The latest and greatest model from McLaren’s Super Series is the 675LT which brings an array of significant improvements over its lesser model, the 650S. For starters, it has undergone a strict weight watchers program as the engineers put the car through a radical diet and in the end they managed to shave off a massive 100 kg.
As if this wasn’t already impressive enough, the well-known V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine has been massaged to deliver a jaw-dropping 675 bhp and 700 Nm, thus generating an extra 25 bhp and 22 Nm compared to the engine fitted to the aforementioned 650S Coupe.
Needless to say, the more power + less weight combo had a positive impact on the car’s performances as the long-tailed McLaren now runs the 0-100 kmph sprint in only 2.9 seconds and will complete the 0-200 kmph task in a mere 7.9 seconds.
Seen here is an example painted in Napier Green while tackling the Castellolí track near Barcelona in Spain. It’s one of the 500 cars planned by McLaren and this video was released to celebrate the model has entered production phase at the factory in Woking, UK.
Besides packing more punch in a lighter package, the 675LT also comes with a different body which represents a throwback to the iconic 1997 F1 GTR Long Tail. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that all of these features have made the car an instant success since all 500 units have already been pre-sold.
Initially, McLaren said they don’t plan a Spider version of the 675LT, but the latest report indicates there will actually be a roofless derivative and is bound to go on sale next year. It will command a serious price tag over its fixed roof sibling, but we are certain all the cars will be sold very fast as the desirability of a McLaren model these days is massive, especially if we are dealing with a limited edition.