren MSO HS

The most powerful, aerodynamic Super Series to date!

The McLaren Super Series debuted in 2014, when the British manufacturer unveiled the 650S at the Geneva Motor Show. Developed to replace the 12C, the 650S was the first vehicle from McLaren’s new family of sports cars, which went on to include the milder, China-only 625C, the 650S Spider, a GT3-spec race car, and several special editions. In 2015, McLaren introduced the 675LT, a more powerful version of the 650S with a longer, modified body that paid homage to the McLaren F1 "Long Tail."

Come 2016, and the British firm is set to launch yet another version of the Super Series. Named the 688HS (reportedly for High Sport), it’s the most hardcore iteration of the 650S, and even though it has yet to be confirmed, it’s been rumored for quite a few months. Previously shown in digital renderings, the 688HS has just been unveiled in the metal by the folks from the McLaren Life forums, who got their hands on a photo of the car taken inside the McLaren factory.

The image confirms that the 688HS is the most aggressive Super Series model created so far and that McLaren still has a few tricks up its sleeve now that the P1 supercar is out of production. There’s no word as to when this new sports car will make its global debut, but given that the vehicle appears to be complete, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance or the Paris Motor Show seem like a smart bet. Until then, let’s have a closer look at what we already know about the 688HS. And don’t forget to come back for updates over the next few weeks.

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McLaren Planning To Launch New "Long Tail" Sub-Brand

McLaren Planning To Launch New "Long Tail" Sub-Brand

An "LT" sub-brand is in the works, and it could open up new levels of performance for existing and future models

McLaren’s plan to launch 15 new models in the span of the next six years isn’t a new development as the British automaker already laid out this strategy, called Track22, in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Since then, new details have emerged about the company’s long-arching plan, with one of the most significant being the plan to build on the success of the 675LT and turn the “LT” name into its own track-focused sub-brand. Considering that this comes a day after reports suggest McLaren is developing a F1-inspired supercar, I’d say that Woking has been keeping itself incredibly busy these days.

The LT sub-brand is an admittedly new wrinkle to McLaren’s Track22 plan, one that we haven’t heard of before. Details are still scarce on what the new sub-brand will look like, but given McLaren’s recent history of using the LT name on the aforementioned 675LT, it would make sense that the sub-brand would soon include similar variants of other McLaren models. For instance, there have been some rumors that McLaren was considering giving the 570S its own LT variant in the future. That hasn’t happened yet, but with this new report, it might end up coming to fruition within the next six years.

McLaren sales and marketing boss Jolyon Nash also told Autocar that an “extra-hardcore LT model for the Sport Series is part of McLaren’s plan provided that “interest in the model family remains good.” While he did throw out that small caveat at the end, he is suggesting that an LT version will arise from any of the automaker’s roster of Sports Series models. That includes the 570S, although he could also be talking about the entry level 540C or the series topping 570S GT.

In any case, a new LT sub-brand adds yet another interesting layer to McLaren’s long-term plans, as if the company didn’t have enough of these layers already.

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2016 McLaren MSO Carbon Series LT

2016 McLaren MSO Carbon Series LT

Inspired by the carbon-bodied McLaren P1 MSO

The McLaren 675LT was launched in 2015 as a higher performance version of the 650S. Named the LT as a tribute to the McLaren F1 GTR "Long Tail," the 675LT is the quickest and most powerful member of the Super Series family. It is also the most exclusive, being built in a limited edition of only 500 units. A targa-top, Spider version was also launched, also limited to 500 examples, and both versions sold like hot cakes.

With the car still in production as of June 2016, but with no way to buy it, McLaren is rubbing more salt into the wound by launching an even more exclusive version of the 675LT. Dubbed Carbon Series LT, this new sports car is based on the 675LT Spider and was inspired by the carbon-bodied P1 the British firm unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The special-edition model is limited to only 25 units and, as it usually goes with such vehicles, all have been purchased by loyal customers already.

Production of the Carbon Series LT will begin this autumn at the McLaren Special Operations shop. First deliveries are expected before the end of 2016. McLaren didn’t say whether the Carbon Series LT will also get a coupe version, but until that happens, let’s have a closer look at this all-carbon Spider model.

