THE McLAREN 675LT
Experience the raw adrenaline of the McLaren 675LT, the lightest, most driver-focused, most exclusive series-production McLaren supercar ever built.
The 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail was the ultimate evolution of the Le Mans-winning F1 GTR. Almost two decades on, the limited-edition 675LT follows its uncompromising ethos to create a visceral driving experience of unique intensity. More power, less weight, more precision nothing has escaped our attention in the quest for perfection on both road and track.
Inspired by the McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, the 675LT features striking carbon fibre bodywork that increases downforce by an astonishing 40 percent over any other model in the Super Series.
Performance is similarly striking. The re-engineered M838TL V8 twin-turbocharged engine produces 675PS (666bhp) and 700Nm (516lb ft) increases of 25PS (25bhp) and 22Nm (16lb ft) and the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is now twice as fast.
The carbon fibre MonoCell provides the 675LT with an unrivalled combination of lightness, safety and stiffness, in common with all models in the McLaren Super Series. But an obsessive weight-saving strategy unlocks a further 100kg reduction compared with the 650S. From lightweight carbon fibre racing seats to a 1mm thinner windscreen, no opportunity to save weight has been overlooked.
Ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels and Pirelli P-ZERO Trofeo R tyres, carbon ceramic brakes and an uprated suspension system that embraces technology from the McLaren P1 also contribute to the radical specification.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONGTAIL
The Le Mans racer that pushed the possible to the limit and inspires the new 675LT
In 1995, we made history by beating purpose-built sports prototypes to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the road car-based McLaren F1 GTR.
Then, in 1997, we unleashed the F1 GTR Longtail, a car whose innovations pushed physical boundaries and technical regulations to the absolute limit.
Using a carbon fibre monocoque , the Longtail featured radically altered bodywork, including a longer nose and, most noticeably, an extended tail.
Against even tougher opposition, the McLaren F1 GTR Longtail finished first and second in the GT1 class second and third overall at the 24 Hours of
Le Mans in 1997, with the nearest opposition almost 30 laps behind.
Only 10 Longtail racing cars were ever produced, and just three road cars, making these sought-after machines the rarest of all road-legal McLaren F1s.
What better inspiration for the 675LT, the most driver-focused and exclusive McLaren Super Series model ever made.