The new McLaren 675LT will see McLaren reviving the legendary ‘Longtail’ name given to one of the purest GT sportscars of all time, the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’, for its launch at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. This supercar will embody the ‘Longtail’ ethos with a focus on performance optimised aerodynamics, increased downforce, driver engagement, power and reduced weight. The distinctive stretched silhouette of the McLaren F1 GTR became known during the season as the ‘Longtail’. The nickname stuck, and the model demonstrated the ultimate example of one of motorsport’s most successful GT cars.
The iconic Longtail name made its debut during the 1997 season of sportscar racing, and saw a legendary model from McLaren on the grids around the world evolve into the most efficient race-focused version seen to-date. The 675LT will join the core range of McLaren supercars alongside the existing 650S and Asia-only 625C to form the newly named McLaren Super Series which sits above the recently announced Sports Series in the range hierarchy. The number 675 denotes the power produced by the 675LT’s engine in PS – the output equating to a devilish 666bhp. This figure makes the 675LT the most powerful offering in the Super Series.
The performance figures and more details of the 675LT, will be announced in the weeks running up to the Geneva Show. . It will be offered in coupé bodystyle only when deliveries start later this year.