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Shmee150 Gets His First Drive Of The McLaren 675LT Spider: Video

Shmee150 Gets His First Drive Of The McLaren 675LT Spider: Video

Supercar aficionado is also expecting delivery of his own 675LT Spider

Tim Burton, better known as Shmee150 in the supercar world, is one of those people who have found his purpose in life. Like most of us, that purpose involves being surrounded by some of the finest supercars in the world. But Burton has taken it to a new level. Not only has he become a celebrity for his frequent “vlogging” of anything related to supercars, but he’s also accumulated a pretty impressive lineup of exotics that he proudly calls his own.

Apparently, his latest prized supercar is the McLaren 675LT Spider, which he says he is on the verge of receiving from McLaren. But before he gets a chance to sit inside his own 675LT Spider, he managed to spend some quality time with another 675 LT Spider during his recent visit to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for McLaren’s press launch with the new 570GT. This guy has some kind of life, doesn’t he?

So this is Burton’s first drive of the McLaren 675LT Spider and, as always, the outspoken YouTube celebrity had plenty to say of his impressions of the car. Not surprisingly, he didn’t waste anytime gushing over the car considering that he already has a 675LT Coupe to call his own. I don’t want to detail every moment of the video because Shmee150 is always entertaining to watch.

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2017 McLaren 675 LT Spider

2017 McLaren 675 LT Spider

The most aggressive member of the Super Series family goes topless

At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, McLaren launched the 675LT, a modified version of the 650S that paid homage to the F1 "Longtail." Slightly longer than the 650S, revised aerodynamically, and equipped with a more powerful engine, the 675LT was limited to only 500 units and became a hit, selling out in just two months after its official debut. Although the original "Longtail" wasn’t offered in a drop-top configuration, McLaren went ahead and chopped the roof off the 675LT in order to give enthusiasts a more powerful and exclusive option to the already exhilarating 650S Spider.

Set to go on sale next year, the 675LT Spider will find its way to customers starting summer 2016, most likely as a 2017 model in the U.S.. Production will commence as soon as McLaren builds all 500 675LTs. The 675LT Spider is the seventh member of the Super Series family, which already includes the 650S, 625C, 650S Le Mans, and the track-only 650S GT3.

As expected, the convertible shares most of its exterior design with the coupe, while the drivetrain is identical. Although heavier than the coupe, the 675LT Spider is just as fast, being quicker than the newly-launched Ferrari 488 GTB. Keep reading for the full specs.

Updated 06/02/2016: McLaren dropped a series of new images of the 675LT Spider taken during the car’s media launch in Scotland. Check the "Pictures" section to see the 675LT in all its glory.

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Ignition Puts The McLaren 675LT Through The Ringer: Video

Ignition Puts The McLaren 675LT Through The Ringer: Video

Is the 675LT worth all the extra Benjamins relative to the 650S?

On the surface, the McLaren 675LT is the kind of supercar that dreams are made of. it’s got killer looks. It’s got second-to-none tradition. It’s got state-of-the-art technology. Most importantly, it’s got power and speed. Lots of it. But like most supercars, the 675LT has one caveat: price.

Truthfully, that’s actually a problem we won’t have to deal with because all 500 units of the 675LT are already accounted for. But each of those who bought the supercar had to shell out $400,000 to do so. That’s a pretty steep number, especially when the 650S, the car that it’s largely based from, comes in at just $250,000. So the question begs: is that $150,000 difference between the 650S and the 675LT really worth it?

Motor Trend’s “Ignition” web series sought to answer that question by giving the 675LT, or at least a pair of then, the road and track shakedown (no pun intended). Motor Trend Senior Features Editor Jonny Lieberman took the wheel of the more road-focused of the 675LTs and as you can expect, he had a ball of a time navigating the supercar around, twisting around mountain roads and going full blast on the open highways. From there, the scene shifted to Willow Springs where race car driver Randy Pobst drove the more race-tuned version of the two 675LTs for a clear and present shakedown and subsequent hot lap around the Big Willow course.

As soon as both got their time in on the 675LT, Lieberman once again brought up the question on whether the significant price gap between the 650S and the 675LT is worth it? I’m not going to give out the answer, but let’s just say that if you had the money to spare, then $400,000 wouldn’t be a problem.

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2016 McLaren 675LT Spider By MSO

2016 McLaren 675LT Spider By MSO

Need more carbon-fiber? Take it to MSO!

Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the McLaren 675LT was developed as a modified version of the 650S that paid homage to the iconic F1 "Longtail." Slightly longer but lighter than the standard model, the 675LT is also more powerful and benefits from more downforce. All told, it’s a track-focused evolution of the 650S, much like the original "Longtail" was to the F1. With all 500 units accounted for in a matter of weeks, McLaren went ahead and chopped the roof off the 675LT in order to give enthusiasts a more exclusive option to the already exciting 650S Spider.

