McLaren Bringing Another Car to Geneva Motor Show

New 675LT borrows from maker’s racing heritage.

by on Jan.30, 2015

McLaren put out another teaser today for its 675LT coming to the Geneva Motor Show in March.

McLaren’s run the gamut in the last 12 months going from a company near its demise to now a company introducing new products. The maker dropped a hint that it’s bringing another new vehicle to the Geneva Auto Show, just a week after it announced it teased it’s new 650S.

The British sports car maker recently revealed it will be bringing the production-intent McLaren P1 GTR to Geneva, but today a new video featuring just a wheel spinning spitting out water as classical music plays in the background appeared.

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It took only a short bit of time for the confirmation to come: it’s coming and it’ll be called the 675LT. The “LT” is significant as it pays homage to the company’s “Longtail” branding. The Longtail name made its debut during the 1997 racing season for McLaren and “evolve into the most efficient race-focused version seen to-date,” the company said.

The new iteration comes out just a week after the company announced it was producing the 650S: a limited edition model celebrating the 20th anniversary of the McLaren F1 GTR victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

While the 650S is no slouch, putting out an expected 641 horsepower, the 675 LT is likely to up that number to 666 hp from the company’s 3.8-liter V8.

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The 675LT joins 650S and Asia-only 625C in the newly named McLaren Super Series. The new trio sits above the recently announced Sports Series in the range hierarchy.

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Based on the 650S, the 675LT will feature an extended tail for better aerodynamics, and in keeping with the F1 GT Longtail theme, it’s lighter and outperforms the 650S, according to media reports.

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While the automaker’s confirmed its existence and intention to build the new racer, it hasn’t provided any insight on pricing. Given the 650S expected to be just under $300,000, it’s safe to assume this upgraded model will crossover that threshold.

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