The 675LT is the new speed beast on the market, which resemble the P1’s spirit for those who aren’t filthy rich. This one is a more affordable tribute to the hypercar from McLaren, which takes the best of many previous models launched. In the past years, the British supercar maker had made important efforts to be back to the game. Those efforts had been quite well-oriented, by the way.
As many other recent models, the 2016 675LT is a choice in the right direction. While the limited production of 500 units had been already sold out, interested buyers could find the way to purchase one through resellers.
Let’s take a closer look to the marvels of the 2016 675LT.
This is one machine from hell. The 2016 675LT packs a colossal twin-turbocharged intercooled DOHC 32-valve 3.8 L V8 power plant, which is capable of generating up to 666 horsepower at 7100 RPM and 516 lb-ft of maximum torque at 5500 RPM. The 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with manual shifting through paddle delivers an out-of-this-world experience on the track.
Why the previous setup, the 2016 675LT can go from absolute standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 2.7 seconds. This British isn’t playing. The top speed is rated at 205 mph (330 km/h). The massive engine has fuel efficiency rated at 15 mpg for the city and 21 mpg for the highway.
Steering and handling are worlds apart from the 650S model, where the 675LT delivers a firmer feeling at high speeds. You must notice that the 650S has been the base model to develop the one which we are talking about right now. Because of this fact, there are many similarities between them, while the 2016 675LT represents a significant upgrade.
Normal, Sport and Track modes available have a deep impact on the engine and suspension performance. The Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires provide racing-like grip when cornering at high speeds. The highly tuned suspension and steering are notorious reasons for the appraised behavior on the track.
Aerodynamics and Beauty
McLaren has made an effort in order to maximize aerodynamic capacities. This was achieved through important design changes. Both ends now feature optimized diffusers, for example.
The 2016 675LT have two massive air intakes on the side, which have a huge impact in the aerodynamics and downforce generation. Also, this model is 220 lb (100 kg) lighter than the base 650S, having the 675LT a curb weight of 2960 lb (1338 kg). McLaren had a serious obsession for reducing weight on this model. Even bolts were replaced all over with lightweight materials in order to get the biggest cut possible.
The hardcore curves of the design make this supercar totally unique and jaw-dropping. While the connection with the P1 hypercar is obvious, we have to acknowledge the singularity of this one. The two massive exhaust outlets are found in the rear as a twin layout, right in the center of the whole fascia. These are made of titanium and are totally capable of maintaining safe at crazy temperatures. The rear LED lights look mean and evil, in concordance with the horsepower generated.
A lot of carbon fiber and microfiber is found inside the 2016 675LT’s cockpit, where most instruments were simplified in order to reduce to the maximum the amount of buttons and pieces of plastics and other materials. Besides that, multiple elements are now controlled directly through the touchscreen in the center console.
The Bottom Line
The 2016 675LT has a base price of US$353.600, which is kind of stupid and useless because all of them are already sold. This is a common scenario for supercars these days. Now, those really interested in buying a unit, resellers are the only hope.