Introduced in late 2015 and scheduled to go under the spotlight at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the 675LT Spider was also set to be built in only 500 examples. Not surprisingly, all units were sold out in just two weeks after it was officially out on sale, meaning that McLaren’s booth in Geneva will actually showcase a model you can no longer purchase. Not exactly a deal breaker given that most of us can’t afford a $370,000+ supercar. Thankfully, the Brits will bring more than just a regular 675LT Spider at the show. In order to celebrate the drop-top’s incredible success, McLaren commissioned MSO to develop a unique version of the supercar, sporting a special paint job and extra carbon-fiber inside and out.

Don’t start looking for your checkbook though, as this bespoke 675LT Spider will most likely be shipped to a new home as soon as the Geneva Motor Show is over.

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2016 McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept

2016 McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept

JVCKENWOOD and McLaren Automotive have teamed up to bring us the wildest McLaren 675LT we’ve seen to date. The car is known as the McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept and has debuted today at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada. The 675LT, if you remember correctly, is the most driver-oriented McLaren ever. It has seen such a high demand that all 500 units to be built were sold out within a matter of months.

What JVCKENWOOD and McLaren have done now, is take a prototype 675LT and incorporated JVCKENWOOD’s CAROPTRONICS system with it, while greatly modifying the interior of the car. Sure, there were some minor changes to the exterior, but nothing like the inside – it is certainly something out of this world. I must say that as I look at the technology inside this concept, I think we’ll eventually move away from having glass windshields and end up staring into high definition touchscreens.

Anyway, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at this concept and why it is interesting enough to debut at the 2016 Consumers Electronics Show.

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McLaren 675LT Destroys The Track: Video

McLaren 675LT Destroys The Track: Video

The McLaren 675LT may be a street-legal car in the strictest sense of the word, but anybody who knows anything about McLaren knows that when the automaker starts using that “LT” nomenclature, the car getting the name is going to have one real purpose: tear down a race track.

That’s probably the best way to describe the 675LT. It’s a track-focused supercar whose mission in life is to run roughshod on any race track it finds. The car follows the same mold as that of its namesake predecessor, the F1 Longtail. Just like the F1 Longtail, the 675LT is a lighter, faster, aerodynamically-enhanced, and more powerful version of the 650. It’s main objective is to give drivers the ultimate track driving experience without actually stepping into a race car.

Recently, the Verge became the latest witnesses to the track capabilities of the 675LT. Judging by the lavish praises thrown the 675LT’s way, it’s safe to say that it performed as good as it’s been hyped to be. The McLaren 675LT definitely has a lot to live up to considering that it’s using the same LT name as the McLaren F1 Longtail.

So far, the car has performed to its billing and if it could talk from beyond the grave, I’d say that the F1 Long Tail would have its own stamp of approval for its spiritual successor.

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2016 McLaren 675LT By Wheelsandmore

2016 McLaren 675LT By Wheelsandmore

The McLaren P1 is the undisputed crown jewel of McLaren’s performance car lineup. It’s also incredibly hard to come by as all units of the supercar are already accounted for. So, for those who have been left out on the P1, McLaren has the 675LT — a track-focused supercar that was released at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show to essentially bridge the (massive) gap between the P1 and the 650S. Needless to say, the addition of the 675LT into the McLaren lineup has given aftermarket tuners the green light to prepare tuning programs for the track-day superstar. One of the first to that party is Wheelsandmore, a German tuner company that’s known far and wide for its expertise in developing state-of-the-art wheels, and its capabilities in ECU remapping.

That being said, it comes as no surprise that Wheelsandmore’s program for the McLaren 675LT focuses on those two things. Sure, there’s a suspension improvement on the agenda, but for the most part, it’s the wheels and the engine that make up the tuning kit.

For the 675LT, Wheelsandmore is actually offering a variety of new wheel designs that prospective customers can choose from. These designs differ in texture and material, but all of them are universally regarded as some of the best in the supercar aftermarket scene. The same can be said for the engine upgrades. Wheelandmore isn’t known for mind-blowing power boosts, but it’s capable of making significant improvements that will be felt by owners of the cars.

All in all, the program for the McLaren 675LT is essentially Wheelsandmore doing Wheelsandmore things. Knowing what the car is already capable of, the German tuner just added what needed to be added to give owners a more profound driving experience — the kind that justifies the 675LT’s billing as McLaren’s barely-road-legal race car.

