A leak has prematurely revealed the 2016 McLaren 675 Longtail ahead of its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
The Super Series ‘Longtail’ variant takes inspiration from the iconic F1 GTR racer that was introduced nearly two decades ago. It will be both the lightest and most powerful model in the family, with 666 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.
The specific “Long Tail” portion of the 675LT helps increase downforce by 40 percent compared to the 650S Coupe. The 675LT will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 with 666 horsepower, which should give the coupe a 0-62 mph time of under 3 seconds.
By the looks of it, it’s worth the wait. This type of car always is. It packs a twin turbo 3.8 liter V8, with an output of 666 BHP (or 675 PS – hence its name). It’s not a huge increase in power compared to the 650S, but we’re also looking at optimized aerodynamics (40% increase in downforce) as well as torque delivery, which is why we can expect this thing to get to 62 mph in under 3 seconds.
Aesthetically we can see a redesigned rear end, which we were expecting knowing that the car is a throwback to the classic McLaren F1 GTR Long-Tail. We also notice the awesome looking new alloys with the orange calipers, a new diffuser and a rear wing similar in function to that of the LaFerrari.
Allegedly we can also expect a video of the car to be released next week, showcasing more of its exhaust note and active aerodynamics.
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