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2019 McLaren 765LT

2019 McLaren 765LT

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

The 2021 McLaren 765LT is the range-topping version of the company’s Super Series family, build around the 720S core model. Essentially a successor to the 675LT, the 2021 765LT is yet another tribute to the McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, a race car fitted with an elongated body for enhanced aerodynamics. The 2021 765LT shares many components with the familiar 720S, but it features a more aggressive aero package with carbon-fiber components, a race-focused interior, and a more powerful engine. As the name suggests, the V-8 engine cranks out 765 PS, which converts to 755 horsepower, 45 more than the regular 720S. Let’s find out more about this supercar in the review below.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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