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?
Continue reading to learn more about the McLaren 675LT.