Somewhere around the late 90s, rules regarding the cars used in premier GT1 class were altered. And hence was born the LT or the Longtail version of the GT cars. One among them was the famous McLaren brand with its F1 GT car, which was later renamed to McLaren F1 LT in 1997. Fast Forward to 2015, and McLaren has decided to revive the LT name with McLaren 675 LT.
The McLaren 675 LT will be available as a coupe only and will join the core range of the McLaren Supercars to race in the McLaren Super Series. To be established as the more track focused alternative to the 650 Coupe and Spider, the 675 LT is expected to have 40% more downforce than the 650S, thanks to enhance aerodynamics.
The sweet grunting sound is produced by a redesigned crossover exhaust system designed exclusively for the 675LT and made from titanium. Two circular titanium exhaust pipes exit centrally through exposed bodywork below the rear 'Longtail' Airbrake. The new system is designed to optimize performance and reduce weight – another pillar of the LT ethos.
The McLaren 675 LT is powered by a 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine featuring lightweight components and new turbos. The unit is capable of producing a maximum power of 675 ps and a torque range upto 700 Nm available from 5500-6500 rpm. McLaren has not revealed the power figures as of now, but we are pretty sure, they would be startling, to say the least.
Slated to debut at the 85th International Geneva Motorshow, to be held in March, the McLaren 675 LT has been recently teased in a video with a soothing exhaust note.
Check the embedded video above with your speakers on full volume! After watching video, do check the McLaren 650S Le Mans Special Edition!