DEMON DRIVE: THE NEW 666 BHP, MCLAREN 675LT 

By now, you probably know that the Ferrvor team likes supreme rides and stays keenly on top of the latest and greatest in motor vehicle excellence. Next up is the McLaren 675LT which just made it’s world debut

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at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show on March 3. The new 675LT is offered as a coupé and the first McLaren in nearly two decades to be known as a ‘Longtail’. It was been inspired by the GT sports racer: the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’. Dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, the ‘Longtail’ became the ultimate evolution of the McLaren F1 GTR.

With a focus on optimised aerodynamics, increased power, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement this new light weight 675 LT McLaren is the most track-focused model in the McLaren Super Series and the lightest car in its class with a power-to-weight ratio that eclipses its rivals.

This striking change starts with the prominent carbon fibre front splitter, which works the air harder, and complements the new front wing end plates that increases the downforce levels over the front bodywork,  producing 40 percent more downforce than the 650S, so essentially the turbulent air from the front wheel arches is ‘cleaned’ as it flows towards the rear bodywork by sculpted carbon fibre side sills.

It’s enhanced engine features more than 50 percent new components and, as the name suggests, produces a power output of 675PS (666bhp), dashing from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in 2.9 seconds with controlled torque delivery. Acceleration continues at a ferocious pace to it’s top governed speed of 205mph (330kph).

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Inside the 675LT, is a driver-focused cabin, including a pair of ultra lightweight carbon fibre-shelled bucket seats, upholstered in Alcantara® providing for phenomenal comfort and support as you fly down the autobahn. Color themes are all newly formulated paint hues and offered in Silica White, Delta Red, Napier Green and Chicane Grey and are complimented with it’s stripped-out interior.

The good news is that with approximately one third of its parts modified, the 675LT is still road legal, so for all you McLaren enthusiasts, you can pick one up and drive it around town.

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