Could this McLaren 675LT be the sweet spot in the British automaker’s line-up? The company has produced a wide range of supercars over the last decade, from the breath-taking P1 to the new base-model 540C. And let’s face it, many of these cars tend to look nearly identical, making it difficult for the average consumer to navigate these murky waters. And that’s exactly what has me lusting after this beautiful black beauty today. This 675LT sits right in the sweet spot of the range, offering as much performance as you could ask for, but without the P1’s million-pound price tag.
Even though it shares a platform with the 650S, McLaren claim 60% of the 675LT is completely new. Starting from the 650S base, they have added new carbon ceramic brakes, lightweight 10-spoke wheels, and a new rear wing. Thanks to a generous application of carbon fibre, weight is down by 100 kg. It’s twin-turbo, 3.8-litre V8 produces 666 bhp, while torque sits at 502 lb-ft. A stiffer suspension and quicker steering rack liven up track days, but the car remains comfortable enough for daily driving. As they have done time and time again, McLaren manages to combine hardcore track performance and all-day comfort into the 675LT’s suspension setup. On its way to a 205-mph top speed, the McLaren 675LT fires off a 0 to 60 time of 2.9 seconds and hits 200 km/h in just 7.9 seconds. Even though its acceleration is nothing short of brutal, the 675 was really built to be a track-focused machine. And it performance in that regard is nothing short of phenomenal, as it nearly matches the mighty P1’s performance on several tracks.
The example we are looking at today is being offered by GC Motors in Harrogate. Here is their description of the car:
Black, 1 Of only 500 made, Track telemetry pack, Carbon fibre exterior pack, Carbon fibre interior upgrade, Sports exhaust, Front suspension lift, Ceramic brakes, Carbon fibre engine bay, Front splitter, Wing mirrors, Side blades, Side skirts and rear diffuser, Carbon fibre Racing seats, 2 seats, Meridian DSP audio, Onyx Black paintwork with Black leather/Alcantara interior, 19”/20” lightweight Alloy wheels with Red callipers, Satellite Navigation, Alcantara door cards, Alcantara headlining, Carbon fibre paddle shift, Reversing camera, Parking sensors, Cruise control, Keyless start, Electric folding wing mirrors, Launch mode, Embossed headrests, Alcantara/Carbon fibre steering wheel, USB interface, AUX input, Automatic lights, Sat Nav, Warranty until June 2019
With only 2,800 miles on the clock and a still-valid warranty through mid-2019, it’s almost like buying a brand-new car. I realize that at £254,990, this certainly isn’t an economy vehicle, but let’s be honest: No one in their right mind would expect the perfect McLaren to be a cheap date. So never mind the cost, let’s just sit back and bask in the glory that is the 675LT.
The McLaren 675LT Gallery
This car is available at: GC Motors.