McLaren calls its new 675LT supercar 'pure driving pleasure'

McLaren has introduced the lightest, most powerful supercar they have ever produced — and it’s 100% street legal.

The only bad news? They’re already sold out. All 500.

The lucky few to pony up the £259,500 (about $US405,000) after the car was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, can expect delivery of their new 666-horsepower, 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 toy later this month.

“The Longtail is a famous name in the history of McLaren, first used on the fastest version of the iconic McLaren F1,” said Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, in a press release.

“The McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ was the final highly successful iteration of the F1, and it is an appropriate name for the most exhilarating and driver-focused version of the Super Series. The 675LT is the purest distillation of what McLaren stands for — pure driving pleasure.”

The beauty of the 675LT is in its power-to-weight ratio. Thanks to extensive use of carbon-fibre body panels, this supercar clocks in at just 2,712 lbs — helping it go from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in a whiplash-inducing 2.9 seconds.

“Of course we wanted to deliver a stunningly beautiful car,” said Dan Parry-Williams, Head of Vehicle Design and Engineering for McLaren.

“But the beauty is the result of the very demanding technical targets we set. You could call the 675LT technical sculpture.”

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