McLaren is set to keep the special editions of its 650S rolling down the production line, with the supercar-maker teasing its latest offering this week.
Dubbed the ‘675 LT’, the new model could pack a punch of around 675 PS (497kW) as the name suggests, according to reports from British mag Autocar.
While power would still come from the ‘regular’ model’s 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, the 675 LT would boast an extra 18kW over the 650S with a similar rise over the standard model’s 678Nm of torque also likely.
The power increase coupled with a rumoured 100kg weight advantage may be enough to see to see the 675 LT improve on the 650S’ 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds and top speed of 330km/h.
Further reports suggest a limited production run of 250 units.
For now, McLaren is keeping mum on its new model, only telling fans to expect a “more powerful, track-focused” version of the 650S.
The key words there are likely “track-focused”, as McLaren already has a similar version of its 650S in the 650S Sprint; unveiled at Pebble Beach last year with a price tag of £198,000 (AU$375,000) for UK customers.
A much more hard-core track weapon wearing 650S badges also exists in the 650S GT3, priced from £330,000 (AU$625,000).
The regular 650S Coupe is priced from £195,250 (AU$370,000) while pricing for the 675 LT has yet to be announced.
Styling by and large echoes the standard 650S except for one notable difference at the rear end.
The 675 LT is unmistakably longer than the 650S, leading to speculation the LT stands for ‘long tail’ and the car is designed as a tribute to McLaren’s F1 GTR Long Tail which raced at the 1997 Le Mans 24-Hour enduro.
Further evidence can be seen in the 675’s camouflage markings, with McLaren going for an F1 GTR Long Tail ‘wallpaper’ design.
More will be revealed in the lead up to March, and the 675 LT’s official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show.
Note: 1997 F1 GTR Long Tail photo via André Ritzinger
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