After yesterdays choice of the Porsche 911 GT3RS we have another limited run supercar, the choice is again a hardcore version of the ‘standard’ road-car, limited to 500 units only and hand-built in Woking, England it’s the magnificent McLaren 675LT
The McLaren 675LT, the 3rd McLaren to be given the ‘Long Tail’ title. For purposes of this piece, we are going to be referring to the hardtop model only.
The 675LT is a hardcore version of the 650S, although it shares some DNA with its smaller brother more than 50 percent of the components in the M838 TL twin-turbo engine have been replaced or updated, many of these replacement parts were taken from the P1 which is pretty good DNA if you can get it. The revised motor produces 666bhp and 516ib ft of torque, this is mated to a 7-speed gearbox that uses the company’s Inertia Push technology, when the car is in track mode (and you will put it in track mode) this system harness the built up kinetic energy to deliver a wave of torque as the next gear is engaged.
In addition to the science lesson the 675LT weighs in at 100kg less than its 650S sibling tipping the scales at a rather svelte 1,230kg, this weight loss was achieved by shaving millimetres off the windscreen and other glass panels, the addition of carbon seats saves 15kg alone.
The bodywork of the 675LT has also been re-worked so that it is now pretty much all carbon-fibre with a new front bumper, a 50 percent larger airbrake, all of these additions mean that the 675LT has 40 percent more downforce than the 650S.
All these changes enable the 675LT to run from 0-62 in 2.9 seconds going on to a top speed of 205mph.
The base cost of this car when new was £259,000 before options or MSO involvement. Now Mclaren being very McLaren like don’t give you the prices of their options, but things you’re likely to include such items as the ‘Club Sport Pack’, the upgraded 10 Speaker sound system and of course Orange seats, Black forged wheels and stealth grey paint (possibly my favourite combo).
Thankfully McLaren includes a front axle lift system but doesn’t oddly give you parking sensors as standard in a car in which you cannot see anything out of the back.
Currently, in the UK there are 8 McLaren 675LT’s available listed as brand new on Autotrader, the prices range from £350,000 to £398,000. The cars in question feature miles on the clock varying from 64 miles to 2,325 miles covered.
Doing yet again some more number crunching the 675LT is not as profitable so far as the 911, yielding only a 35 to 53 percent gain on the original base cost, again here as we cannot confirm the cost of the options it’s a tough call to confirm the original base cost. According to Autotrader none of the cars for sale are MSO cars so you would assume that they have at least the essential options specced.
Again a massive mark-up on a limited run car, one can only speculate as to how the price would increase further if an owner actually held onto a 675LT for a length of time before selling.
Stay tuned for part 3 where the numbers get even more serious.