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2016 McLaren 675LT

2016 McLaren 675LT

To fill the space between the 650S supercar and the astronomically potent P1 hypercar, McLaren built a “track-focused development of the 650S” and called it the 675LT. This limited-production, barely-road-legal race car packs an even bigger punch than its standard-issue forbearer, wringing out every last ounce of performance from the 650S platform via enhanced aerodynamics, less weight, and even more power. It may come with all the markings of something for public highways (you know, like headlights, a windshield, turn signals, and tires with grooves), but given the right environment, the 675LT is capable of posting times far beyond most machines with a license plate.

The “LT” nomenclature is a nod to the F1 GTR “Longtail,” a car that brought McLaren huge success competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance races of the late-‘90s. With that in mind, it’s no surprise the 675LT is framed as “the most driver-focused and exclusive McLaren Super Series model ever made.”

So then – exclusivity, a proven competition pedigree, the very latest motorsport technology, and of course, insane speed. Sounds like quite the package, no?

Updated 10/15/2015: We’ve added full details on McLaren’s most powerful Super Series model.

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Chris Harris Drives The McLaren 675LT: Video

Chris Harris Drives The McLaren 675LT: Video

Even though at first glance the 2016 McLaren 675LT seems like a consolation prize for the folks who couldn’t get their hands on a 2014 McLaren P1, the truth of the matter is all 500 units of the not-so-long-tail 675LT have been sold even before all examples have been built. In other words, it really doesn’t matter what Chris Harris says about it in the above "first drive" review, you won’t get to order one afterward.

Harris’ typically understated observation of the 675LT during his test drive is that "it’s a bit fast." Yeah, Chris... just a bit.
Technically based on the 2015 McLaren 650S, the 675 PS (666 hp) supercar is around 220 pounds lighter than its less-powerful brother, resulting in downright terrifying performance on the track. According to the Harrismonkey, the feeling behind the wheel is that it’s faster than some race cars out there.

Toward the end of the video we can watch Chris explain some of the aluminum, titanium, carbon-fiber and plexiglass bits and pieces that were specifically designed for the 675LT. Let’s just hope that no one at McLaren saw him pinch those titanium wheel nuts at around the 7:40 minute mark. While the scene was obviously staged for comic relief, it is possible that he completely forgot about them afterward and ended up stealing from McLaren. I’m continuously checking eBay just to make sure, they may come in handy for a coffee table I’m planning to build.

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McLaren 675LT Unleashed On The Track: Video

McLaren 675LT Unleashed On The Track: Video

It’s been four months since McLaren introduced the 2016 McLaren 675LT at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and the British supercar is still waiting to meet its first customers. And even though it managed to sell all 500 units in only two months, McLaren is still busy promoting the lightest and most powerful model in its Super Series. It might seem useless to do so in such circumstances, but nothing’s meaningless when it comes to supercars. Anyway, McLaren just unleashed the first official video of the 675LT being raced at the track.

Granted this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the long-tailed supercar on the race course, as it was first spotted carving the famous Spa Francorchamps circuit back in April. However, that was part of the official testing sessions and the 675LT was still wearing camouflage. It wasn’t running at its full potential either, likely because McLaren was still meddling with various setups. Now, the supercar is wearing a flashy Mantis Green coat while being flogged like there’s no tomorrow.

It’s a wonderful sight if you’re a gearhead like me and I bet it’ll impress you even if you’re not into supercars (impossible, I know). Making things even better is that the car is being driven in various modes and as soon as the nannies are deactivated, there’s a bit of drifting too. Indeed, the 675LT is not the car you’d want to take to a drifting competition, but in the end this video was put together for promotional purposes. Check it out above. It’s way cool.

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EVO Reviews The McLaren 675LT: Video

EVO Reviews The McLaren 675LT: Video

How’s this for a way to kill time at work? Apparently, the guys at McLaren will sometimes decide to drop everything and take the greatest cars from the company’s past and present out for a track day at the Silverstone Circuit, which is about a 3.5-hour drive from McLaren Technology Center in Woking, England. Ok, so it probably does count as work if you’re a McLaren employee, but when a 2016 McLaren P1 GTR, a 2015 McLaren 650S GT3, four 1995-1997 McLaren F1 GTRs and even an ex-Senna McLaren Formula 1 car are all on hand, you sort of have to wonder how anyone gets anything constructive done.

