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McLaren recently announced that the automaker plans to launch the 675LT sports car at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The high-end sports car revives McLaren’s iconic “Longtail” name given to the F1 GTR, considered by many automotive experts to represent one of the best sports cars ever manufactured. McLaren’s March 2015 unveiling of the 675LT promotes the “Longtail” tradition that emphasizes optimal aerodynamics, improved down force, and better driver engagement. The 675LT joins the 650S and Asian marketed 625C in the newly created McLaren Super Series of sports cars.
The creation of the Super Series pushes McLaren to a level higher than the company’s Sport Series of high performance vehicles. McLaren engineers have designed the LT to be the lightest and quickest version of the sports car in the Super Series. High-grade steel and carbon fiber combine to maximize structural strength, while reducing the wind drag that impedes performance. McLaren uses the number 675 in the sports car model name to designate the power produced by the engine measured in PS. The 675 PS engine output translates to an incredible 666 horsepower, which makes the 675LT the most powerful sports car in the Super Series range of vehicles.
“Longtail” sports cars hit the racing circuit during the 1997 season. The legendary McLaren model made waves within the racing circuit by improving on the performance of the sports car that won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1995. McLaren engineers perfected the knowledge and experience gathered from the 1995 sports car to develop automotive technology that ensured the “Longtail” achieving the pinnacle of auto racing. The distinctive exterior silhouette of the McLaren F1 GTR prompted company engineers to call the sports car “Longtail.” The nickname has persevered for nearly 20 years, as McLaren launches the 675LT.
McLaren issued a statement that it plans to announce more details concerning the release of the 675LT during the weeks that lead up to the March Geneva Motor Show. Specifics for the 675LT should include more information about the sports car’s mind-boggling performance numbers, as well as insight into the exterior design that upholds the rich heritage of “Longtail” sports cars. The company also should explain how engineers sculpted the 675LT to improve driver engagement.