McLaren Automotive and Japanese technological firm JVC Kenwood have celebrated their 25 years of partnership in Formula One by showcasing the McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Peter Wilkins led the team that has incorporated JVC Kenwood’s CarOptronics system into the 675LT. The system primarily has three features. First is the all-in-one Head-Up Display (HUD) system which It replaces the conventional instrument cluster and provides the driver with all the pivotal information about the car. It also detects other vehicles which may be in the driver’s blind-spot. Furthermore, the graphics on the HUD are inspired by visuals seen on fighter jets.

Second are the aerodynamic digital cameras that replace the wing mirrors and reduce weight and drag resistance, while also aiding in downforce. And finally, you see the Digital Rear View Monitor (DRVM) which replaces the conventional rear view mirror. The combination of three cameras, one on each side and one at the rear of the vehicle, offers a wider field of vision to the driver.

Apart from that, new leather upholstery has been used and the center console has been removed along with the AC system to offer more space. Not to forget, the P1 GTR’s steering wheel has been fitted into the car. That said, the exterior pretty much remains the same.

The 675LT, which recently went into production at McLaren’s facility in Woking, England, is the most driver-oriented, lightweight and aerodynamically optimized model in the McLaren Super Series. All 500 units of the car have already been sold out.

JVC Kenwood has been supplying McLaren with professional radio systems since 1991 and the teams have partnered in more than 400 Grand Prixs.


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