Geneva 2015: McLaren 675LT Arrives

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
geneva 2015 mclaren 675lt arrives

Bowing at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, the McLaren 675LT aims to help the automaker re-establish its “Longtail” heritage, begun with the 1997 F1 GTR.

Five hundred copies of the 675LT will leave Woking for the world, each one boasting a weight of 2,711 lbs through the use of lightweight materials and parts, including front and rear springs, suspension geometry components, polycarbonate for the engine cover, glazing, and thinner windscreen and rear bulkhead glass.

Power comes from a 3.8-liter V8 delivering 675 PS (666 horsepower) to the back through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto whose settings (Normal, Sport and Track) have been recalibrated for better performance.

Other features include the introduction of electronic stability control, “Ignition Cut” technology that cuts the fuel spark on gearshift temporarily — bestowing “a dramatic aural ‘crack’ on both upshift and downshift” — carbon fiber chassis, and a wider track front and rear.

Price of admission begins at £259,500 ($399,000 USD), with deliveries set to start in July.

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  • When I think "McLaren" I think "F1 LM". All these new cars they build are "cute" but without CENTRAL SEATING - it's just not as awesome. If McLaren built their cars with the central seating+ two rear side seats - making them nice and wide for ground hugging, regardless how fast they were, they'd instantly be more interesting than a Ferrari or Lamborghini.

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    • @cmoibenlepro The 2 side seating was so they didn't waste the space. It's a brilliant idea when you think about it. Your wife sits on one side and your mistress sits on the other. Listen: you knew when you came in the relationship what this was... I can't marry you both, but I can support you. If you don't like it - LEAVE.

  • Mikein08 Mikein08 on Mar 03, 2015

    I suppose it is unreasonable to expect more than minimal coverage of cars that people can actually afford and might actually buy. But then, maybe it's all mental masturbation anyway ...

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    • Cameron Aubernon Cameron Aubernon on Mar 04, 2015

      Here's how I would characterize the auto shows I've covered so far, as far as 2015 and intended audiences go: Detroit: A little something for everyone. Chicago: #AMERICA and bro-country! Geneva: The 1 Percent/Robb Report Live/DuPont Registry Extravaganza. New York is next, so we'll see what all fits your desired description.

  • Johnny ringo It's an interesting vehicle, I'd like to see VW offer the two row Buzz in the states also.
  • Chuck Norton And guys are having wide spread issues with the 10 speed transmission with the HP numbers out of the factory......
  • Zerofoo "Hyundais just got better and better during the 1990s, though, and memories of those shoddy Excels faded."Never. A friend had an early 90s Hyundai Excel as his college beater. One day he decided that the last tank of gas he bought was worth more than the car. He drove it to empty and then he and his fraternity brothers pushed it into the woods and left it there.
  • Kwik_Shift There are no new Renegades for sale within my geographic circle of up to 85 kms. Looks like the artificial shortage game. They bring one in, 10 buyers line up for it, $10,000 over MSRP. Yeah. Like with a lot of new cars.
  • Ribbedroof In Oklahoma, no less!