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Origins of the McLaren 675LT

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In 1995, McLaren made history when the F1 GTR was victorious at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. McLaren made history again in 1997 with the F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ iteration which finished first and second in the GT1 Class at Le Mans, with the nearest competitor falling 30 laps behind. The ‘Longtail’ possessed the world’s first carbon fibre monocage and radically altered bodywork such as a larger nose and extended tail. A total of 10 ‘Longtail’ racing cars were ever produced and only 3 were commissioned as road cars making the F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ the rarest road-legal McLaren of all time. This was the inspiration for the 675LT.

McLarens objective with the 675LT was to create the lightest, most driver-focused visceral driving experience ever. Greater power, less weight and more precision was the tri-formula to be used in accomplishing this task which promised to be uncompromising on both road and track. The 675LT produces 675PS from its V8 twin-turbocharged engine and features 40% greater downforce compared to any other Super-Series model. The Ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels and Pirelli P-ZERO Trofeo R tyres along with carbon ceramic brakes and an uprated suspension system that embraces McLaren P1 technology has allowed it to win many ‘best in class’ awards by reputable motoring organisations. McLaren produced a total of 500 coupe models and 500 Spyder models with only 33 Spyder models currently being registered in the UK.

This particular UK supplied McLaren 675LT Spyder is finished in Titanium Silver with the contrasting black interior making this particular example ‘steal the show’ wherever it drives. Registered in 2016 with only 500 miles this vehicle is fully covered by ‘Xpel Paint Protection Film’ and features the ‘carbon fibre exterior upgrade’ and the ‘extended carbon fibre interior’ package which includes: carbon fibre wing mirrors, carbon fibre sill panels and carbon fibre side intakes. The cockpit also features a host of carbon black instruments such as the steering wheel and the upper trim. Further necessary upgrades include the Meridian Surround Sound, parking camera, volumetric alarm upgrade, vehicle lift, vehicle tracking system and track telemetry and cameras. MSO (McLaren Special Operations) have also had input with this particular example such as the defined red seatbelts which matches the red brake calipers. McLaren has created a masterpiece and lived up to the pedigree of the original F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ and this is surely one of the best examples currently on the market.

Please view the link to contact GVE London about this particular vehcile:

www.gvelondon.com/pre-owned/mclaren/675lt-spider-vat-q-264

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  • Great post! Promoted to ‘best of supercars’ 👍🏻

    1 year ago
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