Still legal for road use, the McLaren 675LT (LT stands for Longtail) will carry forward the brand’s very-own 3.8-litre V8 engine, upgraded to feature nearly 50% of new parts to improve the plant’s output figures: which as you may have guessed, includes 675PS of power and 700Nm of torque. The large amount of changes to the engine has even prompted McLaren to rename its engine code to M838LT, from the standard M838T.
Around the back, the active “Longtail” Airbrake is also 50% bigger than the one found on the 650S, but thanks to some clever engineering, is actually lighter. Elsewhere, the car of course features many distinct features, such as an extended carbon-fibre front splitter, circular twin titanium exhaust pipes, extended door blade and additional cooling intakes all around. In total, the 675LT weights 1,230kg.
0-100km/h sprints are identical to the preceding 650S model at 2.9 seconds, but it’s beyond that where the 675LT shows its true worth: 0-200km/h takes just 7.9 seconds: a shade quicker than what’s possible of the latest turbocharged Ferrari, the 488 GTB.