2015 McLaren 675LT – brand new video shows off track ability
The 675LT is usually a homage to the original ‘Long Tail’ F1 GTR
Hardcore 650S-based supercar gets 666bhp twin-turbo V8 engine in addition to can reach 0-62mph in 2.9sec
McLaren has released a brand new video showcasing its 675LT ‘LongTail’ on track. The brand new supercar – which is usually designed to be a harder, lighter in addition to more powerful design of the 650S – made its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.
Already on sale, the 675LT is usually priced at £259,500 – around £64,000 more than the 650S on which the item is usually based. Just 500 examples will be made – although all planned products are already sold.
Many of the 675 LTs will have gone to existing McLaren owners, including many who buy every design coming from the company in which is usually offered to them.
The coupé-only 675LT – ‘LT’ refers to its long-tail aerodynamic design, something first used on the 1997 F1 Longtail – sits above the 650S coupé in addition to Spider in McLaren’s range of so-called ‘Super’ products. The P1 is usually inside ‘Ultimate’ range in addition to the recently-unveiled 570S in addition to 540C sit inside newly-created Sports Series.
The 675LT features a more powerful in addition to significantly modified 666bhp design of the 650S’s twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8.
McLaren says 50% of the parts inside V8 engine are brand new, including brand new turbos, brand new camshafts in addition to connecting rods, a faster-flowing fuel pump in addition to delivery system, in addition to detail adjustments to the cylinder heads in addition to exhaust manifolds.
So extensive are the engine adjustments in which the unit includes a brand new codename: M838TL. Power rises 25bhp over the 650S to 666bhp, with peak power arriving at 7100rpm. Torque is usually up coming from 500lb ft inside 650S, to 516lb ft at 5500-6500rpm inside 675LT.
As with the 650S, the engine is usually mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, although the item has had subtle adjustments to speed up shifts.
Extensive use of carbonfibre for the bodywork, in addition to aerodynamic features in addition to various other lightweight elements inside engine, chassis in addition to Centeng, give the 675LT a dry weight of 1230kg, which is usually 100kg less than the 650S. As a result, the power-to-weight ratio is usually improved upon coming from the 650S’s 493bhp per tonne to 541bhp per tonne inside 675LT.
The combination of lighter weight in addition to prodigious brand new engine outputs result in a 0-62mph time for the rear-drive 675LT of 2.9sec, some 0.1sec faster than the 650S. However, a greater improvement is usually had inside 0-124mph time, which is usually cut coming from 8.4sec to 7.9sec. The 675LT’s 205mph top speed is usually 2mph less than the 650S’s due to the extra drag of the aerodynamic set-up.
The 675LT’s look is usually significantly altered in addition to reprofiled compared with the 650S. the item features many aerodynamic features in addition to an altogether more aggressive style. The Longtail Airbrake is usually a key part of the brand new design, being 50% larger than on the 650S.
The polycarbonate rear screen is usually another brand new feature, complete with more louvres.
Also brand new at the rear are the carbonfibre wings in addition to twin circular exhaust pipes made coming from titanium, which are exposed at the rear deck to improve cooling. They sit above a brand new bumper in addition to rear diffuser in which are both made coming from carbonfibre.
At the front, there is usually a larger carbonfibre splitter in addition to brand new front bumper design aimed at improving cooling in addition to downforce, channelling the air to the rear of the vehicle through several aerodynamic features.
The 675LT is usually more track focused than the 650S, using a more aggressive set-up than the existing car. the item includes a 20mm wider track front in addition to rear, while the springs are 27% stiffer at the front in addition to 63% stiffer at the rear to compensate for the increased downforce in addition to to improve Centeng control. The steering has been tweaked as well, using a faster response time than the 650S.
Inside, the item bears a striking similarity to the 650S, although using a high level of specification. The cabin features a large amount of Alcantara, while P1-inspired bucket seats in addition to individually numbered plaques set the 675LT apart.
An optional package, called the Club Sport pack, is usually available inside UK for £5090. This kind of brings more equipment for the track-bound driver, in addition to adds a titanium roll hoop, four-point harnesses in addition to a fire extinguisher.
The 675LT is usually offered in what McLaren calls all 5 ‘By McLaren’ specifications, inspired by famous colours in addition to liveries coming from its past. The all 5 colours in addition to themes on offer are mirrored inside in addition to out.
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