The McLaren 675LT has made its online debut and is now heading to the Geneva Motor Show which starts on March 3. Lighter and more powerful than the 650S Coupe, the new 675 Long Tail adopts a more aerodynamic body reminiscent of the 1997 F1 GTR Long Tail and has shaved off no less than 100 kg (220 lbs) compared to the 650S. Moreover, output of the twin-turbo V8 3.8-liter engine has increased by 25 HP and 22 Nm to 675 HP and 700 Nm thanks to more than 50% new components.
Tipping the scales at 1,230 kg (2,711 lbs), the McLaren 675LT is able to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 2.9 seconds so it’s 0.1s quicker than the 650S. In addition, the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) journey now takes 7.9 seconds which represents an improvement of 0.5s. Top speed has gone down by 2 mph (3.2 km/h) to 205 mph (330 km/h) but that shouldn’t be a problem taking into account the accelerations are now far quicker.
McLaren will sell the 675LT in four fresh body hues known as Napier Green, Chicane Grey, Silica White and Delta Red along with the usual Heritage McLaren Orange. The interior cabin has been largely carried over from the 650S but there are new carbon fiber-shelled bucket seats covers in Alcantara and with the 675LT lettering on the headrests. Moreover, the AC controls have been built into the infotainment system while a 675LT logo has been added in the rev counter.