Anyway, someone from McLaren gave the offices of EVO Magazine a call to see if anyone would like a ride in one of the company’s newest cars. Henry Catchpole answered the call and rocked up a short time later to Silverstone with a GoPro in hand. The car in question turned out to be the new 2016 McLaren 675LT and the driver taking Catchpole out was supposed to be McLaren head test driver Chris Goodwin. But he went missing, so Catchpole had to settle for ex-Formula 1 driver and nephew of Ayrton Senna, Bruno Senna. Not a bad tradeoff.

No one outside of McLaren gets to drive the 675LT for another few months, but we do learn a few things from this ride-along video with a very good driver behind the wheel. First, it’s fast. Really fast. The sprint to 60 mph takes just 2.9 seconds and 124 mph takes just 7.9 seconds. Second, it’s also louder. The new titanium exhaust turns up the volume over the 650S.
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Build The McLaren 675LT Of Your Dreams With The New Online Configurator

Build The McLaren 675LT Of Your Dreams With The New Online Configurator

When McLaren replaced the MP4-12C with the 650S for the 2015 model year, the sports car market finally gained a vehicle that could give the Ferrari 458 Speciale a run for its money. As cool as that may sound, things got way better when McLaren launched the 675LT. Not only lighter, quicker, and more powerful than the 650S, the 675LT also honors the F1 Long Tail’s heritage. What’s more, McLaren made it the most track-focused model in its Super Series lineup and assigned it to a limited production run. The 675LT has "collectible" written all over it.

Set to go on sale this autumn for around $350,000, the long-tailed sports car is now available for some virtual fun via the company’s online configurator. If you’ve already pre-ordered one, it’s a good time to start customizing it and selecting some of the options you might like. If you’re like me and can’t afford one, you might as well have a little fun and show me what your dream 675LT would look like.

Keep reading for more info on ways you can customize this British sports car and don’t forget to share your very own selection in the comments box below.

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McLaren 675LT Sold Out

McLaren 675LT Sold Out

It didn’t take McLaren very long to sell all 500 of the 675LTs that it will build. If it seems like 675LT was only recently introduced, that’s because it was; a little over two months ago, to be exact, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. By comparison it took nearly eight months to sell all 375 examples of the P1 hypercar. Nice work, McLaren. The news comes courtesy of GT Spirit, who confirmed the report with McLaren.

Inspired by the McLaren F1 GTR “Long Tail” that was built as a homologation special in 1997, the 675LT is the second-fastest road car McLaren has ever built, second only to the P1. It’s a lighter, more powerful variant of the 650S, which is already pretty light and powerful to begin with. McLaren says roughly a third of the car’s components were replaced or modified, reducing weight by about 220 pounds. The now familiar 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8 produces an additional 25 horsepower, bringing its total to 666 (675 metric horsepower).

While it’s not quite as outrageously proportioned as the original “Long Tail,” it does sport a more protrusive, sculpted front splitter and a larger rear spoiler that also acts as an airbrake. With these enhancements, the 675LT represents the pinnacle of McLaren’s Super Series, but now that it’s run is effectively over, what’s next for the Super Series?

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McLaren 675LT Caught Testing At Spa Francorchamps: Video

McLaren 675LT Caught Testing At Spa Francorchamps: Video

Have you noticed how McLaren unveiled the 675LT at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, but it has yet to take it out for a spin on public roads? Sure, there is the possibility that car paparazzi might have missed it, but that’s pretty unlikely. Whatever the case, the 675LT was just spied testing on Spa Francorchamps (where else, huh?), a sign that the Woking-based crew is still honing the long-tailed version of the 650S. The vehicle spied up close in the pit lane is wearing McLaren’s familiar black-white camouflage, as well as "prototype vehicle" lettering on the side skirts. Nothing surprising here, as McLaren is known to continue testing months after the cars is publicly introduced.

Unfortunately, the four-minute video doesn’t include too much track footage, but there’s plenty of engine noise and lots of details to gaze at as the 675LT sits quietly in the pits. If you’re like me and simply love the 675LT, than this video will keep you busy for a while.

Testing will likely continue for a couple more months, likely alongside the P1 GTR that was spotted earlier in 2015, which means fresh videos should surface on the Interwebz soon.

Of course, nothing would beat a camouflage-free 675LT driven in anger around Belgium’s iconic Formula One track, but I’m not getting my hopes up. McLaren has yet to announce when the sports car will reach its customers, and I have a hunch it won’t happen until the fourth quarter of 2015. For now, enjoy the video and stay tuned for more details.

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