McLaren have a spectacular display at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The centrepiece is the McLaren 675 LT and its spiritual predecessor, the McLaren F1 GT ‘Longtail’. The McLaren 675 LT is the latest and greatest from the Woking-based manufacturer. It’s faster, lighter and more efficient than the McLaren 650S, its also limited production. We took a closer look at the Geneva show car!
The McLaren 675 LT gets the familiar 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, although 50 percent of the package is new. McLaren have fitted new, more efficient turbos, made changes to the design of the cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds, fitted a new camshaft and lightweight connecting rods, and developed a faster-flowing fuel pump and delivery system.
The McLaren 675 LT gets its name, not from the changes to the mechanics, but rather from the exterior style. On the outside, there is a new front bumper with a new front spoiler and carbon fibre end plates. The rear is also redesigned, although not quite so dramatically as the F1 Longtail was. It gets an active ‘Longtail’ Airbrake, a new rear bumper and a different diffuser.
Dry weight is down to 1,230kg. By comparison, the Ferrari 458 Speciale (the only proper yardstick by which the McLaren can be measured) weighs 1,290 kg. The Performance statistics are impressive. The 675 LT gets a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.9 seconds, a 0-200 km/h (124 mph) time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).
McLaren 675 LT at the Geneva Motor Show 2015
Customers will be able to spec five ‘By McLaren’ hero specifications, which include four bespoke colours; Silica White, Delta Red, Napier Green and Chicane Grey. The final spec is a traditional McLaren Orange. All colours include a complementary interior colour.
For a complete run down of all the details, take a look at our earlier McLaren 675 LT article. For all the latest from the Geneva Motor Show 2015, take a look at our dedicated news feed or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+.